Archie Comics Publications is expanding its film and television operations with ARCHIE COMICS STUDIOS
Archie Comics Studios starts off by hiring Siobhan Bachman, SVP of Film & Television, and Matthew Lottman, Head of Development & Production.
“There has never been a more important time for Archie Comics as a brand or as a multimedia company, with the success of Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and the upcoming Katy Keene pilot,” said publisher/executive producer Jon Goldwater. “With that in mind, and with an eye toward shepherding the company’s vast, diverse and beloved library into television and film, I felt it was essential to bring in some of the best and brightest talents the industry had to offer. Like our publishing division, Archie Comics Studios will be daring, creative and energized in our efforts to spotlight new takes on these amazing characters and worlds.”
Siobhan Bachman said “As a Brit, it’s a real thrill to be diving into the history of American comics and helping turn them into the future of American television,” Bachman said. “I’m very excited to be working on both existing, much-loved Archie titles and original projects that continue the superb storytelling and beautiful craftsmanship of Sabrina and Riverdale.”
Matthew Lottman said “I am so grateful to Jon and the rest of the Archie Comics family for this incredible opportunity,” Lottman said. “As a lifetime lover of milkshakes and hamburgers, I’ve always felt a kinship to the Archie gang. I am very excited to work with this team to bring the iconic Archie/Dark Circle characters to life on TV and in film.”