Ever since Archie Comics scion Jon Goldwater took over the company in 2009, it’s been a good time to be a fan of America’s favorite 76-year-old teenager: First came the groundbreaking and daring comics, then the CW’s pitch-perfect teen soap Riverdale, and now, it looks as though Archie and his pals might be expanding on the small screen. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Goldwater announced that he’s signed a development deal with Warner Bros. TV.* It’s possible that future shows could exist in a shared universe with Riverdale, and Goldwater says the deal extends well beyond the core gang of Archie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica — other pieces of Archie intellectual property like Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the superheroes of their Dark Circle line are also on the table. But keep in mind that Archie Comics has a recent history of announcing adaptations that don’t move smoothly to realization — we’re still waiting for an announced cartoon and musical, which may well come to fruition but have been put on the back burner. Nonetheless, Goldwater has long had his sights set on big game, so for him, this news is as sweet as sugar.
*This article has been updated to reflect that the deal only includes TV, not film.