Archie Comics Drama ‘Jake Chang’ In Works At CW From Oanh Ly, Viet Nguyen & Daniel Dae Kim’s 3AD

Specific: with riverdale ending after its upcoming seventh season, CW Another soap set in the world of noir thriller is eyeing a teen drama Archie Comics, Jake Chang, which is in development on the network, comes from the author onh liu and writer-director Viet NguyenBoth of which made the Archie Comics-based . acted on chilling adventures of sabrina, Daniel Dae Kimof 3AD, Archie Studios and Warner Bros. Television.

Jake Chang An Asian-American-led mystery follows a 16-year-old private investigator as he navigates the racially and socioeconomically diverse world of his always civilized home of Chinatown, and attends an elite private high school. The show will blend soapy teen drama with neon noir aesthetic, while beheading nearly every Asian stereotype—honor, martial arts, destiny, lineage, parental sacrifice.

Jake Chang is a brand new character in the Archie Comics universe. Their existence first came to the fore in February when Archie Comics filed paperwork to trademark it. In April, it was announced that Jake Chang would make his comedic debut on July 27 in the “Mystery of the Missing Mermaid” Betty and Veronica story. Above is a sketch of the character.

The TV adaptation is being developed as a standalone series; There are no current plans to introduce the character riverdale’s final season.

“We are extremely proud and honored to be part of this new wave of Asian-American content created and starring Asian-Americans,” Lee and Nguyen said. “Jake Chang’s world is vast, compelling, and utterly mesmerizing. And like our evil teen detective, we’ll lean into the ‘Fu’ of the original ‘Foo Chang’ IP and happily destroy all familiar tropes and create a unique Asian-Americans will tell the story.”

Archie Comics; Fu Chang is an American-educated international private detective living in the Chinatown district of San Francisco, California during the 1940s. It’s unclear how Jake and Foo are related, but there is clearly some ancestry here.

Lai will co-write the screenplay with Nguyen, who is set to direct. Both are executive producers with John Goldwater through Archie Studios and its overall deal with WBTV, as well as Kim and John Cheung through 3AD. Archie’s head of development, Matt Lotman, is also expected to serve in a production capacity on the series for Warner Bros.

“We are very excited to be working with Daniels and the team at 3AD to bring a treasured classic to life for modern audiences,” Goldwater said. “Onh and Viet have created a unique vision that will be unlike anything the Archie universe has seen before. We’ve had such a great relationship with the entire CW team, and we look forward to seeing more great success with it.” We do Jake Chang.,

Archie Comics team up with Lee and Nguyen chilling adventures of sabrina, Which ran for four seasons on Netflix. The company also produces riverdale, Which is heading towards its seventh and final season.

“3AD is very excited to be joining the Archie universe, especially with writers like Onh and Viet Nam,” said Kim. “John, Matt, the team at WBTV and The CW have been great shepherds of these beloved characters and we look forward to continuing their legacy of success.”

Kim launched 3AD to produce leading content for TV, film and digital media, with a commitment to storytelling of characters and cultures that are traditionally underrepresented. 3AD, which forms the hit series ABC good doctor, is led by Daniel and Cheng, head of development. This is under a first-look TV deal with Amazon Studios. Kim has been reprized by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Gang Tyre Reimer and ID PR.

Ly, whose credit also includes sweet tooth, Industry Entertainment and has been repealed by CAA. Nguyen, who also worked on crush the skull, let the right in And midnight Club, Reputed by Rain Management Group and UTA. Archie Comics is reprized by WME and Richard Thompson in Brecheen Feldman Breimer.