Do you are feeling a chill within the air? One thing very witchy is making its solution to Riverdale.
After years of rumors and numerous pleas from followers, Kiernan Shipka is lastly bringing teenage witch Sabrina Spellman to the CW drama this Tuesday (9/8c). Shipka performed Sabrina for 3 seasons on Netflix’s Riverdale spinoff Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and her making an look on the mothership had been “a dialog for a extremely very long time,” she tells TVLine, however “the celebs by no means actually fairly aligned for it.” Higher late than by no means, although: “It was only a matter of all the weather coming collectively, lastly. It was at all times a no brainer in my thoughts that I’d do it.”
Sabrina’s arrival coincides with the five-episode “Rivervale” occasion that kicks off Season 6, and its creepy supernatural overtones make it an ideal match. “It made sense that she would are available in as a witch with a extra fantastical waft within the air, if you’ll,” Shipka notes. “I feel it was a justifiable arrival, given the truth that she died. I do know something can occur, however the extra magic concerned, the higher.”
Yeah, about that: Sabrina truly died and went to the Candy Hereafter in Sabrina‘s sequence finale — so how is she again once more, precisely? Shipka says her loss of life wasn’t the tip of the story: “It’s very not like Sabrina to only type of chill within the Candy Hereafter. I feel she would get bored and need to discover her means again to her mates and her household, and vice versa. Her aunties and her mates and Ambrose would do something for her, so to me, it is smart that her loss of life wasn’t a ceaselessly loss of life.”
So what brings Sabrina to Riverdale… sorry, Rivervale? “We study that Cheryl and Sabrina have been mates,” Shipka explains, “and I feel it ought to come as no shock that these two characters are mates.” When a passing comet evokes Cheryl to look again on the tragic tales of her Blossom household ancestors, she “is in want of some additional horsepower and a few additional witch energy, and who higher to name than Sabrina?”
Sabrina’s return “got here collectively in a phenomenal means, and it made my coronary heart really feel very full,” Shipka shares, including that “it was beautiful to step again into her footwear.” However may she step again into them once more? “I hope it’s not the final we see of her in Riverdale,” she says. “I actually would like it.” However this week’s look, she notes, is “additionally a thanks” to Sabrina‘s loyal fan base “for supporting us. That is for the followers, in some ways. It’s been a very long time coming.”