He’s the author of The Mystery Plays – coming to Havana Theatre December 6-10th! – and our latest obsession. Here’s a brief intro to Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
His first Wiki line reads:
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (born 1973) is an American playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer best known for his work for Marvel Comics and for the television series Glee and Big Love. He is Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics.
So you can kinda start to see why a few geeks who do plays that cross with movies and books are getting excited about this guy, right?
Check out what he’s doing with Archie:
“Afterlife With Archie,” Sacasa’s spooky and fun new direction for Archie Comics, chronicles Riverdale’s zombie apocalypse, which was instigated when Sabrina the Teenage Witch attempted to bring back Jughead Jones’ dog, Hot Dog, from the dead. The consequence: Jughead is the first human casualty of the zombie plague after he is bitten by his undead dog. Read more about “Afterlife With Archie” here.
Sacasa is also working on the “Archie” movie project that he clarified “is definitely not a horror project,” although he did not discount the possibility of “Afterlife With Archie” coming to life on the big screen.
Some good reads on Aguirre-Sacasa’s Theatre and comic book work here in the NYT.
Some fun facts:
- In May 2011, Aguirre-Sacasa was hired as a co-producer and writer of Glee. Two months later, he was hired to write the comic book Archie meets Glee, published in 2013.
- Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the script for a musical based on Bret Easton Ellis’ novel American Psycho, played in London in 2014 and opened on Broadway in April 2016.
- In 2011, Aguirre-Sacasa was approached by the producers of the troubled Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark to help rewrite its script.
- “I don’t think of them just as best friends and I don’t think of them just as rivals,” he says of Betty and Veronica’s dynamic. “I see them as both.”
- Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the 2013 remake of the horror classic Carrie
- The son of a prominent Nicaraguan diplomat
- Worked as publicist at the Shakespeare Theatre, in Washington D.C.
Aaaaand roll the credits:
- Marvel Knights 4 #1–27 (April 2004 – April 2006), continued as Four #28–30 (May 2006 – July 2006)
- Nightcrawler #1–12 (Nov. 2004 – Jan. 2006)
- The Sensational Spider-Man vol. 2, #23–40 (July 2006 – Oct. 2007)
- Dead of Night featuring Man-Thing #1, 4 (April & July 2008)
- Secret Invasion: Fantastic Four #1–3 (July–Sept. 2008)
- Angel: Revelations #1–5 (July–Nov. 2008)
- The Stand: Captain Trips #1–5 (early Dec. 2008 – March 2009)
- The Stand: American Nightmares #1–5 (May–Oct. 2009)
- Marvel Divas #1–4 (Sept.–Dec. 2009)
- The Stand: Soul Survivors #1–5 (Dec. 2009 – May 2010)
- The Stand: Hardcases #1–5 (Aug. 2010 – Jan. 2011)
- Loki vol. 2, #1–4 (four-issue miniseries) (Dec. 2010 – May 2011)
- The Stand: No Man’s land #1–5 (Apr.–Aug. 2011)
- The Stand: The Night Has Come #1–6 (Oct. 2011 – Mar. 2012)
- Archie Meets Glee #641-644 (Mar. 2013 – June 2013)
- Afterlife with Archie #1 – present (Oct. 2013–present)
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #1 – present (Oct. 2014–present)
- Big Love (2009, staff writer; 2010, story editor; 2011, co-producer)
- 3.05 – “For Better or for Worse” (written by) (15 February 2009)
- 4.03 – “Strange Bedfellows” (written by) (24 January 2010)
- 5.09 – “Exorcism” (written by) (13 March 2011)
- Glee (2011—2014, staff writer, co-producer)
- Looking (2015, writer, co-executive producer)
- 2.04 – “Looking Down the Road” (written by) (8 February 2015)
- Supergirl (2015—present, writer)