Where once it seemed all our supernatural Riverdale dreams might come true, Netflix’s Sabrina has broken that spell. Despite the latter being designed as a spinoff, showrunners confirm the two series will be sticking to their own separate universes.
It’s getting to be that time of year, and The CW is going all-in with its formal renewals. Good news has arrived for fans of Black Lightning, Arrow, Flash, Riverdale, Supernatural and more, but who got left in the post-apocalyptic cold?
You won’t have to work very hard to conjure excitement for this one. Our new Netflix Sabrina has been found, as Mad Men alum Kiernan Shipka has landed the title role of the Riverdale spinoff-turned Netflix drama.
Excited though we were to see Sabrina join the Riverdale-verse, Netflix likely offered a bit more leeway with its darker tone. That darkness is pretty literal in our first official concept art from the series, which brings a bit of school spirit to some creepy woods.
We knew Sabrina the Teenage Witch was likely to conjure her very own Riverdale spinoff, but magic can be a might unpredictable. As such, the new series has charmed its way to a two-season order, surprisingly not on The CW.
Riverdale delivered on a few promises in tonight’s Season 2 premiere: A conclusion (more or less) to last season’s cliffhanger, the return of Hiram Lodge, and more HAWF action — for real, though, we all know it’s about our boy Jughead Jones, who easily had the best moment of the night. But just as the dust (or gunpowder) settled on Pop’s diner and it looked as though everyone was relatively safe, the final moments of the premiere yielded a surprising return…and a shocking death.
We don’t often think about the hours TV stars put into our favorite shows, but the strain very nearly cost us Riverdale star K.J. Apa. The actor endured a recent off-set car-crash unharmed, though production is now under scrutiny for over-working its cast.
The success of sexy CW Archie reboot Riverdale all-but-guaranteed spinoffs, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch had to be at the top of that list. Well, get ready for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, as a horror-themed spinoff is officially in development.