EXCLUSIVE | 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Part 4: Tyler Cotton says 'bittersweet' ending will 'blow fans' minds'
The show is set to go out with a bang. MEAWW caught up with actor Tyler Cotton, who plays Melvin, one of Sabrina's classmates at the Academy of the Unseen Arts, and he gave us the inside scoop
As the end of 2020 draws near, so does the end of what was once one of the most anticipated series on Netflix, 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'. Earlier this year, it was revealed that the show from 'Riverdale' creator Robert Aguirre-Sacaso was canceled and that Part 4 would be its final season.
When we last left Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) and her friends, they had defeated the Pagans — and instead of one, we were left with two Sabrinas: one to rule Hell, and one to live a normal life in Greendale. Unknown to them, however, Father Faustus Blackwood (Richard Coyle) had made all the preparations to unleash the Eldritch Terrors to bring about the ultimate chaos and destruction.
Suffice to say, 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' is set to go out with a bang. MEAWW caught up with actor Tyler Cotton, who plays Melvin, one of Sabrina's classmates at the Academy of the Unseen Arts — more importantly, the boy that Sabrina helped resurrect when she was just learning of her higher powers. As Cotton tells us, "Part 3 was a little rough on poor Melvin" after he lost both Dorcas (Abigail Cowen) and Elspeth (Emily Haine), and so, Part 4 will be seeing him "dealing with the losses of two people he cared a lot for."
Cotton, who joined the cast for Part 2, feels that the ending of the show is "bittersweet," but says that he grateful that he got to be a part of "such an amazing show with such talented people on and off [the] screen." He tells us that he found out the show was going to end with Part 3 while he was filming an audition, so there is a video of him when he got the news. Perhaps one day Cotton might share with the rest of the fans.
Cotton continues that he loved working on the show and was sad that it was over, but adds that Part 4 is amazing to look forward to and that the final set of episodes will "blow fans' minds." But will 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' end on a good note? While Cotton admits he does not know how it is possible that Part 4 raises the stakes even more, he tells us that fans will have to watch to find out whether there is a happy ending.
So, how was Cotton's experience shooting for the series? He tells us that Part 2 is his favorite because that is when he started and "met all these amazing people." His last day on set was a reshoot day and while he cannot tell us what he was filming, he reveals that they "spent the day laughing a lot." If Cotton could play another character, it would be Harvey Kinkle (played by Ross Lynch in the Netflix series) because he's a "big comic book fan." He would also like to play Robin Goodfellow (Jonathan Whitesell) because he "gets to do some cool stuff."
Like many of us, Cotton has been focusing on his family and working on himself during the pandemic. After the industry shut down earlier this year, Cotton ended up driving home to his family in the country where he spent a large portion of the year. And while it may have been hard, he jokes that "it was nice to be able to go outside without all the people."
'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Part 4 will be available to stream on Netflix on Thursday, December 31, at 12 am PST.