The unsatisfactory Ending of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

One of my favourite TV series on Netflix’s streaming service is Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Unfortunately the series got cancelled after four season despite good ratings. Apparently more seasons of existing TV series don’t attract new customers and Netflix once again cancelled a successful program in favour of producing novel content.

Today I finally got around to watch the last two episodes. Everything was building up to a satisfying conclusion until the final minutes:

  • The carefully set up plot devices for a less bleak ending (and possible continuation of the series) simply get discarded.
  • Sabrina’s adventures come to an abrupt end.
  • An epilogue scene follows that features some very questionable messaging concerning a sensitive topic.

I can only guess that somebody decided in the last minute that the series required a very definitive conclusion.

For me personally the clearly retrofitted ending left a sour taste and severely spoiled all the good entertainment that came before. In particular because it ruins the arc of Sabrina’s emancipation. Very unsatisfying …

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