Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken parodies just about everything, but every now and then their targets have enough of a sense of humor that they partner with RC to produce officially licensed specials centered around their IPs. You can add Archie Comics to that list when what has been dubbed The Bleepin’ Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special runs next month.
Given that this is Robot Chicken we’re talking about, virtually anything could happen, but there are a couple of hints on what we’re in for within the official description: “Archie faces the action-packed return of Josie and the Pussycats from outer space to Riverdale in this animated comedy. Featuring the origin of Archie Andrews as only the Robot Chicken writers can tell it! Plus, wacky shenanigans!”
The voice cast is an impressive one. The detail that leaps out here is that they got Rachel Leigh Cook to reprise her role as Josie from the cult classic Pussycats movie, which is awesome. (She will also sing and Cree Summer will step in for those moments.) Fred Armisen is Archie, Amy Sedaris is Betty, Jason Mantzoukas (he had to be in here somewhere) voices Jughead and Betty Gilpin voices Betty. Ryan Phillippe does Reggie, Jane Lynch does Miss Grundy and Jared Harris does Principal Weatherbee. Sabrina will appear and she’ll be performed by Clare Grant, while Katee Sackoff has been hired to play her Aunt Hilda.
Here’s a little twenty-second taste for you. The Bleepin’ Robot Chicken Archie Comics Special appears May 23 at midnight on Adult Swim.