Veronica Fish
Isabella Biedenharn
July 10, 2015 AT 09:55 PM EDT

Riverdale, a forthcoming TV drama based the characters and town immortalized in the Archie comics, has moved from Fox to the CW, where the project is a script in development, EW confirms. Deadline first reported this story.

The one-hour program will be a “subversive take on the well-known franchise’s wholesome town of Riverdale and residents Archie, Betty, Veronica, as well as Josie and the Pussycats,” according to Deadline. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, chief creative officer of Archie comics, will write the pilot. Aguirre-Sacasa tells Deadline, “When [executive producer] Greg [Berlanti] and I started talking about bringing these characters to life, our first thought was that the best home for them would be the CW. It took a little longer for us to get there, but now that we’re here, it’s feeling terrific.”

Read our interview with Aguirre-Sacasa about his perhaps best-known project, the zombified Afterlife With Archie.

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