RIVERDALE Pilot Picked Up By the CW

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Credit: Archie Comics
Credit: Archie Comics

The CW has officially given the go-ahead for the live-action Riverdale television series pilot. Described by Archie Comics as one-hour drama with a "subversive take on the classic Archie mythos," it is written by the publisher's Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also wrote for the TV series Glee and Big Love. The show is bring produced by Greg Berlanti, who also oversees The Flash, Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl.

Riverdale is scheduled to begin filming this spring, and if the CW likes it the series could debut as early as the fall.

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