Earlier in the year we reported that the team behind the CW’s campy-dark reinterpretation of Archie was working on a campy-dark reinterpretation of Sabrina. It would seem to be the logical next step, but what happened today caught us completely off-guard: Netflix snapped the show up instead.
One of the stranger things about Stranger Things has been the Internet’s obsession with Barb, a character that only appeared in two episodes and whose role was minor at best. What made Barb stick in so many minds was a lack of conclusion on her part — she broke the roles by being an obedient, law-abiding little virgin who got sacrificed to the monster while the rebellious teens having forbidden sex made it unscathed. But the bigger issue is that barely anybody in her podunk little town noticed she was gone. That STILL drives fans insane.
At SDCC, the crew behind the upcoming CW adaptation of the Archie comics series, titled Riverdale, took the stage to unveil some of what you can expect. Though they assure you it’s still the Archie you know in many ways: