If being on totally different platforms wasn’t confirmation enough, Riverdale Executive Producer and Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater has given final confirmation. The CW’s Riverdale and Netflix’s Sabrina series will not crossover anytime soon.
Speaking with TVLine, Goldwater laid out the fact that the two Archie properties are not set interact in any way in the foreseeable future.
“Right now, we’re not thinking about that,” Goldwater said. “They’re two separate entities for right now.”
In its second season, with a third now confirmed on the way, Riverdale is a more dramatic/gritty take on the lives of Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and others while the still untitled Sabrina series is set to be a more horror and dramatic take on the character instead of the more light and fun 90s comedy series, with this new show based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina horror comic series.
Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka will play this new version of Sabrina, with the show amassing quite a cast as of late including Miranda Otto as Aunt Zelda Spellman, Lucy Davis as Aunt Hilda Spellman, Bronson Pinchot as the villainous Principal George Hawthorne, Jaz Sinclair as Sabrina’s best friend Rosalind Walker, Ross Lynch as Sabrina’s love interest Harvey Kinkle, Chance Perdomo as Sabrina’s cousin Ambrose Spellman and Michelle Gomez as Sabrina’s teacher and mentor Mrs. Wardell a.k.a. Madam Satan. With its pickup by Netflix, after flirting with airing on The CW, the series already gained two 10-episode seasons.
With Riverdale creator and writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa also writing the Sabrina series, he also wrote the comic series, there is still a chance the shows could crossover one day which Goldwater himself admits. Goldwater said they “would love it if they could figure out a way to cross over,” and as for the chance of Sabrina and pals showing up on Riverdale: “Going forward? You never know. Maybe.”