Ever since Riverdale hit the air, fans have been begging for more from the Archie Comics universe, namely: Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
In the past, there has been a lot of talk about Disney’s Dove Cameron joining the Riverdale cast as Sabrina, but it’s been reiterated that it would be hard to suddenly add a single magical character into an already solid plot. While the truth was hard to hear, fans are still getting what they want! It’s official, The CW is working on an entirely new show: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina!
Script work has begun for the CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA show! pic.twitter.com/SFegXSkY9C
— Archie Comics (@ArchieComics) October 3, 2017
Sabrina the Teenage Witch was a comic that began in 1971 and ran until 2009. Due to exceptional popularity, a TV sitcom was produced in 1996 and aired for seven seasons. The story followed teenager, Sabrina Spellman, a half-witch, half-mortal that lived with her two witch aunts, Hilda and Zelda Spellman. The family resided in Greendale, the town next to Riverdale, and it has indeed been referenced in the Riverdale TV show as the final resting place of Ms. Grundy.
Nearly a decade later, Sabrina is getting a taste of the modern world in a much needed reboot. This spinoff is hinted to be “very dark” and is due to focus on the horror elements of Sabrina’s story — it’s even been described as “tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist.”
Riverdale writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is also in charge of this new project, and fans are skeptical. Many hope the show won’t mirror the angsty vibe that Riverdale radiates, while others like the teenage simplicity. However, regardless of which angle will be taken, fans are excited to finally get a taste of modern Sabrina and delve deeper into the “Archieverse” Riverdale has created.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina won’t air until the 2018-19 TV season; however, Riverdale is currently at the beginning of its second season. New episodes premiere every Wednesday at 7/8 Central on The CW.