‘Riverdale’ Opens the Door to Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Pussycats, and More
In just a couple of short weeks, the new CW show Riverdale is set to premiere. The show is to be a teen crime drama based on the Archie Comics. That’s right Archie, Betty, and Veronica are headed to the small screen, but with the new show comes possibilities for more characters in the Archie Comics-verse. One of those characters is the one and only, Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
One town over from the fictional town of Riverdale lies the small (and also fictional) town of Greendale, home of the teenager with magical capabilities known as Sabrina. The character was popular in the 90’s due to Melissa Joan Hart’s portrayal of the character on the ABC sitcom, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Sabrina is part of the Archie Comics brand of comic books, and has appeared in crossover issues with Archie and the gang. Riverdale Executive Producer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa stated:
“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. I’ll just tease that Sabrina has potential with a capital P.”
There is also talks of possibly giving Sabrina her own show. Aguirre-Sacasa ensures us that it will be a much darker Sabrina than we’re used to:
“We’ve talked about Sabrina being a bit darker, more like ‘Rosemary’s Baby.’ It’s not going to be the half-hour sitcom with Melissa Joan Hart.”
Riverdale has opened the door for the future of the Archie Comics brand. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay since 2015 have been working on an Archie musical that will be a funnier and more light-hearted take than the CW series. Another character from the Archie comics brand coming to the CW drama is Josie McCoy from Josie and the Pussycats. The character is being played by Ashleigh Murray. When asked if there were plans to give Josie and her band mates their own show, Aguirre-Sacasa replied:
“In success, who knows? Right now, we’re very, very happy to have her on the show. I love the music component of the show. I think people will lose their minds when they see the Pussycats doing ‘Sugar, Sugar.’ … So who knows in success, but right now she’s happily in Riverdale.”
This could prove to be an interesting endeavor for the future of Archie Comics characters. A darker twist on Sabrina would be interesting to say the least. What do you think? Are you excited to see the Archie Comics characters embodied on the small screen? Let us know in the comments section below. To catch all the hottest news as it drops, make sure to follow us on Twitter.
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