Everyone seems confused about the tie-in between Netflix‘s new Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina and The CW‘s Riverdale. Including the actor who bridges the curious crossover in the first place, Moses Thiessen.
“Even people on set I talked to, they were like, ‘Oh, is this true?'” he explains to Teen Vogue. “I was like, ‘I don’t know.'” And while Thiessen’s character Ben Button coming to Sabrina quells some other crossover confusion, plenty of questions about the TV team-up remain. (Try not to read ahead if you don’t like spoilers.)
Viewers were naturally surprised when Sabrina‘s first season came with a pizza delivered by Riverdale‘s Ben, the persona magically crossing some divide. (Especially since he pushed himself off a window ledge and ended up in a coma on Riverdale.) But does that mean Chilling Adventures takes place before the events of Riverdale?
“I don’t know,” Thiessen says. “I think possibly it could be two different universes, same Ben kind of thing. But I have no idea. That would be my best guess, just because I almost kinda died in both shows, and it would be weird to die twice.”
“I think possibly it could be two different universes, same Ben kind of thing. But I have no idea.” —Moses Thiessen
Of course, Sabrina was originally intended as a Riverdale spinoff, so maybe the showrunners are just mixing it up just for fun. Still, the actor behind Ben’s recondite show relocation was in the dark leading up to filming the Sabrina scene.
“I didn’t know the shows were really connected at all,” adds Thiessen. “I was looking it up and it seemed like they weren’t. And then I got an email about shooting a scene for Sabrina. I was pretty pumped; finding out that I was the only character this season to cross over, and that was pretty sweet.”
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