Riverdale Spinoff Set at The CW: Get All the Details!

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Riverdale was one of the best new shows of the 2016-2017 season, so it makes sense that The CW is looking to extend the franchise with a spinoff. 

TV Line has confirmed the new series will be titled The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and that it “reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft."

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"This adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.”

In short, it sounds a whole lot different to the ABC/The WB comedy series, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which ran from September 1996 to April 2003.

That iteration was a sitcom that was very light and sounds the polar opposite to this new adaptation. 

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There have been rumblings for some time now that Sabrina would be making her way to the deadly little town of Riverdale, but we're surprised the network is going full steam ahead with a spinoff. 

Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is on board to write the script, while Lee Toland Krieger will direct. 

Riverdale Season 1 was darker than many expected it to be, and with the people who brought us Riverdale working behind the scenes, we're intrigued to see how this one pans out. 

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The casting will be crucial to the success of the pilot, and we have no idea who they could get to play the titular role of Sabrina. 

That will be one of the more exciting things about this project if it goes to series. There's also the possibility that the characters will be introduced in an episode of Riverdale's expanded second season. 

We would just love for Sabrina to walk the halls of Riverdale High and dole out some magical goodness to some of the villains. 

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We're struggling to come to a conclusion about whether this is good or bad news for the Charmed prequel, which is also in the works at the network. 

Wouldn't it be awesome if the network went with two shows about witches in one night? We would be so in for that!

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Riverdale Season 2 debuts October 11 on The CW!

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Riverdale Quotes

Archie: Ronnie, when I first met you … you were it for me. Everything I could ever wanted. I saw our whole future.
Veronica: Because we’re endgame, Archie.
Archie: I hope you know how much I love you.
Veronica: If you loved me, you would come home.
Archie: God, Ronnie, you know in your heart that I’m right about this. It just hurts to admit it.
Veronica: Don’t you make me say goodbye, Archie Andrews, because I don’t wanna hear it back. I can’t. I can’t.
[She drops the phone, cries, and Kevin consoles her]

Betty: Why are you getting so upset? It's just a party, Jug.
Jughead: It's not just a party. It's the fact that you don't know, or even care, that this is the last thing I would want. You did this for you to prove something.
Betty: To prove what?
Jughead: You're a great girlfriend? I don't know. Doesn't it ever occur to you how different we are, like on a cellular DNA level? You're a straight-A student, a cheerleader. For God sakes, you're the perfect girl-next-door.
Betty: I hate that word.
Jughead: I'm the damaged, loner outsider from the wrong side of tracks. Betty, come on, who are we kidding?! We're on borrowed time.