Netflix India Producing Live-Action Musical 'Archies' Movie

Post by: Rick Ellis 10 November, 2021

In another example of how the global television business is reinventing IP in all kinds of unexpected ways, Netflix India has announced it is producing a live-action musical movie featuring the animated characters The Archies.

The film will be a coming-of-age story set in the 1960s India and will be directed by directed by Zoya Akhtar.  Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan, Sridevi and Boney Kapoor’s younger daughter Khushi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan’s grandson Agastya Nanda will make their debut with the film.

“It’s a huge source of pride that the Archie Comics characters and stories resonate with fans globally, and especially in India, for more than 50 years. We are thrilled to partner with Netflix and trust Zoya Akhtar and her creative team to deliver a truly unique and exciting take on Archie and friends through the lens of Indian cinema. We know that these characters have global appeal and translating them into other settings and cultures is just the start of what we have planned for future multimedia adaptations," Jon Goldwater, CEO of Archie Comics, said in a statement.

The characters, adventures and friendships in Archies have found fans across the world for generations,” Pratiksha Rao, director, films and licensing, Netflix India, said in a statement. “With Archie Comics, Graphic India and Tiger Baby, we have an extraordinary opportunity to recreate the world of Archie comics, this time as a live action musical. Zoya has an incredible and unique ability to make stories and the characters in them relatable, making them feel like they are an extension of our own self. We are thrilled to partner with her in bringing to life the world of Archies to fans and our members in India and around the world.”

Last modified on Thursday, 11 November 2021 12:00