The CW Developing Archie Comics Drama ‘Jake Chang’


A new Archie Comics-centered drama is coming to The CW, TheWrap has confirmed.

“Jake Chang” — established in the identical universe as its predecessors “Riverdale” and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” — hails from Oanh Ly and Viet Nguyen, who labored on the latter series, Daniel Dae Kim’s 3Ad, Archie Comics and Warner Bros. Tv.

The formal logline for the sequence is as follows: “‘Jack Chang’ is an Asian-American–led secret adhering to a 16-year-previous non-public investigator as he navigates the racially and socioeconomically numerous worlds of his at any time-gentrifying home of Chinatown, and the elite private superior college he attends. The exhibit will blend soapy teenager drama with the neon noir aesthetic, all though flipping practically each individual Asian stereotype — honor, martial arts, future, lineage, parental sacrifice — on its head.”

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Ly and Nguyen will co-generate the sequence, and the latter will also direct. Together with Ly and Nguyen, Jon Goldwater will govt produce by Archie Studios and its in general deal with WBTV. Kim will also provide as government producer, alongside with John Cheng, less than the 3Advert banner.

Jake Chang was established as a manufacturer new character in the Archie Comics universe when the company filed to trademark back again in February. He was later released in April as “international detective Jake Chang” in impending July troubles, along with “Riverdale” people Betty and Veronica (performed by Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes on the sequence).

Ly formerly served as a writer and producer on “CAOS,” as perfectly as on reveals like “Criminal Minds,” “Revolution” and “The Messengers.” Nguyen directed two episodes of “CAOS” and has directing credits on “iZombie,” “Jane the Virgin” and “Lucifer.”

Deadline was initially to report the news.

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