First Look Of Zoya Akhtar’s The Archies
The cast of Zoya Akhtar's upcoming Netflix musical drama The Archies has been announced. Ensemble members, who portray Archie Comics characters, include rising stars such as Mihir Ahuja (Bard of Blood), Khushi Kapoor (The Garhwal Rifles), and Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan in a supporting role.
Among the cast are Dot, Yuvraj Menda, Agastya Nanda, and Vedang Raina, all of whom will be appearing in the 1960s-set film. Akhtar has released a new video that reveals the actors and gives a glance into the universe she intends to bring to life. To see it, click here:
Netflix is promoting the Tiger Baby co-produced film as a "musical experience bursting with youth, rebellion, friendships, first loves, and everything young adult, it still promises to have something for every generation."
It will debut on the streaming service in 2023.
Director Akhtar is most known for the buzzy 2020 Mumbai hip-hop culture-themed romance musical Gully Boy.
The Archies will be available on Netflix India in an increasingly crowded Indian streaming market. A number of major film and television projects have been announced recently by ZEE5 and Amazon Prime Video, both of which feature prominent Indian actors and filmmakers. Akhtar and Tiger Baby co-founder Reema Kagti, for example, are working with Excel Media to produce a serial killer drama, Dahaar for Amazon.