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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
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
"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
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”
“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
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.”
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 6:37PM EST
Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka cast as the new Sabrina the Teenage Witch on Netflix
The 18-year-old actress will take on the role of Sabrina Spellman in the untitled series based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic books from Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Netflix describes the new, darker Sabrina as “an empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, (who) is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces of darkness that threaten our world.”
Posted Friday 12/22/17 at 11:25PM EST
Riverdale creator: We’re getting back to basics in the second half of Season 2
“The second half of season 2 gets back to a little bit of Riverdale basics, which is focused on stories at the school, kind of getting back in deep on the relationships and the friendships,” says showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. ALSO: Aguirre-Sacasa revealed Sabrina concept art.
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 4:01PM EST
Sabrina the Teenage Witch series ends up at Netflix with a two-season order — not The CW
The untitled Riverdale off-shoot based on the The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Archie Comics graphic novel was originally intended as a companion to Riverdale on The CW. Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who serves as chief creative officer of Archie Comics, also penned the Sabrina series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the casting search to find the new Sabrina will begin anew because of the new destination.
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 11:15PM EDT
Riverdale creator: “It’ll never become a slasher movie”
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says of the Season 2 premiere: “It’ll never become a gore-fest, but there’s definitely sudden acts of shocking violence. It’s about our characters living with that constant threat and fear.” ALSO: Luke Perry reacts to the season premiere.
Posted Wednesday 9/20/17 at 2:21PM EDT
Sabrina the Teenage Witch is making a comeback as a potential companion to Riverdale
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina would offer "a dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft” — in contrast to Melissa Joan Hart’s Sabrina. The CW has enlisted Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, along with executive producer Greg Berlanti, to expand the Archie universe.