A 'Riverdale' & 'Sabrina The Teenage Witch' Crossover Is Exactly What Fans Need In Season 2
It hardly seems fair because Riverdale is already nearly the perfect show, seamlessly blending nostalgia and soap opera-y drama into one delicious package, but now they're taking it to another level — Riverdale Season 2 may include a Sabrina the Teenage Witch crossover. And that isn't even gossip around the water cooler, that's straight from the mouth of showrunner and Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa himself. Gasp! Thud! That was me gasping and fainting, respectively, but I'm back now, to talk about how awesome this is.
At first, there was speculation that Riverdale Season 2 would center around determining who killed Jason Blossom, but with the reveal that the bombshell will actually be dropped before the end of Season 1, it became anybody's game. And with all options on the table again, Aguirre-Sacasa told Entertainment Weekly that it's not out of the question for him to bring in another one of his comics, Afterlife with Archie, which contains spooky, apocalyptic elements like zombies and — fingers crossed! — teen witches. He said,
"There’s a chance that happens. There definitely will be a big genre element to Season 2. It won’t suddenly just be a coming-of-age drama. There will definitely be a very strong, bold genre statement."
The specific storyline that I'm hoping for in Afterlife, that could potentially allow the Riverdale cast to cross paths with Sabrina the Teenage Witch, is one in which she very helpfully brings Jughead's dog back to life... and very unhelpfully releases a horde of zombies who go on to form an outbreak. Whoops! So you can't really have Sabrina without getting some terrifying, flesh-eating zombies as well. Sorry. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
But as far as predicting what will be coming down the pipeline for Season 2, this is a very interesting little theory, because an apocalyptic, zombie-ridden world would certainly be a "strong, bold genre statement," like Aguirre-Sacasa mentioned. For a show that already has effortlessly juggled melodrama and the world of comics, the one thing I do know is that Season 2 is going to be just as delightful as Season 1. Buckle up and hold onto your brains.