‘Riverdale’ Showrunner Reveals Kiernan Shipka Almost Played Betty Cooper Before Landing ‘CAOS’

‘Riverdale’ Showrunner Reveals Kiernan Shipka Almost Played Betty Cooper Before Landing ‘CAOS’
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Kiernan Shipka in “Riverdale?!” That was almost a reality!

While there won’t be any “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and “Riverdale” crossovers anytime soon, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is spilling all the details on how the actress behind everyone’s favorite teenage witch almost got the role of Betty Cooper!

According to Roberto, after seeing Kiernan’s past work in the hit series “Mad Men,” he considered her for Lili Reinhart‘s iconic role. And while we can’t imagine anyone else but Lili for the part, we’re so glad Kiernan was considered because it ultimately led to “CAOS!”

“When [Sabrina] moved from CW to Netflix, our casting director David Rapaport said, ‘By the way this is something Kiernan might be interested in.’ There was no script at the time, but from the second he said that, for me it was sort of like, ‘Okay she’s Sabrina. I’m writing this for Kiernan.'”

We love a happy ending, and can’t wait to see Kiernan kill it in her role when “CAOS” starts on October 26th!

 

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Kiernan recently dished on Sabrina’s relationship with her aunts in the upcoming series!

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