Netflix and Archie Comics Partner for Live-Action ARCHIES Musical Film


Archie Andrews and his friends travel across continents to have a rebirth in India! Netflix, in collaboration with Archie Comics, brings a coming-of-age story that will introduce the teenagers of Riverdale to a new generation in India.

 

The Archies, a feature film adaptation of the comics will be produced by Tiger Baby and Graphic India and will premiere exclusively on Netflix. A live action musical set in 1960’s India, the film will be directed by Zoya Akhtar.

 

 

Talking about this collaboration, director Zoya Akhtar said, “I am super excited to have the chance to bring The Archies to life. It was a large part of my childhood and teenage years. The characters are iconic and globally loved, which is also why I am a little nervous. I have to make sure the film stokes the nostalgia of a generation that grew up on the comic and yet resonates with the young adults today.”

 

“It’s a huge source of pride that the Archie Comics characters and stories resonate with fans globally, and especially in India, for more than 50 years,” said Archie Comics CEO/Publisher Jon Goldwater. “We are thrilled to partner with Netflix and trust Zoya Akhtar and her creative team to deliver a truly unique and exciting take on Archie and friends through the lens of Indian cinema. We know that these characters have global appeal and translating them into other settings and cultures is just the start of what we have planned for future multimedia adaptations.”


Kyle Funderburk

Kyle Funderburk writes about many topics on both a national and a local scale. Aside from writing about the happenings in the comic book world, he manages the website Dawn of the Dawg for Fansided, as well as the sports section for his local newspaper, the Madison County Journal. He also writes about local civics and is a photographer for the Journal's parent company Mainstreet Newspapers.

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