The CW has announced we will all get to travel to Riverdale and share in the exploits of Archie and the gang beginning Thursday, January 26th.

Everyone’s favorite teenagers, Archie, Betty and Veronica, Jughead and more, will take over Thursday nights starting January 26th at 9pm ET with the premiere of ‘Riverdale’ on The CW. The one-hour live-action drama based on the classic Archie Comics characters will be followed a week later in comic shops by a special one-shot comic book that ties into the show. The Wednesday, February 1 release will provide previously-unknown backstory for key members and storylines on the show.

“This is a historic moment for Archie Comics – and it’s been a long time coming,” said Archie Comics CEO and Publisher Jon Goldwater in a press release. “Partnering with Roberto, Greg Berlanti Warner Bros. and The CW has been a wonderful experience, and it’s been stunning to see the show bring our iconic characters to life, adding to the mythos and legend of Archie and his gang. You will be hooked from the first scene, I promise you.”

‘Riverdale’ stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Luke Perry as Fred Andrews, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle, Casey Cott as Kevin Keller, Mädchen Amick as Alice Cooper, and Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge.

Are you excited to watch this new series? Some seem to think it is a bit too far away from the comics to be “good”, while others think it is a too far away from the comics, making it “good.”

via Archie Comics

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