Netflix confirms streaming launch date for ‘The Archies’

Azha Khan



Netflix India has announced the launch date for ‘The Archies’, an original film produced by Tiger Baby, Archie Comics and Graphic India. It is directed by Zoya Akhtar.

Get ready to meet Riverdale’s favorite set of teenagers. T’he Archies’, a coming-of-age musical, follows the lives of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, Ethel and Dilton who will take audiences to the fictional hilly town of Riverdale on 7th of December 2023. Seen through the lens of the unique Anglo-Indian community, ‘The Archies’ explores friendship, freedom, love, heartbreak and rebellion.

The cast, many of whom are debuting in their first film, announced the date of launch along with their director, Zoya Akhtar with a live billboard on one of India’s busiest roads – Mumbai’s Western Express Highway. The billboard also has a countdown timer which tracks the number of days before the film launches on Netflix. Fans have already begun marking their calendars for this musical set in the 1960s.

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The Indian adaptation of the beloved comics will see Dot play Ethel Muggs, Agastya Nanda as the charming and talented Archie Andrews, Khushi Kapoor will take on the role of Betty Cooper, Mihir Ahuja as the always hungry Jughead Jones, Veronica Lodge will be portrayed by Suhana Khan, Heartthrob Reggie Mantle will be showcased by Vedang Raina and Yuvraj Menda will play Dilton Doiley.