No matter how you feel about it, Riverdale has been a huge success. Inspired by the characters of the well-known Archie Comics, Riverdale rapidly gained notoriety and, thanks to the growth of a sizable fan base, was able to secure seven seasons as one of the most popular high school series on Netflix.
Many Riverdale fans now have a void in their viewing habits the size of Riverdale after the controversial seventh and final season of the show came to an end.
Fortunately for those fans, a movie musical based on the same Archie Comics will be available on Netflix soon.
The popular comic book characters will get a Bollywood makeover courtesy of The Archies, making this the most modern interpretation of the original material we’ve ever seen. Here is all the information we have about The Archies.
When and where are The Archies broadcast?
Even though filming started back in April 2022, no release date had been announced. Fortunately, a release date for The Archies was announced on August 31.
Release day for The Archies is December 7, 2023. Even though the coming-of-age musical doesn’t focus on the holidays, its themes of freedom, camaraderie, and love will uplift you.
On Netflix, The Archies will be accessible. The cost of a Netflix subscription varies depending on how many devices it supports.
An ad-supported version supports one device for $6.99 per month, an ad-free version supports two devices for $9.99 per month, and an ad-free version supports three devices for $15.49 per month.
The Archies: Is There a Trailer?
On June 17, 2023, the first teaser trailer for The Archies was released, much to the pleasure of fans.
Although the film’s source material’s nostalgic milkshake-slurping style is maintained in the trailer, it is obvious that the Bollywood setting will serve as both an aesthetic and structural inspiration for the finished product.
The trailer does heavily emphasize the musical aspects of the movie, with the well choreographed dance sequences definitely a feature throughout, even though we don’t learn much about the plot.
The Archies may well have a recipe for amazing success that might result in the kind of franchising that we have seen from Riverdale when you combine this with the lovely setting and eye-catching artwork.
Who Plays the Lead in The Archies?
The cast is reportedly one of the most intriguing components of the impending Archies movie, at least among fans.
Given the historical significance the individuals possessed, a strong ensemble would have to be put together, which is exactly what the casting team of Nandini Shrikent and Karan Mally did.
The following teaser trailer for the cast of The Archies was officially released by Netflix on May 14, 2022:
This preview showcases just a small portion of the incredible acting ability present in The Archies, which also features several Bollywood legends’ offspring.
Agastya Nanda as Archie Andrews, Khushi Kapoor as Betty Cooper, Suhana Khan as Veronica Lodge, Mihir Ahuja as Jughead Jones, Vedang Raina as Reggie Mantle, Jamie Alter as Mike Gomes, Yuvraj Menda as Dilton Doiley, and Abhinandan Tejaswi as Dennis are just a few of the many newcomers in the cast.
These names alone will excite fans; there are, of course, many more in this amazing ensemble.
What’s The Point Of The Archies?
The cast of “The Archies” on Netflix smiles for a picture while sitting on the couch.picture from Netflix
Sadly, there isn’t much information available about The Archies’s narrative. Netflix, however, has made a succinct synopsis available, which reads:
The synopsis clearly fits the mood established in the movie and seems on-theme.
It might seem like a story that has been told before because of the timeless quality of the original material and the success of Riverdale.
Thankfully, this summary emphasizes the “lens of the unique Anglo-Indian community,” which will undoubtedly offer a novel perspective on a well-told tale and may even bring the story into 2023 with the themes it addresses.
Exactly who are the Archies’ designers?
Hugs between two men in the Archies BTS image sourced from Netflix
Legendary director Zoya Akhtar (Gully Boy), who is also co-writing and producing, has the Archies in good hands.
Akhtar said the following in an interview during the Netflix India Films Day presentation in Mumbai:
Special Dance Performance at TUDUM
The cast of The Archies officially entertained fans with a live dance number at TUDUM this year, as if the promotional materials weren’t enough.
The success of The Archies will be largely dependent on the chemistry of the main cast, which was on display at the event in Brazil. The full dance routine may be seen below, set to the forthcoming film’s original song “Suno”:
Fans will be in for a wonderful surprise when The Archies series premieres on Netflix later this year if it is even half as entertaining as this dance sequence.