Riverdale‘s world is set to expand as it braves the renewal rat race, TVGuide reports:
Are you ready for the comic book adaptation of the TV adaptation of the Archie comic books? Or, in case you couldn’t parse that sentence: TVGuide.com is exclusively revealing that Archie Comics will be launching a comic book series based on Riverdale, The CW’s upcoming dark reinvention of Archie, Jughead and the rest of the gang.
The CW and Warner Bros. television adaptation Riverdale takes a more noir, slightly more Twin Peaks-ish look at the usually squeaky-clean adventures of Archie Andrews (K.J. Apa) and his friends… But when the series launches next year, things are already well in motion with a murder, a scandalous affair and most shocking of all: Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) is allergic to hamburgers.
“We’re excited to expand on the amazing work being done by WB, The CW and the entire team to bring fans a Riverdale comic book, set in the same universe as the upcoming TV series,” said Archie Comics Publisher/Co-CEO and Riverdale Executive Producer Jon Goldwater via statement. “The comic book is the ideal companion piece to the TV series, expertly written by showrunner and Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and key members of the show’s writers room, the comic promises to give fans a look at what happened before the first episode and beyond. We couldn’t be more excited about the show and are eager to give fans additional peeks into the stories being created for this must-see event.”
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Will the comics keep fans engaged in the Riverdale series and universe as a whole, ultimately contributing to a Season 2 renewal? Stay tuned…