Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa On Writing

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Sabrina Showrunner

This year there have been two standout shows that were reimaginings, both of which I binge-watched in a single day. Do I have a problem, or are shows just getting too good? I think it’s the shows. The first show, which I highly recommend watching is Lost in Space. Here’s our post which contains a great interview featuring the creators, Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless.

If you liked the old Sabrina: The Teenage Witch, the main characters in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina are the same, but it feels like everything else has changed. These changes are good, and the old comedy has flipped to a horror show. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa couldn’t have created a more different show. It’s amazing to me how a reimagining like this can capture the essence of the old story, but explore it in new and wonderful ways.

A fun fact about this show is that Sabrina was originally up for being the villain in season 1 of Riverdale. What a different world this would be. I always think it’s fascinating when I found out how a story originally started versus where it ends up. That leads me to Roberto. He’s otherwise most well-known for having written RiverdaleCarrie, and Super Girl.

A few questions from the interview:

You’ve previously talked about how Sabrina Spellman was originally set to join the cast of Riverdale, at the end of that show’s first season, and she would have been the antagonist on that show, as it leaned more into horror. So, how deep did you actually get into planning that, and when did you realize that she would just be more suited to her own series?”

What are you most enjoying about the Sabrina that we get to see in this series and the journey that you can take her on, now that she is in her own world?”

Did you realize just how much you’d be able to use this series as a metaphor for so many things?”

And here’s the full interview, which was written by Christina Radish at Collider‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Showrunner on Non-Binary Representation and ‘Riverdale’ Crossovers

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