CW orders Archie comics series Riverdale and more
CW has given series orders to Greg Berlanti’s live-action Archie Comics series Riverdale, as well as bucket list project No Tomorrow and a reimagining of the New Line Cinema film Frequency, EW has learned.
Set in present-day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, Riverdale is a surprising and subversive take on Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart), Veronica (Camila Mendes), and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write and executive-produce with Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater. Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, Madelaine Petsch, Marisol Nichols, and Mädchen Amick will also star.
In No Tomorrow, when a risk-averse, straight-arrow procurement manager at an Amazon-like distribution center falls in love with a freewheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, to comedic and poignant results they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists.
Corinne Brinkerhoff, Maggie Friedman, Scott McCabe, and Tory Stanton will write and executive-produce with Ben Silverman. Tori Anderson, Josh Sasse, Sarayu Blue, Amy Pietz, Jesse Rath, and Jonathan Langdon will star.
Frequency follows a police detective in 2016 who discovers she is able to speak via a ham radio with her estranged father (also a detective) who died in 1996. They forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, but unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day.
Jeremy Carver will write and executive-produce with Toby Emmerich, John Rickard, Dan Lin, and Jennifer Gwartz. Riley Smith, Mekhi Phifer, Peyton List, Lenny Jacobson, Anthony Ruivivar, Devin Kelley, and Daniel Bonjour will star.
The announcement comes on the heels of Supergirl being renewed, but moving to The CW. More on that here.
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