Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 5 was all set to feature a Riverdale crossover titled Witch Wars. Fans of the hit Netflix series were devastated to learn that the streaming platform had cancelled it. As of this writing, the series will end with season 4, which debuts later this year. Further Sabrina stories will continue to be told in comic book form, unless someone like HBO Max decides to pick up the series and give it a second chance.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed the scrapped Riverdale season 5 plan in a recent social media post. "Thank you for all the love, #sabrinanetflix fans. Part Four is our best yet, and Part Five, 'Witch War,' would've been AMAZING," he said. He then noted that the crossover event will take place on the comic pages as opposed to the small screen. Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina exist within the same universe and fans have been waiting for a true crossover ever since Sabrina debuted in 2018.

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Elements of both shows have turned up in both shows, including small Easter Eggs on the screen and behind-the-scenes pictures of both casts together.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina actor Ty Wood appeared on Riverdale as Billy Marlin, a character who was first introduced on Sabrina. For now, it doesn't look like that crossover event will ever happen, unless The CW is able to pull some major strings. Stranger things have happened over the years with shows that were cancelled, so there is a chance that the show could come back with a new home. For now, we'll just have to wait and see what happens with Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina fans set up a petition to save the show, which has amassed nearly 50,000 signatures in just over 24 hours. Fans have been starting to spread the word in an attempt to get Netflix's attention. The streaming platform also recently announced that Ozark, The Kominsky Method, and Dead to Me are all ending too, which will leave room for some new original material, though nobody can really go and set up production anywhere due to the world's current state of affairs.

Riverdale is still set to air on The CW, so fans will at the very least still have that show. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina debuted in 2018 and became a quick hit for Netflix with positive reviews from viewers and critics. While the crossover would have been a lot of fun for all parties involved, it will have to be told in the pages of a comic series instead. There is no word on when said comics will be available. In the meantime, you can check out Robert Aguirre-Sacasa's Twitter post above, which features some Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Riverdale crossover artwork.

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