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THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS: NETFLIX ANNOUNCES DEC 7TH 2023 AS THE LAUNCH DATE OF THEIR UPCOMING FILM…

THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS: NETFLIX ANNOUNCES DEC 7TH 2023 AS THE LAUNCH DATE OF THEIR UPCOMING FILM, THE ARCHIES!

Produced by Netflix India, Tiger Baby, Archie Comics and Graphic India, The Archies is directed by Zoya Akhtar

Mumbai 29th August 2023: And the countdown begins! Get ready to meet Riverdale’s favorite set of teenagers. The 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.

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.

100 days to go before The Archies meet you, only on Netflix!

Starring:

Dot.

Agastya Nanda

Khushi Kapoor

Mihir Ahuja

Suhana Khan

Vedang Raina

Yuvraj Menda

Producers:

Tiger Baby/ Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti

Graphic India/ Sharad Devarajan

Archie Comics

Director:

Zoya Akhtar

Written by:

Reema Kagti, Zoya Akhtar & Ayesha Devitre

About Netflix:

Netflix is one of the world's leading entertainment services with over 238 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, films and games across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can play, pause and resume watching as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, and can change their plans at any time.

About Archie Comics:

Archie Comics is the leading mass market comic book publisher in the world and the home to a wide array of the most popular humor, action-adventure and superhero characters in entertainment, including Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica, Reggie, Kevin Keller, Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Afterlife With Archie, the Dark Circle Comics superhero characters (The Black Hood, The Fox, The Shield, Sam Hill and more), Li’l Jinx and many more. Archie Comics have sold over 2 billion comics worldwide and are published around the world in a number of languages. In addition to comics, the Archie Comics characters are spotlighted weekly on The CW’s Riverdale and Katy Keene TV series and the Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and have been featured in animation, television, film and music. Follow Archie Comics on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and the Archie Comics Store.

About Tiger Baby:

Helmed by filmmakers Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti, Tiger Baby is a film and web studio that aims to tell stories that can shape social narratives and inspire viewers to forge a new reality.

Tiger Baby believes that stories have the power to shift consciousness while they entertain. With the goal of impactful engaging storytelling guiding the studio’s vision and acclaimed projects like Gully Boy, Made in Heaven, Lust Stories and Ghost Stories already in its kitty, Tiger Baby has emerged into a leading launch platform for a diverse pool of artists who have something fresh to say.

About Graphic India:

GRAPHIC INDIA is a leading character entertainment company focused on creating superheroes, comics and stories through mobile and digital platforms. Led by media entrepreneur Sharad Devarajan, Graphic has produced over 200 episodes of animation and developed over a dozen live action film and TV projects across Hollywood, and Bollywood. The Company’s characters and animated shows include, “The Legend of Hanuman” which became the number one most watched streaming show in India upon launch; "Chakra The Invincible" created with Stan Lee (co-creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man and Avengers); “Astra Force,” an award winning animated series created with iconic actor, Amitabh Bachchan; and “Baahubali The Lost Legends” a 70-episode animated series, created with Arka Mediaworks and based on the most successful film franchise in Indian history. Graphic believes that India is home to some of the most creative talent in the world, with more than 600 million people under the age of 25 and more than 850 million mobile phone users in the country. The Company’s mission is to create new enduring stories and heroes that connect global audiences and ideas through the power of story.www.GraphicIndia.com

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