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Lena Dunham’s writing a four-part story for the Archie comic series based on her TV show’s characters. The Archie storyline will be released in 2015.
According to Comic Book Resources, the Girls star was employed by new Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasam, after Dunham openly expressed her respect for the comic series.
A statement from Dunham states, “I was an avid Archie collector as a child… It has so much cultural significance but also so much personal significance, and to get to play with these beloved characters is a wild creative opportunity.”
“Everyone at Archie is thrilled Lena’s coming aboard to write this story, and I can tell you, it’s going to be fantastic,” Aguirre-Sacasa said.
“Lena’s take on the Archie gang is funny and real and contemporary. It’s a stunning fit, and I know fans will be excited to read it. I am!”
It’s not the first time a celebrity will enter the world of comics.
Samuel L. Jackson wrote a four-part series called Cold Space, while Patton Oswalt made a contribution to Batman, The Goon and Treehouse of Horror.