The Archies Poster Released

'The Archies' is making a global Netflix debut in December.

Archie Comics and Netflix have revealed a new poster for The Archies, the upcoming Indian adaptation of Archie's adventures with the Riverdale gang, which is set for a release on the streaming platform in December. The movie, which has been in development from Tiger Baby and director Zoya Akhtar for a while now, launched a "100 days" countdown campaign yesterday, and the cast and filmmakers seem to be committed to keeping the project in the spotlight up until its global release date. The film, inspired by the band Archie Andrews heads up in the Archie Comics, is unrelated to the planned Archie in Bollywood, which was announced in 2018 and would have seen a version of the American Riverdale gang head to India. Instead, this version is set in 1960s India, and features a cast of Indian performers.

According to Netflix, The Archies is a musical set in the 1960s. Seen through the lens of the unique Anglo-Indian community, The Archies explores friendship, freedom, love, heartbreak and rebellion.

You can see the poster below.

The Indian adaptation of the beloved comics will see Dot play Ethel Muggs, Agastya Nanda as the charming and talented Archie Andrews, Khushi Kapoor will take on the role of Betty Cooper, Mihir Ahuja as the always hungry Jughead Jones, Veronica Lodge will be portrayed by Suhana Khan, Heartthrob Reggie Mantle will be showcased by Vedang Raina and Yuvraj Menda will play Dilton Doiley.

"I am super excited to have the chance to bring The Archies to life," Akhtar said when the project was announced. "It was a large part of my childhood and teenage years. The characters are iconic and globally loved, which is also why I am a little nervous. I have to make sure the film stokes the nostalgia of a generation that grew up on the comic and yet resonates with the young adults today."

"It's a huge source of pride that the Archie Comics characters and stories resonate with fans globally, and especially in India, for more than 50 years," said Archie Comics CEO/Publisher Jon Goldwater. "We are thrilled to partner with Netflix and trust Zoya Akhtar and her creative team to deliver a truly unique and exciting take on Archie and friends through the lens of Indian cinema. We know that these characters have global appeal and translating them into other settings and cultures is just the start of what we have planned for future multimedia adaptations."

"The characters, adventures and friendships in Archies have found fans across the world for generations," Pratiksha Rao, Director, Films and Licensing, Netflix India, said. "With Archie Comics, Graphic India and Tiger Baby, we have an extraordinary opportunity to recreate the world of Archie comics, this time as a live action musical. Zoya has an incredible and unique ability to make stories and the characters in them relatable, making them feel like they are an extension of our own self. We are thrilled to partner with her in bringing to life the world of Archies to fans and our members in India and around the world."

The Archies will arrive on Netflix on December 7.