Netflix Cancels “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”

…And then there was one! The Archie-verse continues to dwindle as another Riverdale spin-off, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, has been canceled!

It wasn’t even a week ago that another Riverdale spin-off, Katy Keene, got the ax from CW.

Per The Hollywood Reporter:

announced Wednesday that Archie-verse drama The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will end when it returns later this year for “part four.”  

“Working on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has been an incredible honor from day one. The cast, beginning with Kiernan as everyone’s favorite teen witch, has been an absolute joy. I am beyond thankful to the crew, writers, editors, assistants, and everyone for pouring so much love into this dark dream of a show,” said showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. “I’m also grateful to our partners at Netflix, Warner Bros., Berlanti Television and Archie Comics for letting us tell the story we wanted to tell, the way we wanted to tell it. We can’t wait for everyone to see part four.”   

Sabrina, like Riverdale, was originally created for broadcast. Riverdale was first developed for Fox and moved to The CW, while Sabrinawas designed as a spinoff for The CW it moved to Netflix with a two-season, 20-episode order. The series moved to Netflix after Riverdale became a monster hit for The CW thanks in part to new audiences finding the show’s first season on Netflix and returning to the broadcast network for its second.  
The show was renewed in late 2018 for “parts three and four” — aka seasons three and four — as part of a 16-episode order. Sources note that Netflix splits up seasons into two parts for select shows as part of a budget-conscious approach to select programming. While Netflix, like other streamers, does not release viewership information, Sabrina’s first “part” had a favorable 80 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes (and a 90 percent among critics). After its first three parts, it now has an 84 percent rating among critics and a 69 percent with viewers. 
Sabrina is the latest Netflix series to come to an end. The streamer this month announced final seasons for hits Ozark, The Kominsky Method and Dead to Me — all of which are produced from outside studios. Sabrina is from Warner Bros. TV and super-producer Greg Berlanti. 

So in conclusion…I guess we won’t be getting a Josie and the Pussycats spin-off now???

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