December 2020 saw the series ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ ending with Sabrina Spellman dying. However, her death has left fans with many unanswered questions, what is her future? What would happen with Sabrina?
Sabrina Spellman proved to be incredibly difficult to kill by the end of season 3. She has a terrifying prowess and is the most powerful witch on Earth. However, bafflingly by the end of season 4, Sabrina Spellman dies. What happened? And will the series come back to answer the questions that remain?
- Sabrina Spellman died at the end of season 4
- Does her death make sense?
- Will Sabrina come back to answer the fan’s questions?
Behind the scenes
There was scary news on the airwaves for Sabrina fans in July 2020. The series had been cancelled suddenly by Netflix. Season 3 had shown increasing conflicts in Sabrina Spellman’s life, and season 4 showed great promise.
However, the cast and the crew were ambivalent about the cancellation. Most of them were unaware of cancellations, and the show did not finish on a good note. Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sabrina, suggested that the finale won’t be a neat tie-up as she had previously expected.
Season 4 was supposed to be the largest season of the show. The trailer showed Lovecraftian horrors coming over to Greendale for sinister means.
With Eldritch terrors in play and the most significant enemies the teenage witch had ever encountered coming to screen, people anticipated tragedy. However, season 4 left them all surprised with the sudden ending.
The success of modern interpretations of Lovecraft has been mediocre at best before 2020. However, ‘Lovecraft Country’ changed all that. It was praised highly by critics and the audience alike. The Eldritch terrors played their part in ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,’ guaranteeing that it would be successful, even if it struggled to follow the hype of ‘Lovecraft Country’.
TV production is hard, and Netflix axed a large number of shows in 2020. This was going to be the most prominent production budget that the show had yet received, and it probably played a part in its cancellation.
However, the ending has little satisfaction when it comes to being a critical favourite. Sabrina Spellman dies horribly on the operating table attempting to eliminate the Void, one of the aforementioned Eldritch terrors. The chaotic season saw her travelling into the Void and trapping it within Pandora’s box, only to have a little piece of it left attached to herself.
Sabrina fought against many Eldritch terrors, and the series ends with the main villain of the series dying as well. The story is unsatisfactory, though. Future Sabrina existence is not ruled out by the series ending, which seems to have been shoed in.
Spellman has fought against larger foes than the operating table throughout the series and has appeared victorious. It makes little sense that she would not be able to conquer being cut into. Also, Hestia herself sends a message about her impending death. Why is that? What is going on with Spellman?
Sabrina’s character ending was put together roughly. As mentioned earlier, the cast and crew were not aware of the series’s impending cancellation, so the finale was put together hastily to ensure that the series had an ending.
What does it mean for Sabrina?
Future Sabrina existence is pretty easy to picture. Sabrina Spellman could overcome death through magic or be resurrected like her Aunt Hilda has been multiple times.
She could play a more profound role in the afterlife. She was one of the reigning monarchs of hell and someone who has manipulated her way into deeper crevices of hell’s society. With Lillith, her old trusted accomplice now being the de facto ruler of hell, Sabrina Spellman, when she comes back, would always be welcome into hell.
Also, since the Eldritch terrors have been introduced, how have they changed the world? How does the magic system from them interact with the magic that existed in the world? The Elder Gods could be a terrifying addition to the shoe if they choose to continue. Shipka has often stated that she is open to more Sabrina in the future, so our eyes would be peeled for Sabrina Spellman coming to grace our screens soon.
Sabrina Spellman died in season 4, but the unanswered plot points and the unresolved questions leave the show open wide for anyone who wants to write more. Would the witch be making an appearance in ‘Riverdale’? And Sabrina can come back to her chilling adventures as a princess of hell soon too.