Comic-Con News:  At the San Diego Comic-Con, Archie Comics revealed that the subversive live-action Archie Comics-based TV series Riverdale, which was originally set up at Fox (see “Archie Live Action TV Show”), has now received a pilot order from the CW Network where Riverdale producer Greg Berlanti has great connections thanks to the success of the comic book-based Arrow and The Flash series that he developed.

The pilot for the Riverdale TV series is being written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre Sarcasa (Afterlife With Archie).  The live-action series will features the familiar cast of Archie Comics characters including Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Josie & the Pussycats, etc., but with an approach that is far from the wholesome, white bread Archie Comics norm.  Instead the producers of Riverdale describe the show as a “bold, subversive take..., exploring the surrealistic twists of small-town life plus the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade.”