Archie Comics TV deal opens the door for more adaptations

Archie Comics just signed an extensive TV deal with Warner Bros., opening the door for many more adaptations beyond the CW’s Archie show Riverdale.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater namechecked a number of Archie properties that are now available for TV adaptations, including Josie and the Pussycats (whose main characters have a supporting role in Riverdale) and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. We could also wind up seeing some of Archie’s lesser-known characters, including superheroes from the publisher’s Dark Circle imprint.

The TV deal is characterized as part of Archie’s ongoing evolution as a publisher, tying in with the revamped comics of the past few years and the launch of Riverdale. And judging by what we’ve seen in Riverdale, Archie Comics will not shy away from some pretty creative reboots of classic characters.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor