One of the most interesting new shows making its debut at San Diego Comic-Con was The CW’s live action spin on Archie, so we chatted up the cast of Riverdale about bringing the classic comic to life.
So, the first thing to note: This isn’t your dad’s Archie. Instead, the cast said the series takes most of its creative cues from the new Archie run by Mark Waid, which reimagined the characters and world into a modern-day setting. But, there’s also a murder mystery thrown in there, which has been compared to a Pretty Little Liars vibe. We talk to the stars about the new spin on Betty and Veronica, and how their friendship(?) will develop.
One very interesting tidbit: Though it’s typically been Archie’s world, his pal Jughead will take on the role of the series’ narrator, and he’s described as an “observer” of the characters, looking at things from an outsider’s perspective.
Riverdale premieres this fall on The CW.
Check out the interviews below and let us know what you think: