le scénariste Roberto Aguire-Sacasa (Afterlife with Archie) a été promu Vice-Président chargé de la Création (le premier en plus de 75 ans) pour l’éditeur Archie Comics.
Sa première action en tant que CCO a été d’embaucher Lena Dunham, scénariste et actrice de la série télé Girls, pour s’occuper d’un arc en quatre numéros de la série régulière Archie.
[quote=“Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa”]It was one of those lightning in a bottle things. One of Jon’s son’s friends was at a talk in which, I think, J.J. Abrams was interviewing Lena. They were sort of doing a town hall interview, and one of the audience members asked Lena what comic book she would write if she could write any comic book, and Lena said, “Archie. I love Archie comic books.” This friend of Jesse’s told Jesse, Jesse told Jon, Jon emailed an agent at WME – where I’m at, and Archie is – the agent emailed me and said, “Have you heard about this? Is there any way we can get to Lena?” I’ve known Lena for a few years, since before “Girls” debuted. Obviously, I’m a fanatic of hers. I think the stuff she does is incredible. I sent her an email, “I heard a rumor from a friend of a friend that you might be interested in writing Archie. I just want you to know there’s an open door if you want to do that.” She immediately emailed back and said yes.
We sent her a box of tons of Archie books, she devoured them all, and maybe a week or two later came back with her pitch. I’m not going to spoil it, but it’s really, really funny. It’s incredibly contemporary. It’s a classic Archie story, with a definitely unique, Lena spin, and it’s going to be set in Archie continuity. It’s not going to be a weird miniseries – it’s within the main series. She brings a unique point-of-view to all these characters, but she also loves them, and knows what makes them work. It’s really good stuff, and obviously it’s going to be a huge deal for Archie, the closer we get to it.[/quote]
Le site de l’éditeur: www.archiecomics.com