Thursday, October 23, 2014

"Riverdale" TV Series Coming to Fox!!

"Riverdale" Fan Trailer // Not Images from Fox!!
Archie Comics just announced news of a new television series based on their characters. The one-hour drama is titled "Riverdale." It will air on Fox and is being produced by Warner Brothers Studios along with studio-based Berlanti Productions:
Riverdale” offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, and their friends, exploring the surrealistic twists of small-town life plus the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade. Set in the present in the small fictional town of Riverdale, New York. The show will focus on the eternal love triangle of Archie Andrews, girl-next-door Betty Cooper, and rich socialite Veronica Lodge, and will include the entire cast of characters from the comic books—including Archie’s rival, Reggie Mantle, and his slacker best friend, Jughead Jones. Popular gay character Kevin Keller will also play a pivotal role. In addition to the core cast, “Riverdale” will introduce other characters from Archie Comics’ expansive library, including Josie and the Pussycats.
"Riverdale" will be produced by Greg Berlanti's Berlanti Productions and written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Dilton Jilted & Mocked by the Riverdale Girls
It is unclear at this time when the show will begin, but CBR reports that there is a "script deal plus penalty at Fox," which means that the network will pay a fee for the program whether or not it airs -- which implies that they likely won't drop it unless it turns out to be really, really bad.

After reading the article, learning the name of the program, and seeing the series description, I couldn't help thinking about the parody trailer for a fictional "Riverdale" movie. If you haven't seen it, you should do it. Right now. I'll wait.

It's their senior year in high school. Betty sacrifices her virginity to the boy who cannot commit -- only to find that sex has consequences. Jughead stuffs his face full of food in order to cope with his unrequited love for Archie. Reggie spirals downward in a world of sex and drugs. A steroid-hopping Moose erupts violently in a jealous rage. And Dilton gets ostracized one time too many. It's nearly four minutes of greatness.

If we're lucky, Fox's "Riverdale" will be done right like this fan film. Time will tell...


Donny Jacobs said...

So they're finally going to deal with Jughead's sexuality are they . . . the way they should have all the time? In my mind, he was always the Gay character in Riverdale (although making Reggie bisexual in my fantasy timeline was a stroke of genius on my part, if I say so my damn self)! Well, two Gay characters in the Archie universe certainly isn't a crowd.

Incidentally, I'm one of many who think that, yes, Betty would give up her virginity before Veronica. Why? Just because she's the giving kind; also because Betty is such a hot number, the dudes wouldn't let up on her until she did!!!

Jon said...

The gay Jughead plot was from that parody fan movie trailer and I doubt it'll actually be part of the actual series. I know you don't usually have access to youtube, but you need to check out that video sometime. It's great!

So I wouldn't expect Juggy or Reggie to go gay or bi -- though I wouldn't necessarily rule it out! But it sounds like Kevin will definitely be part of this new TV show if/when it airs!

Anonymous said...

I would love if the show was like that video from you tube. It was really good.