When word spread that The CW was creating a show based on the beloved Archie Comics, we were all super excited. Riverdale immediately became one of the most buzzed about new shows. There was a lot of pressure on the actors and show creators to live up to all the hype, especially while recreating something that’s already so cherished among fans, but Riverdale did not disappoint! As we wait for season three, check out these 12 behind the scenes secrets about the show:
12. How Riverdale Came To Be
The man behind it all, Roberto Aguirre-Sarcasa, the executive producer and writer for Riverdale, told Empire Online about his long road to getting this show off the ground. “I spent maybe 10 years writing Marvel Comics, but I always wanted to write an Archie comic. So I stalked the CEO and publisher at New York Comic-Con maybe four or five years ago, and I said I need to write an Archie comic book. It’s a major bucket list thing. And then we started working from there. I’d done a bunch of TV stuff, I worked on Glee for three years, Big Love for three years, and he said, ‘Would you ever be interested in doing a live-action Archie?’ I was, like, ‘Yeah, that would be a dream come true.’ So we started trying to make that happen. It’s been a long journey, I think we’ve been working on this for three or four years,” said Aguirre-Sarcasa.