A Cameo Leads To A Riverdale-Sabrina Crossover!
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is is the man behind both highly grossing teen mysteries. ‘Riverdale’ and ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’. Fans have obviously anticipated a crossover episode for both the shows. The only question was how and when would the Archie comic-based series will intersect each other. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was initially planned for The CW. In addition to this, the creators had promised a proper crossover on the network. Later; however, the series shifted to Netflix for its original airing, bringing the crossover plans to a halt. But, now the wait is finally over! Although Sacasa had not planned a complete overlap of both his presentations. He instead introduced a demised figure from Riverdale in his new Sabrina run.
Riverdale Meets Greendale
Besides locations or background, there is nothing similar between these two shows. The CW’s ‘Riverdale’ is set in the town of Riverdale while ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ dwells in its neighboring town of Greendale. Respecting the geographical limitations it was difficult to introduce a comprehensive crossover. But Robert is an extra-sharp of a creative. Instead of merging two entirely different plots he introduced one from his previous series into the Greendale settings. Albeit, in a cameo role.
Ben Button Enters The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina
Any guesses about who this character is? YES, it’s none other than Ben Button! Ben (Moses Thiessen) was the boy who threw himself out the hospital window in the second episode of Riverdale’s season 3.This young player of Gryphons and Gargoyles, had initially survived a lethal challenge that had eventually come out of the inauspicious game. However, he ultimately threw himself out his hospital window and died. Only to “rise up” to the Gargoyle King.
Who Was Ben Button
Ben was a signature face of Riverdale. He had appeared on all three seasons of The CW series. In the first season he was an employee of Twilight Drive-In. In season 2, he became Miss Grundy’s piano student in Greendale. And finally, in season three, he was seen playing the Gryphons and Gargoyles. Before eventually committing suicide by throwing himself out of the hospital window.
But Isn’t Ben Dead?
Viewers would have certainly welcomed this entry if they find Ben alive on his maiden show. However, they became confused with their queries instead. Ben had killed himself in Riverdale, so how did the makers demonstrate his entry in Greendale? Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa –The executive producer on both shows has not given a clear explanation for this reincarnation.
What Does Roberto Aguirre Sacasa Have To Say
While talking to ‘The Entertainment’ he stated,
“That’s a good question, and that depends. It suggests a very deep, deep mythology where time and space bend. I love that kid. I’m sad that he keeps turning up and horrible things keep happening to him.”
Fans are anxiously waiting for episode seven of ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘ to watch again the lackluster Ben Button. He will enter the show as a Pizza delivery boy, to deliver a Thanksgiving pizza to Miss Wardwell.
The executive creator further ambiguously explained this cameo entry,
“It seemed like it was pretty final, but yet there he is in Greendale. But in Greendale, everyone pops up. The dead don’t stay dead long in Greendale.”
Especially if they’re human beings.
Possible Explanation For A Human Appearance
In Riverdale season 3, Ben died shortly after Labor Day, which was in September. And Thanksgiving arrives three months after the Labor Day. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is explicitly said to take place in “This Year,”. So the only possibility that would only allow Ben to both deliver a pizza on Thanksgiving and die around Labor Day is, if Season 3 of Riverdale takes place the year after Season 1 of Sabrina, in 2019. But we do not think that this will be the case. Instead, we can expect a much more extra-terrestrially oriented explanation.