#SDCC15: Archie Horror Teases Vampironica; Riverdale Live-Action Series Moves to The CW

Two tidbits of news from the Archie universe were revealed during Comic-Con, and while we’re not sure how Dread-worthy one of them is, it’s so intriguing that we wanted to make sure it’s on your radar… if you’re as much a fan of the kids from Riverdale as we are!

First up, Archie Comics released major details about the upcoming “Riverdale” live-action series:

Originally developed for Fox, “Riverdale”—a dark, twisty, one-hour drama based on the iconic Archie comic book characters, including Archie, Betty, and Veronica, as well as Josie and the Pussycats—is now set up at The CW network, with the key players remaining the same: Warner Brothers is the studio, “The Flash” and “Arrow” chief Greg Berlanti is producing, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Archie’s Chief Creative Officer, is writing the pilot.

“The CW is a perfect fit for the vibe and tone of the ‘Riverdale’ series,” said Archie Comics CEO/Publisher Jon Goldwater. “We couldn’t be in better hands. Working with WB, Greg Berlanti, and having Roberto involved has made this a dream project come to life. This is a major, major thing for this company.”

As fans know, Aguirre-Sacasa is also the mastermind behind Archie’s two bestselling and acclaimed horror titles, Afterlife with Archie and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.  He is also a consulting producer on the “Supergirl” series.


Now, as for the announcement that is definitely geared toward the horror crowd, we received the following artwork by Francesco Francavilla via email along with the question: Who is Vampironica?

Do you have any theories about what they have planned?  Dig the artwork?  Chime in below in the comments section!



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