A familiar face might be coming to The CW. According to Entertainment Weekly, Sabrina the Teenage Witch could show up on the network’s upcoming series Riverdale.
The teen drama offers a dark and subversive take on the classic Archie Comics characters like Betty, Veronica, Jughead, and Archie himself. The cast includes Ashleigh Murray, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, K.J. Apa, Molly Ringwald, Luke Perry, and Sarah Habel.
Executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told EW that Sabrina is likely to show up in Riverdale since the character is part of the Archie Comics universe:
Some people don’t even know that Sabrina is in the Archie family. There is absolutely a universe where Sabrina pops up in Riverdale or one town over in Greendale. Certainly, the priority is launching Riverdale and making sure that show is as good as it can be and as embraced as we want it to be.”
Melissa Joan Hart of course played the famed witch in her own TV show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which ran on ABC between 1996 and 2000 and on The WB until 2003. While Hart may not reprise the role, Aguirre-Sacasa said Sabrina will almost certainly make an appearance:
I’ll just tease that Sabrina has potential with a capital P.”
Riverdale debuts on The CW on January 26th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
What do you think? Are you a fan of Sabrina the Teenage Witch? Are you planning on watching Riverdale?
I love the Sabrina character, she could give “Riverdale” an interesting take to the series. I hope she looks a lot like the comic book character with the platinum blonde haircut and cleopatra eyes!
I love the recently published “Afterlife with Archie” series which re-imagines the classic characters fighting a zombie apocalypse.