Ready for Riverdale, the Darker Archie TV Show?
Riverdale, the live-action TV show based on Archie Comics first announced in summer 2015, now has an official release date: Thursday, January 26, 2017. The show’s time slot will be Thursdays at 9 PM ET on the CW. According to the press release, the show “has been described as a subversive take on the classic Archie mythos.”
I don’t know that that’s what I think Archie needs, but I know a lot of TV and movie adaptations of comics recently have succeeded by streamlining and modernizing properties, removing a lot of the barnacle-grown continuity that makes it confusing to new viewers. So I’ll at least sample it.
The lead-in for Riverdale is Supernatural, playing off of “the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.”