If you thought that Archie’s new look was a wild, new approach to the classic comic book character, get ready to see him burst into song. Archie, Jughead, Veronica, and Betty will soon be like you’ve never seen them before, live and on Broadway!
Adam McKay, the writer/director behind Anchorman and The Other Guys, is working on the project with Archie Comics and Funny Or Die. Yes, I thought this had to be a Funny Or Die sketch at first. However, it turns out that the Riverdale gang is indeed packing up and heading for The Great White Way.
“Archie represents a bygone era of America. And like all bygone eras, there are elements we miss and elements that should be bygone,” said McKay. “This will be a musical that deals with both those realities in a bright, colorful, and slightly demented way.”
McKay is writing the book for the new show. The rest of the creative team and a start date will be announced at a later date.