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Later this month, The CW is set to launch Riverdale, a modern, live-action take on the Archie comic book universe which is set to bring the likes of Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge and Josie McCoy to the small screen.
“Some people don’t even know that Sabrina is in the Archie family,” said Aguirre-Sacasa at the Television Critics Association panel (via EW). “There is absolutely a universe where Sabrina pops up in Riverdale or one town over in Greendale. Certainly, the priority is launching Riverdale and making sure that show is as good as it can be and as embraced as we want it to be. I’ll just tease that Sabrina has potential with a capital P.”
- Gary Collinson
Riverdale hasn't even premiered yet but the people behind The CW's new dark teen drama are giving fans another reason to tune in. Not only does executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa mention the possibility of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, famously played by Melissa Joan Hart on the ABC sitcom, making an appearance on Riverdale, he also teases about Sabrina getting a potential spin-off.
The CW’s upcoming gritty Archie Comics series “Riverdale” has been described in various ways: “The O.C.” meets “Twin Peaks.” “90210” meets “Twin Peaks.” “Gossip Girl” meets “Twin Peaks.” But it wasn’t always thus.
It started with Archie Comics executives Jon Goldwater (CEO and publisher) and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (chief creative officer) looking to do a “Perks of Being a Wallflower”-type film, “Riverdale” executive producer Aguirre-Sacasa revealed Sunday morning at the CW’s TCA panel. But while many studios liked the pitch, everyone passed, until the idea came to Warner Bros. It was bought as a film, and development was continuing apace until a meeting with one particular executive.
“He said, ‘I want you to think about time travel, Archie traveling through time,'” Aguirre-Sacasa said. Then came another suggestion: “Portals are huge, [there’s] a portal to another dimension.” And finally: “What if Louis C.K. is Archie?”
“It was like something out of an episode of ‘Entourage »
- Oriana Schwindt and Maureen Ryan
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