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Kiernan Shipka to reprise role of Sabrina Spellman for Riverdale season 6

Kiernan Shipka and Henry Cavill Attend Argentina ComicCon
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Kiernan Shipka is making a return as Sabrina Spellman in Riverdale, after Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was axed by Netflix!

Hecate has answered our prayers and is bringing back to life our favourite teen witch Sabrina Spellman! Kiernan Shipka who portrayed the iconic role on Chilling Adventures of Sabrina broke the happy news earlier today (Oct 7) on social media! 

The 21-year-old actress revealed to her 8 million Instagram followers that she’ll be officially reprising her role of Sabrina Spellman for season 6 of Riverdale. 

“From Greendale to Riverdale ? See you in season 6,” she penned online, accompanied by an image of herself sat on a Riverdale chair with “Sabrina Spellman” on the back.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series was originally developed for The CW by Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also writes the CAOS comics. However, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was eventually moved to Netflix, and fans never got to see any crossovers between the two Archie Comics series.

According to Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, there was always supposed to be a crossover between the two series in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s fifth season, however, with Netflix’s decision to end the series after season 4 many had lost hope that we would ever see it. But it now seems we’ll finally be getting the crossover we’ve all longer for! 

When does Riverdale season 6 air? 

Good news for the CW shows! Due to the covid 19 pandemic, there were several delays with Riverdale season 5, so despite the current season ending on October 6, we won’t have to wait too long for the first episode of Riverdale season 6! 

According to TV Line, Riverdale Season 6 is set to premiere on Tuesday (a new night!), Nov. 16 at 9/8c (a new time!) on The CW.