Betty and Veronica like we’ve never seen them before? Writer/actress Lena Dunham, source of creativity and nudity on the HBO hit “Girls,” is penning a four-part story for Archie Comics.
The Westchester-based company says Lena will bring a fresh, modern voice to Archie, Veronica and the rest of the classic comic book friends, in a storyline that will bring reality TV to Riverdale.
The staff at Archie Comics headquarters in Mamaroneck has been buzzing about their Golden Globe-winning contributor.
“Everyone at Archie is thrilled Lena’s coming aboard to write this story, and I can tell you, it’s going to be fantastic,” new Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacas, a former writer for the TV show “Glee,” said in a press release. “Lena’s take on the Archie gang is funny and real and contemporary. It’s a stunning fit, and I know fans will be excited to read it. I am!”
Lena, who says she is a longtime Archie fan, is excited to shake things up in Riverdale.
“I was an avid Archie collector as a child- conventions, first editions that l kept in plastic sleeves, the whole shebang. It has so much cultural significance but also so much personal significance, and to get to play with these beloved characters is a wild creative opportunity,” she said in a statement.
The project will hit newstands in 2015.
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