Sabrina Spellman is coming back to TV!! So far, not a lot of information about the series is out there, which makes sense considering it’s still in the early stages. But here’s what we do know:
It was initially supposed to be on The CW but was later moved to Netflix (which is great because we’ll get all the episodes at once). It is going to be handled by the same guys that brought us Riverdale, so at least we can be sure it’s in goods hands.
The first Sabrina series – Sabrina The Teenage Witch – was wildly successful, it ran for six seasons on ABC and made Melissa Joan Hart a star. Will this new Sabrina be as successful? We’ll just have to wait and see…
Also, this new series will not be a sitcom like its predecessor but instead it will be a horror-drama. And as for now, the show is officially being called, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Officially that’s almost everything about the show. More information will be coming out all through production though.
Finally, for the most important tidbit, the titular role has been cast and Kiernan Shipka is the lucky girl to nab the coveted spot.
While Dove Cameron was a fan favourite, Kiernan seems to have impressed the show’s casting directors. While still relatively an unknown, Kiernan is no stranger to the spotlight, she played Don Draper’s oldest child in Mad Men. She also played B. D. Hyman (Bette Davis’ daughter) in the Emmy Award-winning series – Feud: Bette and Joan. Not bad, huh? However, this will be Kiernan’s first starring vehicle.
Here’s what the executive producer of the show, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, said in a press release about the show:
“We’re all such huge fans of Kiernan’s work that when we started talking about who this new incarnation of Sabrina could be, her name was on everyone’s wish list… This is a darker, more macabre version of Sabrina, and we’re incredibly excited for people to see Kiernan make this iconic character her own.”
Considering how successful the comics were and how successful Riverdale is…We can be pretty sure The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will follow suit.
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