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Netflix’s "The Archies" Wraps Production


Tue 20 Dec 2022 | 06:46 PM
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Production wrapped on Netflix's movie adaptation of "The Archies".

“The Archies” is a coming-of-age musical set in 1960s India and based on "The Archies", a fictional band introduced in "Life With Archie" issue #60 in 1967.

The band's universe has consisted of classic franchise characters such as Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie Mantle, and Kevin Keller.

They were so popular real musicians produced a handful of albums as the fictional band throughout the late 60s and early 70s. The band also had a Christmas-themed album come out in 2008.

The project features the offspring of many of Bollywood’s current superstars. These include: Mihir Ahuja, Dot, Yuvraj Menda and Vedang Raina. They are joined by Khushi Kapoor, the daughter of the late actor Sridevi and producer Boney Kapoor and sister of Janhvi Kapoor; superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan; and Agastya Nanda, the grandson of revered actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.

The movie was written by Akhtar, Reema Kagti, and Ayesha Devitre.

Production is by Tiger Baby, Graphic India, and Archie Comics.