Archie (KJ Apa), Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica (Camila Mendes), Jughead (Cole Sprouse), and the rest of the gang will take over Thursday nights starting January 26th at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.
The one-hour live-action drama based on the Archie Comics characters will be followed a week later in comic shops by a special one-shot comic book that ties into the show. The February 1 release will provide previously-unknown backstory for key members and storylines on the show.
"This is a historic moment for Archie Comics – and it's been a long time coming," said Archie Comics CEO and Publisher Jon Goldwater. "Partnering with Roberto, Greg Berlanti Warner Bros. and The CW has been a wonderful experience, and it's been stunning to see the show bring our iconic characters to life, adding to the mythos and legend of Archie and his gang. You will be hooked from the first scene, I promise you."
The show will be written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Warner Brothers Studios and Berlanti Productions and has been described as a subversive take on the classic Archie mythos. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter, Jon Goldwater, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa serve as executive producers.
The series also stars Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper, and Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge.
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