Netflix Cancels 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'
The final eight episodes will air later this year.
This fall, Sabrina Spellman is going on her last adventure.
Netflix has pulled the plug on fan favorite The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina after just three seasons. The show, which stars Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina, was renewed in 2018 for Parts Three and Four (Seasons Three and Four). The final eight episodes will air later this year.
“Working on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has been an incredible honor from Day One,” said showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa in a statement to TVLine. “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. 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.”
Aguirre-Sacasa's Riverdale is returning to the CW for a fifth season in 2021.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, 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.
The cancellation of Sabrina comes just after Netflix informed fans that their wildly successful crime drama Ozark is coming to an end as well.