Fans of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' no longer excited for a crossover with 'Riverdale'
'Riverdale,' has lost major fan following since season 2 and 'CAOS' is only raging as part 2 promises so much fun and action
Along with the announcement news of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' last year, came the call for a crossover between hit CW series, 'Riverdale,' since the creator of both the shows is Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and he hinted at the possibility. However, months down the line as part two of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' (CAOS) is all set to premiere on April 5 and 'Riverdale,' is on full throttle with season 3 now fans no longer want the crossover.
"I think it’s a pretty dumb idea. I adore the old Sabrina show. I’m a huge fan. I think this reboot definitely shouldn’t associate itself with Riverdale and vice-versa," said a Reddit user quoting it as an "unpopular opinion." Another one cited the same "unpopular" opinion and said the crossover will be a "huge mistake."
Before 'CAOS' aired, 'Riverdale' already had its first few episodes in and it had looming supernatural elements with the introduction of a cult called 'The Farm.' Few were curious about the massive drift of the tone of 'Riverdale,' which had established itself as a neo-noir thriller with intriguing murder mysteries. Season 3 all of sudden introduced the supernatural Gargoyle King and babies levitating which made many question what was going on. Some even guessed that it was laying a foundation for a crossover.
I really don’t want Sabrina/Riverdale crossover because that means I have to watch Riverdale. I just want more slight mentions.— Binch O'Rourke (@raetheforce) November 4, 2018
Then 'CAOS' aired and 'Riverdale' was very subtly mentioned in dialogues and it was pretty clear that the city of Greendale was close to where Archie and his gang members reside, cue- the appearance of Ben Button ( Moses Thiessen), who appeared as a pizza delivery boy in 'CAOS,' right after being killed in 'Riverdale.' While that served as a trigger to ask for concrete crossovers, some fans had had enough. The mentions sufficed as the wanted crossover.
Few were quick to compare between two shows and harsh words were expressed:
Stop talking about a Riverdale x Sabrina crossover. Do not want. Don’t ruin Sabrina with the trash that is Riverdale.— 𝕃𝕖𝕞𝕠𝕟 𝔽𝕒𝕟𝕥𝕒 🍋🌝 (@katec_kru) November 10, 2018
(No shade on Riverdale, I still watch it despite being trash and that is why we love it, but Sabrina is next levels of good and should not sink to the trash)
A Reddit user wrote; "Ugh. Sabrina actually looks good. I don't want Riverdale infecting it. They could just have the Riverdale cast play alternate versions of their characters instead of their Riverdale versions. I don't want the added baggage from a show I have no interest in."
"Netflix produces higher quality shows than CW anyways, it would be an awkward cross over I think," another Reddit user opined.
'Riverdale,' that started with a wide fanbase eventually lost followers as season 2 became a drag with a story of Blackhood, who ended up being Betty Cooper's father. The plot did not quite make sense to many and the show, in order to redeem itself, made an even more "senseless," season 3.
With high hopes pegged on the story of a teenage witch, who signed her name in the Book of the Beast, and has emerged to be a powerful witch, part 2 promises a very interesting season including love triangles and mean girls. No crossover needed.