The dark take on the Archie comic book series that also inspired a lighter ’90s series starring Melissa Joan Hart, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, has been cancelled.
It lasted four “parts,” rather than seasons, the third part was aired ealier this year, with the final batch of episodes still due at as-yet-revealed date later this year.
Bowed in October of 2018, the show starred Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka a half-human, half-witch joining high school. It was believed as a kind of companion series to Riverdale, which took Archie itself and made it serious (and sexy). Where the earlier screen restatement, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which ran from 1996 through 2003, was a straight-up sitcom (and even originated on ABC before moving to The WB), Shipka’s incarnation went to some dark places, including her wrestling with being the daughter of Satan.
No reason was given for the cancellation, which comes as no surprise to Netflix. They don’t release data, unless said data is (they claim) off the charts, as with Bird Box and various Adam Sandler joints. In the meantime, at least fans suddenly won’t have any future Chilling Adventures in their lives.
Part Four is still due at some time this calendar year.