Comics is a visual medium, but at its heart is storytelling. Archie Comics has plans to expand into the podcast space with a new exclusive first-look deal with Spotify. The intention is to adapt Archieverse stories into multiple podcasts on the streaming platform including the likes of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Sabrina, Josie & The Pussycats, and more.
Archie Comics CEO/Publisher Jon Goldwater says:
The podcast and audio space is so vibrant, and Spotify is, hands down, the industry leader there. Bringing the iconic Archie library of characters to Spotify is a perfect match, and we’re so excited to partner with them to explore new, compelling stories featuring our characters. It’s an amazing frontier and we can’t wait to unveil what we’ve been working on.
There is potential for everything from all-ages content to stories for more mature audiences. The creative team at Archie Comics will collaborate with Spotify Studios on the development of the multiple series. I have to wonder how these will take shape. Will we get an investigation show like Serial but from Jughead’s perspective? Or an interview show hosted by Cheryl Blossom? The possibilities are endless.