Why was Chilling Adventures of Sabrina canceled at Netflix?
According to a report from NME, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina star Ross Lynch, who plays Harvey in the series, said that there were 10 more episodes of the series planned. We already knew that from what showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted immediately after the cancellation news broke. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 5 was already in the works.
Lynch also explained that if the coronavirus pandemic had not happened Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 5 would be happening.
Likely, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was canceled because of COVID-19. And, as we have learned, it’s not the only Netflix show that has happened to. The Society and GLOW, two Netflix shows that had already been renewed, were canceled by Netflix because of the pandemic.
It also looks like I Am Not Okay With This and Teenage Bounty Hunters were similarly affected, although we don’t know how much or how little at this point.
The one thing Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Society and GLOW all have in common are the big casts and storylines that force many of the characters to be on screen together at the same time. That’s problematic for shows trying to keep the cast as socially distanced as possible.
In addition, Netflix and other studios and production companies must test cast and crew for COVID-19. Along with other on-set changes and production changes, that’s making production more expensive.
I wish Netflix would have just waited until it was safe to continue these shows, but it’s impossible to know how long these changes will last.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has more new episodes on the way. We thought the new episodes would be released in October 2020, but that’s not happening now.
Part 4, the final episodes of the series, will be released on Netflix in November or December 2020.
We’ll let you know more about the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 4 release date when we find out. Stay tuned for more information about the hit Netflix original series.