Lena Dunham will be writing a four-part story for Archie Comics, which will hit stands in 2015.
The first image hinting at what fans can expect from the strip has been revealed. The Girls creator will be penning a plot which involves the iconic characters in the midst of a reailty show filming in Riverdale.
"I was an avid Archie collector as a child- conventions, first editions that l kept in plastic sleeves, the whole shebang. It has so much cultural significance but also so much personal significance, and to get to play with these beloved characters is a wild creative opportunity," said Dunham.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics, got in touch with Dunham about getting her to pen the story. But it was the publisher and CEO, Jon Goldwater, who came up with the idea after finding out that Dunham was a fan of the comics. Goldwater called Sacasa about it and both of them seemed to be completely on board with the idea.
"He said, instantly, 'Let's try to make this happen!' And here we are," he said. "It's been a magical confluence of events, and it further cemented why Roberto is the ideal person for the CCO role, and why this is the next logical step in Archie's evolution as a real pop culture company - a place where the strongest, most unique voices can come and contribute to Archie's world. The best part is - we're just getting started."
Sacasa was also completely thrilled about this new development.
"Everyone at Archie is thrilled Lena's coming aboard to write this story, and I can tell you, it's going to be fantastic," said Sacasa. "Lena's take on the Archie gang is funny and real and contemporary. It's a stunning fit, and I know fans will be excited to read it. I am!"