There are fractions of the comics which do remain the same like Archie’s red hair, Jughead’s beanie, pep rallies and milkshakes at Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe.
But the overall feel of the show is a lot darker than the graphic novel series.
Executive Producer Sarah Schechter commented on the basic thought process behind the new series when it was first being created.
She told Entertainment Weekly: “It’s Archie, so people needed to know, ‘Why is it still for today?’”.
Creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa explained: “When we added the murder-mystery element to season 1, the show unlocked creatively for me.
“As people watch more and more episodes, they’re much more accepting and excited by it.”