Writer-director Adam McKay (“Anchorman, “Talladega Nights”) and Funny Or Die have joined forces with Archie Comics to bring Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and the Riverdale gang to Broadway in an all-new musical.
“Archie represents a bygone era of America. And like all bygone eras, there are elements we miss and elements that should be bygone. This will be a musical that deals with both those realities in a bright, colorful and slightly demented way,” McKay said.
McKay is slated to bring his singular brand of comedy to the musical by writing the book for the show. A creative team and show dates will be announced at a later date.
Funny Or Die will serve as a presenting partner, while CEO Jon Goldwater and CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will oversee for Archie Comics. The partnership was formed by Triptyk Studios. Tara Smith, B. Swibel and Adam Westbrook will oversee development for the company and present on Broadway.
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Adam McKay and Funny Or Die to finally bring Archie to the stage. We’ve always thought that Archie was destined to be a big Broadway star — and now that moment has come!” Goldwater said. “I’ve long admired Adam’s work and the pairing of Archie’s world with his brilliant humor and sensibility is the perfect fit. We look forward to developing this project together with this incredible team.”