The Chilling Tales of Sabrina may have been canceled by Netflix in 2020, but fans will get their wish soon when Kiernan Shipka returns as everyone’s favorite teenage witch in an upcoming episode of Riverdale.
When the news broke, fans online couldn’t help but share their excitement online.
The recently released Sabrina will be making her return to television on Riverdale’s sixth season in episode nineteen.
Though the sight of her can be exciting, Sabrina’s visit to Riverdale is for a more somber reason.
“When several of their own fall prey to Percival’s (guest star Chris O’Shea) latest plan, Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) calls upon fellow witch Sabrina Spellman (guest star Kiernan Shipka) for help,” writes the official episode synopsis. “Elsewhere, Percival gives Reggie (Charles Melton) an ultimatum.”
The trailer for the next episode of Riverdale revealed Sabrina Spellman visiting the town to help bring Archie and Jughead back from the dead.
The first story to feature witchcraft and necromancy in an Archie comic book was Afterlife with Archie. The plot revolves around a handful of survivors trying to escape zombies sweeping the town of Riverdale.
The apocalypse came about when Jughead sought the help of Sabrina to bring Hot Dog back from death after he was run over by Reggie in a fit of jealousy and rage.
Helping a friend in need, Sabrina breaks the rules of using necromancy to bring back an undead Hot Dog, whose ferocity bites Jughead in the back (literally), sparking the beginning of the end for Riverdale.
Sabrina’s life takes a turn for the worst as her actions lead to a heavy price on her end – a marriage with Cthulhu.
The grim story of course diverges from the typical Archie Comics’ stories, and its success paved the way for other horror titles like Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina (the inspiration behind Netflix show), Jughead: The Hunger Vampironica ,and Blossoms 666.
The story and magnetic illustration comes from the brilliant minds of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla.
While it is impossible to incorporate the story into the Riverdale series, fans of the comic will be on the lookout for easter eggs in The Witches of Riverdale.
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