Sabrina The Teenage Witch is coming back to TV as Netflix has ordered a two-season straight-to-series run which is set to be a companion series to the popular Archie Comics series, Riverdale.
Sabrina coming back to TV is great news for fans of the original series in the nineties, but before you go grabbing yourself a Schnickers, taking a slurp of your “Hey, Over Here” and Rollerblah’ing to the couch, you might want to wait up. While we had a fantastic six-season run of the original Sabrina The Teenage Witch series back in the nineties, this new series will have a much more darker theme.
The Netflix series will be based on the The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and will be darker-themed than the lighthearted comedy which aired on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 2003. It’s set to be a coming-of-age take which dips into the world of horror, the occult, and witchcraft, and will see Sabrina struggle with living life as a half-mortal, whilst also fighting evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the moral realm.
The Sabrina series was originally put in development at The CW in September, where reports indicated that casting began almost immediately, however Netflix has come along offering The CW and Warner Bros. a pretty decent offer that neither could refuse.
Riverdale’s Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has penned the script and will produce the series along side Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
As for the cast, or whether there are any planned crossovers with Riverdale, are yet to be revealed. Fingers crossed they cast Nick Bakay somewhere in the show.