Fox Developing Archie Comics TV Series ‘Riverdale’

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Following the successes of Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., yet another comic book series is being turned into a TV show. Only this one’s not based on Marvel, DC, or indeed any superhero franchise at all.

Fox is developing Riverdale, a new drama based on characters from the Archie comics. Greg Berlanti (of Arrow, The Flash, and the upcoming Supergirl) is producing and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (the chief creative officer of Archie Comics) is writing. More on the Archie Comics TV series after the jump.

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Dunham has been set to pen a four-issue story arc for Archie Comics, with the first installment debuting sometime in 2015. Apparently she’s a longtime fan of the series, and even owns the first Archie comic. Hit the jump for plot details and more.

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Just about every other popular comic book character has made it to the big screen in one form or other, so it was just a matter of time before someone got it in their head to make Archie into a feature film. And that someone, apparently, is Warner Bros.

The studio has just closed a deal to make a live-action movie based on the long-running comic, with Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) directing and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (the new Carrie) writing. There’s no official logline right now, but there’s reason to believe the team will spice up Archie’s usual high school shenanigans with the presence of zombies. Yes, really. Hit the jump to learn what Archie has to do with the undead.

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