Even before “Riverdale” premiered last week on The CW, there was talk that another Archie Comics character, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, may eventually join the fledgling drama. However, the fan-favorite teen could make her debut sooner rather than later.
Speaking with TheWrap about plans for the character, who has headlined comic books as well as live-action and animated TV series, “Riverdale” producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wouldn’t rule out an appearance by Sabrina this season. “As I say, never say never,” he said, “but it’s certainly within the realm of possibility.”
Although “Riverdale” is a darker take on the Archie comics, as Aguirre-Sacasa explained, bringing in the supernatural could prove to be “tricky.” Interestingly enough, however, he was quick to suggest they could very well introduce her “in a way that’s not supernatural” while still acknowledging her as a witch.
As to what he’d love to do if given the chance to produce a spinoff, Aguirre-Sacasa promised that it would be an entirely different monster from the TV comedy that aired from 1996 to 2003 on first ABC and then The WB.
“As dark as ‘Riverdale’ is, the vision for Sabrina is even darker,” he said. “Riverdale is on one side of the Sweetwater River and Greendale, where Sabrina lives, is on the other. There’s sort of that mythic idea that on one side of the river there’s one reality and on the other side of the river there’s another reality. So who knows? But yeah, there’s definitely a universe where Sabrina pops up in Riverdale, or there’s a version of Sabrina that exists in her own witchy bubble.”
Airing Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, “Riverdale” stars K.J. Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl Blossom, Ashleigh Murray as Josie McCoy, Ross Butler as Reggie Mantle and Casey Cott as Kevin Keller.
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