Inspired by the popular Archie Comics characters, Riverdale quickly gained notoriety and, thanks to the influx of a sizable fan base, seven seasons as one of the most talked-about high school series on Netflix. Thankfully, a movie musical based on the same Archie Comics will be available on Netflix very 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 Can You Watch The Archies?
Even though filming started back in April 2022, the Archies release date had been announced. Fortunately, a release date for The Archies was announced on August 31. The 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.
Is There A Trailer For The Archies?
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 heavily emphasizes 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.
The Archies Cast
The Archies 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 Archies cast 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 Is The Archies About?
Sadly, there isn’t much information available about The Archies’s narrative. Netflix, however, has made a succinct synopsis available, which reads:
The summary appears on-theme and most definitely fits the mood conveyed in the trailer. The popularity of Riverdale and the fact that the source material is timeless may give the impression that this is a well-known tale. Thankfully, the focus in this synopsis is placed on the “lens of the unique Anglo-Indian community,” which will undoubtedly offer a novel perspective on a well-told narrative and potentially bring the story into 2023 with the topics it tackles, at least thematically.
Who Are The Creators Behind The Archies?
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:
Ayesha DeVitre (Gehraiyaan) and Reema Kagti (Talaash), in addition to executive producer Kavan Ahalpara (Chhichhore) and producer Sharad Devarajan (Chakra the Invincible), also worked with Akhtar in the writing room.