Lena Dunham will soon be shifting her focus from Brooklyn to Riverdale. The Girls creator has been asked to pen a four-issue Archie comic story and, being the quintessential millennial and all, she quickly jumped on board.
The gig was arranged by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, a playwright and television writer for Glee, who has just been named the Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics. With projects like the critically acclaimed Afterlife With Archie series and an Archie Andrews-themed play called Weird Comic Book Fantasy already under hit belt, Aguirre-Sacasa has been charged with shaking up the nearly 75-year-old comic book company. One of his first moves was bringing Dunham on board.
Aguirre-Sacasa told Comic Book Resources that he and Archie Comics co-CEO Jon Goldwater had no trouble convincing Dunham to sign on to writing for the flagship comic. “We heard she was an Archie fanatic, and we run in similar circles and was able to reach out to her,” he said. “I didn’t have to do a lot of arm-twisting — she jumped at the chance to write these characters.”
Sadly, Aguirre-Sacasa wouldn’t elaborate on what Dunham’s Archie story would focus on. “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.” We’re guessing that doesn’t mean awkward sex scenes and lots of nudity, but we’ll just have to wait and see.