Executive Producer of “Riverdale”
Jon Goldwater is executive producer of “Riverdale,” based on the characters from the Archie Comics, and serves as CEO/Publisher of Archie Comics.
The son of Archie Comics founder John L. Goldwater, Goldwater has lived and breathed the world of Archie and his friends since birth, while also carving out a successful business career for himself in the music industry. Upon buying into Archie Comics in 2009, Goldwater revived the dormant Archie brand with a series of bold, unprecedented moves and initiatives that immediately put the 75-year-old company back on the pop culture landscape - including the introduction of gay character Kevin Keller, the Archie wedding, the launch of the acclaimed horror series “Afterlife with Archie,” “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and “Jughead: The Hunger,” inroads into the digital comic book space and the international news and sales sensation “The Death of Archie.”
The company experienced a historic and meteoric rebirth under Goldwater, including a line-wide relaunch that began with the bestselling and critically-acclaimed “ARCHIE #1” comic book, and continues to this day. Under Goldwater’s watchful guidance, the once-retro Archie Comics publishing brand has become an innovative, much talked-about and compelling media brand, with TV, animation, theatrical and feature film initiatives in various stages of development.