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Lena Dunham to write four-part Archie Comic series


First she conquered HBO with her hit show Girls, then her upcoming advice book Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" sold for a reported £2.2 million ($3.7 million) to Random House. Now Lena Dunham is about to add comic-book writer to her CV.

The 27-year-old will pen a four-part series for Archie comics, after she expressed her enthusiasm for the books in a panel debate with American film and television producer JJ Abrams and novelist Doug Dorst in November last year (pictured below).

The Archie comic book series is about the students of Riverdale high-school including characters Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Jughead Jones.

"I was an avid Archie collector as a child," Dunham said in a press release. "Conventions, first editions that l kept in plastic sleeves, the whole shebang. 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."

Based on the promotional image (below), the unnamed story is expected to focus on the girls of Riverdale and is set to release in 2015.

"It's going to be fantastic," said Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comic Publications and writer of TV series Glee. "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!"

Dunham posted a picture with the cover of her first book Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" on Instagram last month.

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