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Archie Comics’ ‘Jake Chang’ series is in development at The CW

Archie Comics’ Riverdale is coming to end, The CW is all set to continue its relationship with Archie Comics.

According to Deadline, a television series starring the forthcoming Archie character Jake Chang who is set to make his comic book debut next month is currently in development at The CW.

Jake Chang is a soapy, noir thriller teen drama set in the world of Archie Comics. It is standalone series and not a spin-off.

The series is developed by writer Oanh Ly and writer-director Viet Nguyen, they both previously worked on Netflix’s Archie Comics-based horror series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Archie Studios and Warner Bros. Television are producing Jake Chang alongside Daniel Dae Kim’s 3AD production company.

Deadline reports, Jake Chang is a 16-year-old Asian-American private investigator. The characters planned television series will follow him as he navigates the racially and socioeconomically diverse worlds of his ever-gentrifying home of Chinatown, and the elite private high school he attends. The show will blend soapy teen drama with the neon noir aesthetic, all while flipping nearly every Asian stereotype — honour, martial arts, destiny, lineage, parental sacrifice — on its head.”

Before airing on CW, the character of Jake Chang will make his first comic book appearance in the story Mystery of the Missing Mermaid, which will be published in World of Betty and Veronica Jumbo Comics Digest #17. Written by Tee Franklin and David Gallaher and illustrated by Dan Parent, Bill Galvan, Bob Smith, Ben Galvan, Glenn Whitmore and Jack Morelli, the book goes on sale on Wednesday, 27 July from Archie Comics.