Archie Comics and Spotify have partnered to adapt the publisher’s critically acclaimed and bestselling comics into a video series streaming live on the music platform.
They will include feature music and voice acting alongside the original comic illustrations.
The new six-episode series, live now only on Spotify, is the next part of Archie’s continued effort to expand to new audiences and story-telling mediums with its wide array of world-famous characters.
Each episode of the new series will cover one issue of the comic book series.
The comic series will be called as Spotlight Archie – The New Riverdale. The new series will be based on the 2015 Archie comic book which was written by Mark Waid and artists Fiona Staples, Annie Wu, and Veronica Fish. The new series ventures to try and bring its beloved characters into the modern age by targeting the younger audience.
“Archie has always been about trying to find new ways to get comics to fans and readers,” Archie Comics publisher and CEO Jon Goldwater said in a statement.
“And when the opportunity to work with Spotify arose, it was a perfect match. Being able to reposition these modern classics for new readers in this unique, motion comic format makes perfect sense and we can’t wait for fans to experience these beloved Archie stories in a new way,” Jon was quoted further.
The launch of the series follows the success of the 2016 CW series Riverdale, which starred K.J. Apa and Cole Sprouse.