SDCC 2019: 'Riverdale' and 'Katy Keene' showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirms possible crossover: 'We'll definitely try and make that happen'
The San Diego Comic-Con 2019 saw 'Riverdale' showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa dish out some key points about the upcoming season. The teen drama has spanned three successful seasons and the fourth will hit The CW this October.
In what comes across as an interesting piece of news, Aguirre-Sacasa said a crossover between 'Riverdale' characters and upcoming The CW series, 'Katy Keene', is a possibility. "We'll definitely try and make that happen," he said. Aguirre-Sacasa serves as the executive producer for both The CW shows.
The other character from the Archieverse is Sabrina, the teenage witch, who also has a series on Netflix titled, 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' (CAOS). But for a crossover between 'Riverdale' and 'CAOS', Aguirre-Sacasa said that while he loved the idea, there was a lot of red tape as both the shows are on different platforms. While Archie and Co. are part of The CW, the teenage witch is on Netflix.
Talking about the 'Katy Keene' crossover, the showrunner said it would be a bit of a time paradox. "The show is set five years in the future, meaning, if the 'Riverdale' kids were on Katy Keene, they would be five years older, or if 'Katy Keene' characters come in, then they will still be in High School." When asked about the focus points on the upcoming season, Aguirre-Sacasa explained they would be doing a lot of "high school stuff."
"This is the kids last year at HS. This is it, they are not going to be in senior year twice. This is it, unless someone stays back. So we're doing a lot of high school stuff which is a lot of fun," he remarked.
"In terms of the crime, we've done serial killers, we've done murder mysteries. I think the big mystery is what happened the night of the flashforward in the season finale. This year we're going to slow down a little bit and tell more character stories," said Aguirre-Sacasa. "The first three seasons felt like everything came to an end at the end of season 3 that kind of answered every bad thing that started with Jason Blossom's murder in season one."
Mark Consuelos who plays the suave and sinister Hiram Lodge in the show received a lot of praise from the showrunner. "I love Mark Consuelos and he's this crazy villain. What I love about Mark is that he's up for anything. Once I was like, 'Hey Mark, in this episode, you are going to have a boxing match' and he says 'Great, let me check my bucket list.'"
Each season has seen new characters from the comics being introduced and Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed the trend would continue. "We have so many characters, and I feel like my first priority is to service all of them," he said. "We are introducing some new characters. One you already know is Chick Cooper and Charles Cooper is going to be a big part of this season. I think we are going to meet another relative of Veronica Lodge, there'll be some iconic names popping up."
'Riverdale' season 4 will premiere on The CW October 10.