Last year, Netflix announced that the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina would come to an untimely end after three successful seasons. While fans were devastated and confused as to why the popular series was ending abruptly, to assuage viewers the streaming platform promised a fourth and final season of the series to usher forth a formal goodbye. On New Years Eve, the season finally dropped, this time following Sabrina and her fight against The Void, a force strong enough to destroy the entire universe. To stop the Void, Sabrina hatches a plan. She agrees to participate in a spell that will save everyone from the Void but in the end will cost her her life. While the show has previously proven that death in this world isn’t as permanent as we think, Sabrina Spellman’s death is shown to be different, marking an end for the beloved character. Yet, Sabrina’s untimely end isn’t the only shocking death in the final season, both Father Blackwood, Sabrina Morningstar, and Nick Scratch die as well. However, unlike Father Blackwood and the two Sabrinas, Nick dies out of grief of Sabrina Spellman’s death.
Naturally, when news broke of Sabrina Spellman’s death in the final episode the internet exploded. While some heralded the choice as a bold ending for such a beloved series, others thought it was an unjust ending for Sabrina. Regardless, this may not be the last we see of Sabrina or Greendale. Back in September the show’s creator Roberto Aguirre – Sacasa shared a video of the Spellman house being torn down with this promise, “As Zelda says in Part Four: ‘There is no death for witches. Only transformation.’ The story of the witches of Greendale isn’t over,” Roberto continued. “We still have Part Four, waiting for you, with the Eldritch terrors. And after that… Well, come closer and I’ll tell you a secret…”
While Netflix has not announced any plans to develop a spin-off series, fans are more than eager to see the return of their favorite witch. Kiernan Shipka, the actress who plays Sabrina, spoke up about her character’s death in an interview with ScreenRant stating that she likes to think “Sabrina is pretty savvy and could find her way back to Greendale if she chose to.” She then continued stating that the death itself “..hit me emotionally quite a bit. It’s not an easy ending to digest.” Such a sudden death was likely a tough pill to swallow for fans of the franchise across the world, however, despite this tear-jerker finale, we can only hope that there is still a chance for Sabrina to make a return.