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The Reason Michelle Gomez Doesn't Consider Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Canceled

On December 31, 2020, the Netflix hit series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will meet its end with the release of the show's fourth and final season. Netflix announced back in July that the show would be ending – the same fate many other hit series on the streamer received, including the previously renewed shows GLOW and The Society. 

Starring Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina Spellman, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina follows the young half-witch, half-human teenage girl as she navigates the troubles of normal high school drama alongside the fight for power in the magical world. The character is well-known for the previous iteration in the teen comedy series Sabrina the Teenage Witch, starring Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina. Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who developed the CW hit series Riverdale, the series also features Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Lachlan Watson, and Scottish actress Michelle Gomez, among others.

After finishing up Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Gomez is now starring alongside Kaley Cuoco in The Flight Attendant. In a recent interview with Digital Spy about her new role, the actress also touched on the surprise ending of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and why she doesn't see the show's upcoming final season as a cancellation.

Michelle Gomez believes Chilling Adventures of Sabrina fulfilled the cast's expectations

In the Netflix series, Gomez plays Ms. Wardwell, a teacher at Sabrina's human high school, Baxter High. Ms. Wardwell is also known as Lilith ... who's also known as Madam Satan. She assists Sabrina in fighting against the Dark Lord and his patriarchal system of power. 

Gomez, whom many may also recognize as Missy from Doctor Who, shared with Digital Spy that the cast and crew of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina "don't feel like we were cancelled." Going into detail, Gomez pointed out, "We did four seasons, and apparently, Netflix only ever does two." (She's not wrong — the streamer has a history of canceling series after only two seasons.)

She added that instead of lamenting the possibilities of future seasons or what they might've missed out on, the cast "felt like we'd met our criteria"  and fulfilled their own expectations of what the show was supposed to be. Gomez also explained that the pandemic and the subsequent lockdown in March 2020 put in the cast and crew's minds the possibility that the show was "going to have to go dark." Elaborating, Gomez explained that "it takes a lot of energy and money and effort to get something like that back up on its feet again." 

No matter the reasoning for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ending, Gomez and the rest of the cast are clearly proud of all the show has accomplished throughout its run.