The B.C. screen industry is losing a production from its roster.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which stars Kiernan Shipka as the title part-human, part-witch character and has been filmed in Vancouver since March 2018, was reported on July 8 as being cancelled and will end after part four of the series is released on Netflix.
Local filming for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina finished up in February, prior to COVID-19 shutdowns beginning in the B.C. filming industry.
Unfortunately, the end of the show also means that any possible future crossovers between Sabrina and its fellow Archie Comics–based series Riverdale won’t happen on screen.
The finale for Part 3 was released on January 24. While the release of Part 4 will take place later this year, a specific date is yet to be announced.
In other Archieverse news, Riverdale spinoff Katy Keene, starring Lucy Hale, Ashleigh Murray (whose character Josie McCoy crossed over from Riverdale), Katherine LaNassa, and Julia Chan, was reported on July 2 as being cancelled on the CW after only one season but Warner Bros. will continue to seek options to continue the show on other platforms.
Meanwhile, the CW renewed Riverdale for a fifth season and is slated to premiere in 2021. The past four season have been shot in Metro Vancouver and although filming has restarted in B.C. under the province’s reopening plan, Riverdale is not yet appearing on any local production schedules. Back in March, Riverdale was one of the first productions in B.C. to be suspended after someone on set tested positive for COVID-19.