AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE Writer to Do Before RIVERDALE Title

Still from "Riverdale"
Credit: The CW
Credit: Alitha Martinez with Steve Downer (Archie Comics)

With Archie Comics' live-action Riverdale series scheduled to debut on the CW in early 2017, the shows' writers are simultaneously working on a prequel for comic books, Archie Comics announced on the even of New York Comic Con. Showrunner/Archie Comics CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write the one-shot, along with unnamed writers from the show's writer's room, while Alitha Martinez will illustrate.

No dates for the Riverdale comic book or the CW live-action series it's based on have been announced, but Archie added that following the one-shot an ongoing comic book series will launch.

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