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Posted Friday 8/31/18 at 2:43PM EDT
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will do an homage to The Exorcist
Source: Entertainment Weekly
"I love The Exorcist," says creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. "It’s one of my favorite movies....We’re doing an homage to that; we’re doing an episode that’s like (The Exorcist).”
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 6:42PM EDT
Riverdale boss teases another "very different" spinoff
Executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa nixed the idea of a crossover with his Netflix Riverdale spinoff Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. But he did say he's working on a spinoff that is "very different from Riverdale." “We’re really excited, but we’re still early on in the process," he said, declining to give any details. ALSO: Riverdale plans a dark homage to The Breakfast Club.
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 2:50PM EDT
Riverdale won't be crossing over with Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
The CW president Mark Pedowitz said "there will be no cross connection” -- at least for now -- between Riverdale and its Netflix spinoff Sabrina, even though they share the same executive producer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.
Posted Monday 7/23/18 at 11:01PM EDT
Riverdale boss promises "a lot more high school stuff" next season
Source: The A.V. Club
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says Riverdale will focus on school a bit more in Season 3 because students will be entering their junior year, when they start thinking about college. “We’re going to try to infuse this season with a lot more high school stuff,” he says, adding: “We’re going to talk about SATs, applying to colleges, advisers, extracurriculars, etc.”
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 9:42PM EDT
Riverdale creator offers a Season 3 preview
"And so Season 3 of #Riverdale begins! Thrilled & honored to get to tell more stories w/this incredible cast & crew!" Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted on Wednesday, complete with an Archie Comics-style drawing from the season premiere's script. ALSO: Camila Mendes, a body positivity advocate, says Charles Melton called to apologize for his old fat-shaming tweets.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Riverdale creator talks about the shocking Season 2 finale and the challenges of filling a 22-episode season
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Robert Aguirre-Sacasa says going from 13 episodes in Season 1 to 22 episodes in Season 2 required shifting genres. "Without question, it's harder to fill 22 hours of television versus 13 hours of television," he says. "That's just harder to do, but we almost change genre week to week. 'This week, it's a musical. This week, it's a horror movie. This week, it's The Godfather. This week, it's a kidnapping thriller. This week, it's the Blossom gothicness.'" The idea is keeping it fresh and telling a story for a big cast of characters."
Posted Wednesday 5/02/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Netflix's Sabrina series oficially gets a title: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa announced on Twitter that the show based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book series will retain its title on Netflix. He also revealed the first official image of Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka in the title role.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Riverdale boss wanted to give the ultimate nod to Carrie with musical episode surprise
Source: TV Guide
"We thought if we were doing the musical, our musical episode was based on Carrie, it would be great to end with something that was like a nod to the prom disaster," showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says of the show's staging of Carrie: The Musical.
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 6:42PM EDT
Riverdale went with Carrie because it wanted to go dark for its first musical
Source: The New York Times
Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa picked cult classic Carrie: The Musical over Little Shop of Horrors and Sweeney Todd because its Stephen King themes held parallels to Riverdale. “It felt as though the songwriters had written songs for the same set of characters," he said.
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
Here's the first look at Netflix's Sabrina with Harvey
Executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted a photo of Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina Spellman holding hands with Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle.
Posted Monday 4/02/18 at 9:00PM EDT
Don't gets your hopes up for a Riverdale-Sabrina crossover
Although Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is the creative force behind The CW series and its Netflix offshoot based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book, "they’re two separate entities for right now," says Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater, adding of a potential crossover: "Right now, we’re not thinking about that."
Posted Tuesday 2/20/18 at 1:46PM EST
Cole Sprouse's Jughead won't sing for Riverdale's musical episode
Riverdale boss Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says neither Jughead nor Sprouse are really the musical type: “Cole and I talked about it a while ago, and I said, ‘How do you feel about musicals?’ At that time, we were going to do Little Shop of Horrors. And he basically said, ‘Listen, I never sang for Disney. It would take a lot.'”
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 3:08PM EST
The first photo from Netflix's Sabrina series is of Salem the cat
“Ladies and gentlemen, meet #Greendale’s latest resident. All hail, Salem!” tweeted Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Aguirre-Sacasa is also leading the new and still-untitled Sabrina series, based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book series.
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
Melissa Joan Hart is “indifferent” to Netflix’s Sabrina remake, but she thinks “they’re doing it in a smart way”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“People kept asking for it, and they were already doing Riverdale, so I guess it made sense,” says the former Sabrina the Teenage Witch star. “I think they’re doing it in a smart way — change it up, don’t make it the same. If you’re going to do the same show, it probably would fall on its face, but I think what they’re doing is probably the smartest way to reboot something.”
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 7:47AM EST
CW boss explains why the new Sabrina series ended up on Netflix
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The untitled adaptation based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was supposed to serve as a companion to Riverdale, penned by Riverdale boss Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. But CW president Mark Pedowitz says: “There was opportunity that Warners had that Netflix made them a two-season offer. We understood that, and I wish Roberto and everybody really well as far as that goes. We have great development in Charmed and a number of other shows, so we’ll muddle through it.”