Riverdale opens with Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) explaining the summer that changed everyone’s lives. Since the character’s narration – he’s writing a novel – is filling audiences in on a teenager’s death, the tone is somber, which is a tone that doesn’t always work for the Riverdale pilot. When the first half-hour of the series gets dramatic, it feels too soon, as if the series’ creators, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Greg Berlanti and their writers presume we’re already on board with these characters simply because of who they are. What does makes us like some of these characters in the pilot is not the forced drama, but the easygoing charm amongst the kids, especially Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes)
Below, read our Riverdale Comic-Con reaction.
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Back in 2014, Fox began developing a show based on the long-running comic book series “Archie.” Greg Berlanti–who’s no stranger to comic book adaptations, having worked on The Flash and Arrow–is producing Riverdale, and chief creative officer of Archie Comics, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Supergirl), wrote the pilot. The one-hour drama is no longer set up at Fox, though. The CW is the new home to the series, which stars KJ Apa (Archie Andrews), Camilla Mendes (Veronica Lodge), Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper), and Cole Sprouse (Jughead Jones).
The first promo image–a shot of the main cast–was recently released. Below, check out the Riverdale first look.
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Posted on Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Fred Topel
This weekend, The CW presented a panel on their latest DC superhero show for the Television Critics Association. Legends of Tomorrow features Atom (Brandon Routh), Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), White Canary (Caity Lotz), Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee), Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) and Firestorm (Victor Garber and Franz Drameh) traveling through time.
In explaining how they established the show’s time travel rules, producers Greg Berlanti and Phil Klemmer referred to other time travel classics, and revealed why we we’ll never see a Groundhog Day situation on the show. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, January 10th, 2016 by Fred Topel
This morning, The CW presented panels to the Television Critics Association. During the Executive Session with president Mark Pedowitz, they made several announcements that will be exciting to fans of their DC properties.
Megalyn E.K., who provides the voice of Vixen in the animated CW Seed series of the same title, will be reprise her role in live-action on an episode of Arrow. “CW Seed has always been considered an incubator,” Pedowitz added. “Megalyn E.K. will play the role in episode 15 or 16. It’s a great story to tell.” Pedowitz additionally revealed that Vixen has been renewed for a second season.
Pedowitz also announced that Kevin Smith himself will direct an episode of The Flash in May. Click through for additional updates on the Archie and Friday the 13th series, plus Pedowitz’s comments on the possibility of a female-led standalone superhero series on The CW. Read More »
Posted on Friday, September 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
Warner Bros. has about ten DC Extended Universe movies planned for the next five years, and it looks like they’re crowding in one more. Rumor has it a Booster Gold / Blue Beetle team-up is in the works, with Greg Berlanti directing and Zak Penn writing. In contrast to the dark and gritty vibe of the other DC projects, this one is envisioned as a buddy comedy. More details on the Booster Gold movie after the jump. Read More »
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Arrow and The Flash are doing quite well for The CW, and the network is pursuing more shows in the same vein. When Brandon Routh joined Arrow this year there was talk of a potential spin-off show featuring his character, for example. Now we know more about that show, and it won’t just be a showcase for Routh. No, this one is a DC Comics team series at the CW, featuring four actors/characters from Arrow and The Flash. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 by Angie Han
While we fantasize about who should play Marvel’s Carol Danvers, Warner Bros. TV is trying to figure out who they want to play Kara Danvers (no relation). Yes, casting is now underway on the CBS’ new DC Comics-based series Supergirl, and we have all the details on what producers are looking for.
Hit the jump for the Supergirl TV series character description and biography, plus details on a new character created just for the show.
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Posted on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 by Angie Han
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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Posted on Friday, September 19th, 2014 by Angie Han
Supergirl is coming to CBS. The network has just landed the DC Comics adaptation, which is being executive produced by Greg Berlanti (Arrow) and Ali Adler (No Ordinary Family).
The pickup means that, if all goes well, four of the five broadcast networks will airing shows based on DC characters next season. The fifth, ABC, will still be in the costumed-hero game, with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter. Hit the jump for the latest on the Supergirl TV show.
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