Kiernan Shipka made her big return in Riverdale Season 6 as Sabrina Spellman to save the town from Percival Pickens (Chris O’Shea). After playing as the hero again, will fans see more of her in Riverdale Season 7?
The series is now gearing up for its final season. So, with the importance of Sabrina’s character, Kiernan Shipka herself feels the need to make a big appearance again in Riverdale Season 7.
Sabrina May Once Again Save the Day in Riverdale Season 7
In an interview with TV Guide, via Comicbook, the 22-year-old revealed she would be happy to return in Riverdale Season 7 and felt her character must make a comeback.
"Yeah, she has to come back. I think they're gonna need her help again," she said. "I would say [they should] lean into the chaos—no pun intended—as much as they can and work hard and have faith that it's all gonna work out, but at the end of the day, just truly probably call Sabrina again.”
The Swimming with Sharks star also wants to keep her character alive despite the cancellation of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina in 2020 after four seasons. Hence, she’s always game to reprise her role.
"For the final season of Riverdale, I told [Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa] whenever you need me, I'm there. I'm your girl," she continued. "And besides that, I think that both Roberto and I—and I don't want to put words in his mouth—but I really do think that we're both so passionate about this character and keeping her alive and well in the zeitgeist, in the universe.”
Kiernan Shipka added that Sabrina meant a lot to people, and she found it fun to share her with everyone.
“It's really fun to not only be her, but to get people excited about her. One of the joys of doing this is sharing the work, and when people love it, you want to keep doing it,” she stated. “I, certainly, and I think Roberto too want to continuously see where she could go.”
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Though she had no idea what it would look like for her iconic character, she would always be up for it.
“I don't know if it's a year from now, I don't know if it's two or three, but I'm still Sabrina,” she revealed.
Riverdale Season 7, the ‘Bittersweet’ Finale
After five years, the teen drama series’ would end, and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa teased Riverdale Season 7 would have a “bittersweet” ending.
He told TVLine the talks about the final season came when he had a conversation with the studio, The CW and CEO Mark Pedowitz.
"When we were renewed for Season 7, though we weren’t told at the time it'd be our final season, I think we were all feeling that it might be," he said. "When Mark and I talked about it… it was bittersweet. That said, we are so proud of the run we've had, and the call did come as we were working on the last episode of Season 6."
Though it may be sad news for fans, Aguirre-Sacasa assured viewers it would be all worth it.
"We were debating on what the final beats of that episode would be and torn between a very big swing and a quieter ending,” he continued. “And it definitely emboldened us to go for the big swing for Season 7. It's really exciting."
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