What’s being considered one of this season’s biggest guilty pleasures just got even juicier. One of the minds behind The CW’s Riverdale just admitted that we could be seeing another familiar comic face come through their world soon.
First off, anyone who read the Archie comics growing up knows that the CW’s adaptation is far from their lovable, bright and kind of corny characters. With Arrow's Greg Berlanti on as executive producer, you knew this show had to take some dark turns. No really, have you seen this show yet?
It's eerie but kind of sexy in a weird way that we cannot seem to get enough of. There already been murder, secrets and of course relationship drama galore since it debuted in late January. BUT that's not why we're excited right now. We're interested in what executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa had to say to The Wrap when he mentioned the possibility of Sabrina, or favorite teenage witch, coming through Riverdale at some point.
He said that “absolutely a universe where Sabrina pops up in Riverdale or one town over in Greendale” could happen. He explained further, “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.”
It makes total sense. The show wasted no time in incorporating Josie and the Pussycats, so it wouldn't be too crazy to have Sabrina come around. All of them appeared in Archie comics back in the day, so they aren't strangers in the printed form.
While we're excited, we're definitely not holding our breath that Melissa Joan Hart would revive her role. We'd love to see her again but because that Sabrina was more lighthearted, it'll be very interesting to see how a darker witch plays out this time around. Aguirre-Sacasa also mentioned a possibility of Sabrina having her own reboot that plays off Riverdale. With the darker, mysterious tone we're not too sure they’d bring back the wisecracking cat Salem. That’s a bummer, but if we can get some witches back on TV we’ll be a-okay!