Here’s hoping the “Girls” and Archie Comics fan bases have a lot of crossover.
It’s been announced that Lena Dunham has been commissioned to write a new, four-part Archie Comics story, slated for a 2015 release. Dunham’s story will follow Archie and the gang as they interact with a new reality show filming in Riverdale.
“I was an avid Archie collector as a child — conventions, first editions that l kept in plastic sleeves, the whole shebang,” Dunham says in a statement. “It has so much cultural significance but also so much personal significance, and to get to play with these beloved characters is a wild creative opportunity.”
Bringing Dunham on board was the first official move of new Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also writes the “Afterlife with Archie” series for the company.
“Everyone at Archie is thrilled Lena’s coming aboard to write this story, and I can tell you, it’s going to be fantastic,” he says. “Lena’s take on the Archie gang is funny and real and contemporary. It’s a stunning fit, and I know fans will be excited to read it. I am!”
Check out the first image from comic below, which re-imagines the girls of Riverdale in the iconic Season 1 poster for Dunham’s “Girls.” Who knew Betty would be such a Hannah? But Veronica? She’s totally a Marnie.