'Archie' Comics TV Show 'Riverdale' Isn't What You Were Expecting

While I'm actually a little surprised that Archie wasn't already made into a live-action television show, considering it's been around since 1939, I am slightly confused by what Fox means when they describe their vision for one. According to Deadline, Fox is working on a live-action Archie television show, which will be a drama that's "a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome façade."

I mean, I know Archie technically died that one time, but how dark can a show about Archie really get?

The press release, which reveals the name of the show will simply be Riverdale , offers a little more in the way of description:

On one hand, this actually sounds like it could be very cool: As Vulture points out, the idea could take on "anything from Desperate Housewives to Blue Velvet," but, personally, I'm hoping for a more Twin Peaks-esque feel, if possible. On the other hand, though, the Archie comics were often humorous and focused on a love-triangle, so how dark and weird could it really get?

The series is being produced by Everwood's Greg Berlanti, and is being written by Archie comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Image: Archie Comics