Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series in Development From ‘Riverdale’ Team
A darker, grittier version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch will soon be returning to television.
Warner Bros. Television are developing a new one-hour drama based around the character for the 2018-2019 season, Sources have learned.
The series will be based on the Archie Comics “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” series, which reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult, and witchcraft. The series is described as being tonally in the vein of horror classics like “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist,” and will see Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the daylight world humans inhabit.
This will serve as a companion series to “Riverdale,” the dark reimagining of the Archie Comics that puts Archie and the rest of his high school friends at the heart of a murder mystery.
“The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” was spun off into its own comic book series after the character played a significant role in the comic series “Afterlife with Archie.” Melissa Joan Hart previously played the character in the live-action, multi-cam series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” which aired for seven seasons. It aired on ABC for its first four, then moved to The WB (now The CW) for its final three.