The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was a fun and relatively darker take on the character of Sabrina Spellman but ultimately met its end a bit too soon. The Netflix original ran for two seasons on the streamer, with each season split into two parts. After Part 2 of Season 2 hit, Netflix ultimately decided not to renew the series for a third season. Upon cancellation, however, it was revealed there were already plans in the works for the next chapter and even a possible Riverdale crossover.
And it looks as though those plans have are finally underway. Riverdale showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed Shipka’s return to Entertainment Weekly and went into detail on the character’s return.
“We’ve been talking about having Sabrina visit Riverdale since season 1, so it’s thrilling that this is finally happening, as part of our ‘Riverdale’ special event. It’s also perfect that she shows up to help Cheryl Blossom during her hour of greatest need. Everyone lost their minds- I think fans will, too. It’s really fun and special.”
Perhaps the biggest and most baffling part of this news is the fact that Sabrina Spellman is dead. Sabrina dies to save everyone else from the void, a ritual that brought her to the brink of death and resulted in her being too far gone. So Kiernan Shipka’s return is a surprise, and a welcome one at that, but it’ll be interesting to see how they bring her back.
Shipka will make her Riverdale debut in the sixth season’s fourth episode “The Witching Hour(s).” Sabrina will arrive in town to help Cheryl, who is in the process of performing a very dangerous spell, one that could mean life or death.
Both seasons of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina are streaming on Netflix now.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly