ARCHIE COMICS: CEO Jon Goldwater on TV series RIVERDALE, KATY KEENE and CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA – Exclusive Interview

ARCHIE COMICS - 80th Anniversary Edition | CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA - Part 3 | ©2020 Archie Comics

ARCHIE Comics is a huge brand in multiple mediums. Besides the actual comic books still in publication, plus the cartoon and feature film adaptations, the ARCHIE-verse currently has three live-action series on the air. RIVERDALE, chronicling the adventures of Archie (played by K.J. Apa) and his friends (and enemies), is now in its fourth season on The CW on Wednesday nights. The RIVERDALE spinoff KATY KEENE, which brings Riverdale resident Josie McCoy (played by Ashleigh Murray) to New York to stay with her title friend (played by Lucy Hale) is in its first season on The CW on Thursday nights. […]Read On »

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KATY KEENE: Actor Jonny Beauchamp on Season 1 – Exclusive Interview

Jonny Beauchamp as Jorge Lopez in KATY KEENE - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/JSquared Photography

The CW’s Archie-Comics-derived, RIVERDALE spinoff KATY KEENE is now in its first season on Thursday nights. The title heroine (Lucy Hale), an aspiring designer, lives with three roommates: aspiring singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), aspiring promoter Pepper Smith (Julia Chan), and aspiring Broadway performer Jorge Lopez, played by Jonny Beauchamp. Jorge has a cabaret gig as his female alter ego, Ginger. Beauchamp, originally from Puerto Rico, has played transgender and cross-dressing characters before, as Angelique in Showtime’s PENNY DREADFUL and as Ray/Ramona in the film STONEWALL. His other credits include the features THIRSTY, NERVE, and BLACK WAKE. At a Q&A […]Read On »

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KATY KEENE: Actress Katherine LaNasa on the new RIVERDALE spin-off – Exclusive Interview

Katherine LaNasa as Gloria Grandbilt in KATY KEENE - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/JSquared Photography

KATY KEENE, spun off from RIVERDALE (both of which are adapted from the Archie Comics series), is in its first season on Thursdays on The CW. Katy (Lucy Hale) is a young aspiring fashion designer in New York who works at the upscale Lacy’s department store. One of Katy’s bosses there is the imperious and demanding Gloria Grandbilt, played by Katherine LaNasa. LaNasa, a former ballet dancer and choreographer in addition to being an actress, is originally from New Orleans. Her other series regular and arc credits include FUTURE MAN, The CW’s DYNASTY, IMPOSTERS, DEVIOUS MAIDS, SATISFACTION, LONGMIRE, DECEPTION, TWO […]Read On »

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KATY KEENE: Actor Zane Holtz on the new Archie Comics TV adaptation – Exclusive Interview

Zane Holtz as KO Kelly in KATY KEENE - Season 1 | ©2019 The CW/JSquared Photography

KATY KEENE, which premieres on The CW Thursday, February 6, is a spinoff of RIVERDALE, a fellow adaptation of an Archie Comics property. Set in New York City, KATY KEENE follows its aspiring fashion designer title character (Lucy Hale), her good friend, fresh from Riverdale, aspiring singer Josie McCoy (Ashleigh Murray), their roommate, aspiring Broadway performer Jorge (Jonny Beauchamp) and his drag persona Ginger, plus all those in their orbit. The show is not only upbeat, but has musical numbers. Katy Keene’s boyfriend is K.O. Kelly, an up-and-coming boxer who (as we see in the premiere) is willing to sacrifice […]Read On »

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RIVERDALE: Mädchen Amick on the new ARCHIE series – Exclusive Interview

Madchen Amick in RIVERDALE - Season 1 | ©2017 The CW/Art Streiber

RIVERDALE, in its freshman season on the CW Thursday nights, has been adapted from the famous ARCHIE comics by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Executive-produced by Greg Berlanti (who is also behind The CW’s DC superhero universe shows), RIVERDALE is a lot darker than its source material. Archie Andrews (played by K.J. Apa), Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart), Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes), Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) and their high school classmates live in a world of secrets, lies, blackmail and murder. Mädchen Amick, who plays Betty’s mom Alice, knows something about playing characters who live in just that kind of small town – she […]Read On »

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SUPERGIRL: Mehcad Brooks on his relationship with Kara – exclusive interview

Mehcad Brooks as Jimmy Olsen in SUPERGIRL | © 2016 Michael Yarish/CBS

On CBS’ SUPERGIRL, which has its first-season finale Monday, April 18 at 8 PM, it looks as though Supergirl, aka Kara Zor-El, aka CatCo executive assistant Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist), may finally get together with ace photojournalist James aka Jimmy Olsen, played by Mehcad Brooks. She’s confessed her love for him that’s grown out of a crush, his adoration of her is obvious to anyone who’s seen them together, and they’ve kissed – and then unfortunately the Kryptonian Myriad plan was unleashed, so James is currently mentally enslaved by Kara’s angry uncle Non (Chris Vance), along with nearly all of […]Read On »

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Interview: SABRINA, SECRETS OF A TEENAGE WITCH gets animated

SABRINA, SECRETS OF A TEENAGE WITCH | ©2013 The Hub

For an adolescent, Sabrina the Teenage Witch has been around a long time. Initially, Sabrina was based on Tabitha, a magical baby, then toddler, offspring of witch Samantha and mortal Darrin Stephens on the live-action half-hour comedy BEWITCHED, which ran 1964-1972. Sabrina made her debut as a character in ARCHIE COMICS. Her first TV show, SABRINA, THE ANIMATED SERIES, ran 1971-1974. The live-action half-hour comedy SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH starring Melissa Joan Hart ran 1998 through 2003, when the animated SABRINA’S SECRET LIFE was launched. Now the Hub Network has an all-new CGI-animated SABRINA, SECRETS OF A TEENAGE WITCH, airing […]Read On »

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