Netflix cancels 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina', angry fans ask why 'trash' show 'Riverdale' is still on
In what seems to be a no good, very bad week for Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' was canceled by Netflix, just a few days after The CW canceled 'Katy Keene'. Both shows were spun off from The CW show, 'Riverdale' and all the three shows are helmed by Aguirre-Sacasa. There will be more episodes of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' coming, however, as Part 4 is set to debut later this year.
Originally in development at The CW as a companion to 'Riverdale', 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' eventually moved to Netflix, where it scored a 20-episode straight-to-series order. It premiered on the streaming service in October 2018. The second season of 16 episodes was subsequently ordered, the first eight of which dropped earlier this year in January. The second eight episodes will be released towards the end of the year. A few days ago, 'Katy Keene' was canceled — the only cancelation from The CW this year.
Many fans were disappointed to learn of the cancelation and demanded why the women-led shows — 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' and 'Katy Keene' — were canceled ahead of 'Riverdale' which has been renewed for a fifth season.
One fan tweeted, "They cancel Sabrina and let A trash ass show like Riverdale to still continue past its FOURTH season!!!!?? #sabrina#thechillingadventuresofsabrina#savecaos." Another wrote, "They’re really canceling The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina which had — POC Representation — LGBTQ+ Representation — Strong female characters — ACTUAL storylines? When Riverdale was RIGHT THERE." Another fan quipped, "Thinking about how we lost Justin Davis, kat baker, Anne Shirley and now Sabrina but we’re still stuck with 'here’s to Ronnie and Archie and Jughead and Reggie and Choni and meeee.'"
A user asked, "Part 4 will be the last part of chilling adventures of Sabrina, Netflix I’m gonna sue you. WHY DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO CANCEL THE GOOD SHOWS?" Another fan opined, "Canceling Sabrina when it had a diverse cast and actually storyline when Riverdale is still on the air... it’s not making sense." Another tweeted, "Not them canceling Katy Keene and Sabrina but not RIVERDALE!!??????!? what the f**k #ChillingAdventuresofSabrina."
'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' stars Kiernan Shipka as the titular teen witch who then became occasional Queen Of Hell, alongside Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto and others. The series was lauded by critics for its revival of the teen witch. Many viewers had also hoped to see a crossover with 'Riverdale'. In Part 3, Sabrina, the daughter of Lucifer Morning star, goes on the fiery journey to claim her blood right to the throne while destroying and saving the realms simultaneously.
In Part 4 featuring the final eight episodes, "The Eldritch Terrors will descend upon Greendale", according to Netflix. "The coven must fight each terrifying threat one-by-one (The Weird, The Returned, The Darkness to name a few), all leading up to…The Void, which is the End of All Things. As the witches wage war, with the help of The Fright Club, Nick begins to slowly earn his way back into Sabrina’s heart, but will it be too late?"