'Riverdale' creator says Sabrina was meant to join the show as a villain in season 2
Creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said that Sabrina Spellman was meant to join Archie and friends on 'Riverdale' but the idea was dropped at the last minute
If you are excited to meet Sabrina on 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina', you'll be shocked to know that you have already met her around a year ago, on 'Riverdale'.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is the creator and executive producer on both series, told EW in an interview that Sabrina Spellman, the teenage witch, was originally supposed to join the cast of 'Riverdale' at the end of the CW drama's first season as a villain.
“We had said, ‘Maybe Season 2 will be like [the supernatural comic book series] Afterlife With Archie. We’ll do a big genre switch, and it will be horror… and Sabrina could come and be the antagonist.’ There was even a time when we talked about the Season 1 cliffhanger being the arrival of Sabrina," he said.
The idea, in the end, did not make it to air, instead, 'Riverdale' stuck to its eerie noir roots even in the second season leaving Sabrina and her friends from Greendale with their very own Netflix series 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' that is all set to debut on October 26.
It's Sabrina season, witches. Happy October. pic.twitter.com/V1R17jS5IM— Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (@sabrinanetflix) October 1, 2018
Aguirre-Sacasa also revealed that he thinks they work better as two different worlds. "It felt like, if Riverdale is crime and pulp and all that stuff, then Sabrina could be horror. It felt like there was a separation between Greendale and Riverdale — magic should exist in Greendale, but not in Riverdale," he added.
So, this proves that a crossover between 'Riverdale' and Sabrina is not likely to happen any soon. In fact, back in August during the Television Critics Association press tour, Aguirre-Sacasa said, "Right now, we’re trying to make sure that the shows have their own identity and their own set of rules.”
'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' hits Netflix on October 26.
Watch the trailer here: