Film & TV

The Sabrina the Teenage Witch Reboot Is Officially Happening

by William Defebaugh
12.04.2017
Netflix placed a two-season order for the Riverdale companion series.

Following much speculation that The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (the Archie Comics series that Sabrina the Teenage Witch was based on) would be making its debut on the CW as a companion to Riverdale, it has just been announced that the series will be landing on Netflix after all. The streaming platform placed a 20-episode, two-season order for the yet-to-be-named show.

For those who were excited about a dark, angsty, Riverdale-ish take on the series, fear not; the show is being put together by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lee Toland Krieger, who respectively wrote and directed the Riverdale pilot. The fact that it's on Netflix instead of the CW basically just ensures that it's going to be a knockout. This choice also indicates that the series will likely harken back to the original graphic novel, which was much more macabre than the 1996–2000 series with Melissa Joan Hart on ABC (think less lovable aunts and talking cats, and more occult-based drama and suspense). 

If you're keeping up with the current season of Riverdale, Sabrina lives in Greendale, the town fans were just introduced to this season. Given that each show will be made by different production companies, don't hold your breath for any crossovers. 

One major aspect yet to be finalized is, of course, who will take on the titular role of Sabrina. There have been a few reports that Selena Gomez may make her return to wizardly television. Now that the deal with Netflix has come through, this may be more plausible, given her history with the company (she produced last year's hit series, 13 Reasons Why). 

 

The currently untitled project does not have a release date yet. 

 

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