There has been much talk about when and how Sabrina Spellman could’ve and would’ve crossed over from Greendale to Riverdale, which is just a town away.
Ultimately, that crossover didn’t happen and showrunner Robert Aguirre-Sacasa is finally revealing why.
“During season 1 of Riverdale — before Riverdale exploded and found its footing as sort of a noir, crime, pulp show — we had said, ‘Maybe season 2 will be like [the comic] ‘Afterlife With Archie’,” he recalled while speaking to EW.
He continued, “We’ll do a big genre switch and it will be horror, and it will be ‘Afterlife and Sabrina’ could come and be the antagonist.’ There was even a time when we talked about the season 1 cliffhanger being the arrival of Sabrina.”
However, it just wasn’t meant to be.
“For various reasons, and I think partly because Riverdale found its footing as more crime show, that felt less and less like the right fit. It felt like if Riverdale is crime and pulp and all that stuff, then Sabrina could be horror. It felt like there was a separation between Greendale and Riverdale — magic should exist in Greendale, but not in Riverdale. That was the thought.”
The pass on the intro of Sabrina to Riverdale made way for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which premieres on Netflix on October 26th.
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