Reboots and remakes have become exceptionally bountiful in the past few years, and that has been particularly true for film and tv. The most successful of the lot, however, have historically been reborn kids’ shows. For example, the recently ended TMNT cartoon was heavily praised, the recent Voltron, Ducktales, and She-Ra remakes have been hits, and trailers/rumors for reboots of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Teen Titans have been very well-received.
Teen/Young Adult stories have been getting more buzz in their remakes, though, as of late. With the success of Riverdale, properties like The Heathers and Charmed are getting new updates for the modern teen. The one that’s caused the most talk, however, is the dark remake of Sabrina Spellman’s teenage life: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
There’s a long history of bizarro crossovers between Archie Comics and other entities. Archie and friends have in the past met up with the Punisher, KISS, George Takei, the cast of Glee, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and real life politicians President Barack Obama and Governor Sarah Palin. Riverdale, it seems, is on the road to everywhere, even Gotham City. DC Comics and Archie Comics have announced that they’re teaming up on a new story that will see BFFs Betty and Veronica come face-to-face with Gotham City Sirens Harley and Poison Ivy in Harley & Ivy Meet Betty & Veronica. (more…)
You may have heard about Greg Berlanti‘s “modern and subversive” version of the Archie Comics characters that he’s working on for the CW. It’s called Riverdale, and coming from the man behind Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl, it represents a bold departure from comic book shows based on people in costumes and super-powers. Still, Berlanti and his team have been fairly faithful in their adaptations, so will that extend to their work on Riverdale? You know what we’re getting at. Nerdom needs to know that when Riverdale makes its way to our TV screens that Archie Andrews is going to, as he always has, a ginger. (more…)
With so many of the most popular comics nowadays revolving around such high adrenaline elements, it’s easy to forget about the average Joe’s of the comic world. Case in point: Archie comics; just regular teens going through regular high school drama. In an effort to revive Archie, Funny or Die writer/director Adam McKay and Archie Comics are teaming up for an Archie Broadway Musical. With past projects including Anchorman and Talladega Nights, McKay will surely inject the perfect doses of youth and humor into the musical, along with the companion book that he’ll write. The Riverdale gang is NYC bound, and Funny or Die will be co-presenting! (more…)
Between The Flash, Arrow, Gotham, Constantine, iZombie and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., comic books of all types are pretty well represented on TV right now. Compounding that are new series coming down the pipe, like the four Marvel Netflix series, Supergirl on CBS, and Powers on the Playstation Network. But something is amiss, maybe something representative of comic books that are not action/adventure, horror or super-powered oriented. If the word “Archie” just popped in your mind – Congratulations! – your mind is exactly where Fox executives is. News broke earlier today that Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, Reggie and the rest will be coming to small screens sometime in the future in a “bold, subversive” new take of the 50-year-old franchise. (more…)