Lena Dunham, the creator and star of HBO’s Girls series, will write a four-part Archie Comics story for publication in 2015. An Archie fan since childhood, Dunham said in an Archie Comics press release, “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.”
Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa recruited Dunham after learning she was a lifelong fan. “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 in the press release. “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 also has a book scheduled for release this fall. Titled Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned, the collection of personal essays will be published by Random House on October 7.