Guess what, Riverdale fans?
I know the countdown to season two is taking forever, but The CW has just announced that they are working on a Riverdale spinoff about Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Many fans didn’t understand how Sabrina wasn’t included in the series despite having her own show on The WB in the past. But instead of featuring her in Riverdale, the teenage witch will be getting her own series.
Riverdale features a ton of characters from the original Archie comics. The show began with Jason Blossom traveling to the Greendale side of the river, where Sabrina is from, before being murdered which made her exclusion pretty shocking. Some fans suggested that because of the previous show starring Melissa Joan Hart, there could have been an issue gaining the rights to use the character.
Sabrina’s show will be called The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
The synopsis reads:
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult, and -of course- witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature -half-witch, half-mortal- while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.
Riverdale is a pretty dark series so there’s no surprise that this one seems to have a touch of suspense in it as well. The CW really transformed the bright Archie comics into a dramatic story.
It will be a while until viewers are able to watch The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina because the series is still in the beginning stages and isn’t planned to be released until 2018-2019. The executive producer of Riverdale will be transferring to lead the production of the new show.
The idea is to film a standalone pilot and the audience’s reaction will determine if the show actually goes onto the channel. If the pilot is a success, producers will most likely introduce Sabrina in Riverdale to lead the viewers into the spinoff.
I wonder if Salem will be an appearance.