Do you feel cold in the air? Something very relevant is finding its way Riverdale.
After years of rumors and countless pleas from fans, Kiernan Shipka is finally bringing teenage witch Sabrina Spellman to the CW drama this Tuesday (August 9c). Shipka played Sabrina for three seasons on Netflix’s Riverdale spinoff The Chilling Adventures of Sabrinaand her appearance as a mother was “a real conversation for a long time”, she told TVLine, but “the stars never really fit into that”. Better late than never, though: “Ultimately it’s just a matter of all the factors coming together. I always thought I would do it.”
Sabrina’s arrival coincides with the 5-episode “Rivervale” event that kicks off Season 6, and its creepy supernatural overtones make it a perfect match. “It makes sense for her to come as a witch with a more fanciful mid-air wave, if you will,” noted Shipka. “I think it’s a legitimate occurrence, given the fact that she’s dead. I know anything is possible, but the more magic there is, the better.”
Well, about that: Sabrina actually died and went to Sweet Place later in Sabrinathe end of the series – so how exactly will she return? Shipka said that her death wasn’t the end of the story: “It’s not like Sabrina just feels chills in Sweet Hereafter. I think she will get bored and want to find her way back to her friends and family, and vice versa. Her aunt, her friends, and Ambrose would do anything for her, so for me her death is not death forever.”
So what brought Sabrina to Riverdale…sorry, Rivervale? “We know that Cheryl and Sabrina are friends,” explains Shipka, “and I think it’s not surprising that the two characters are friends.” When a passing comet inspires Cheryl to look back on the tragic stories of her Blossom ancestors, she “needs some more horsepower and some extra witch power, and who to call?” better than Sabrina?”
Sabrina’s return “puts together beautifully, and that makes my heart feel so full,” Shipka shared, adding that “it’s lovely to step back into her shoes.” But will she be able to get back together with them again? “I hope that’s not the last time we see her in Riverdale,” she said. “I’ll definitely like it.” But this week’s arrival, she notes, is “also a thank you” to Sabrina“loyal fan base” for supporting us. This is for the fans, in many ways. It’s still a long time coming.”
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