Archie and the gang may gain more company in Riverdale. Recent reports suggest that Sabrina the Teenage Witch may come to the show this season.
In an exclusive report from The Wrap, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa opened up about the character’s potential appearance. Though he cannot say for sure, the series executive said that he’s optimistic viewers can see Sabrina before season 1 ends.
Still, there are some challenges the show might face in bringing the character on board. Aguirre-Sacasa says, “The one thing that’s tricky is, there will always be a genre, mystery element to this show, but it’s hard to introduce a supernatural element. I think there’s a way to introduce Sabrina in a way that’s not supernatural, but she is, she’s a witch.”
He continued to explain that even though Riverdale is dark, Sabrina’s world is even darker. The showrunner uses Sweetwater River dividing Riverdale and Greendale to elaborate. Greendale is the place where Sabrina lives.
As per Aguirre-Sacasa, the division paves way for two realities existing on different sides. While Riverdale has its own reality, Greendale also exists in its own world.
Nevertheless, the showrunner still thinks they could find a way to bring Sabrina in. Even if it’s not exactly like the comic persona, a slightly different version of her could show up.
Screen Rant describes Sabrina’s character in both the comics and the sitcom versions. The source says, “In the original comics, she was spunky but kind, often using her powers to help others or to simply face the tribulations of daily teenagedom. The series, too, took a similarly innocuous approach, focusing on her friends, family life, and relationships.”
How Sabrina’s Entrance Could Affect the Show
In one of the comments from Screen Rant’s article, a comment from cjplay says that bringing Sabrina might kill the nuance of the show. The person who left the comment points out that it will be hard to simply introduce magic in the show later on when the element wasn’t there earlier.
This fan assessment is fair enough. Hence, Aguirre-Sacasa’s other option could be more possible about Sabrina being a different version for the series.
Riverdale and Its Performance
Reviews for the series has so far been positive. For one, Deadline’s Dominic Patten praised the show for its writing. He called this TV version of the material a “sexier” and “surprisingly awesome” take on the Archie Comics characters.
It remains to be seen whether the show could really find a spot for Sabrina later on. For now, fans should catch Riverdale episode 3 when it airs on February 9 at 9 p.m. in The CW.
Image Source: Archie Comics Official Website