CW Orders ‘Archie’ Series ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Frequency’ Reboot and More
Just because The CW made one Super addition for the fall, that hasn’t put the kibosh on its plans for upfront season. The modernized Archie series Riverdale has officially been granted a series order, along with a Frequency reboot and more.
Developed by DC TV mainstay Greg Berlanti, Riverdale is described as a “surprising and subversive” take on Archie comics, including the title character, Betty, Veronica and the whole gang. Among the cast, there’s Lili Reinhart Cole Sprouse, Ashleigh Murray, Luke Perry, KJ Apa, Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, Marisol Nichols and Twin Peaks alum Mädchen Amick.
Also picked up to series is Supernatural boss Jeremy Carver’s new Frequency, starring. Flash alum Peyton List. This time taking place across a 20-year divide between 1996 and 2016, The CW’s reboot will see List as 2016 detective Raimy, who discovers an ability to speak to her estranged father Frank Sullivan (Riley Smith) over a ham radio before his death in 1996. Divergent series star Mekhi Phifer also stars as Lt. Satch DeLeon, ostensibly the past Andre Braugher role from the original Toby Emmerich film.
Finally, pre-apocalyptic bucket list dramedy No Tomorrow has also been given a series order, starring Ben Silverman, Tori Anderson, Josh Sasse, Sarayu Blue, Amy Pietz, Jesse Rath, and Jonathan Langdon.
We’ll surely have photos and trailers soon, but which of The CW’s latest should have fans the most intrigued? Wherever will they fit on the increasingly crowded schedule?