Sabrina the Teenage Witch could be stopping by “Riverdale” sooner than we think, TheWrap has learned.
Amid speculation that the comic book character could be part of an expanded Archie universe on The CW, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa hinted that she could turn up as early as this season.
“We could [see her in Season 1],” Aguirre-Sacasa told TheWrap. “As I say, never say never, but it’s certainly within the realm of possibility.”
The writer and producer, who is also Chief Creative Officer at Archie Comics, also discussed what the biggest challenge of bringing Sabrina onto “Riverdale” might be.
“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,” he said. “I think there’s a way to introduce Sabrina in a way that’s not supernatural, but she is, she’s a witch.”
Aguirre-Sacasa previously described a potential “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” series in the “Riverdale” universe as dark and in the vein of “Rosemary’s Baby.” In other words, nothing like the late ’90s sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart. (The show aired from 1996 to 2003.)
“As dark as ‘Riverdale’ is, the vision for Sabrina is even darker,” he elaborated. “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.”
“Riverdale” airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.