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‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ in Development at The CW

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Hold on to your brooms – Sabrina the Teenage Witch will soon be flying back to television. The Hollywood Reporter has announced a series based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – a darker comic book take on the Sabrina story – is in the works at The CW.

Developed in partnership with Warner Bros. Television, the potential one-hour series is a far departure from the spunky Sabrina the Teenage Witch which ran on ABC, and later the WB, from 1996-2003.

The CW’s project, described tonally as Rosemary’s Baby meets The Exorcist, reimagines the classic Archie Comics character Sabrina as a dark coming-of-age story deals with horror, the occult, and witchcraft, and will see Sabrina struggle to reconcile her dual nature of being half-witch and half-mortal while protecting her family and the world from the forces of evil.

The television adaption will be written by Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also writes the comic book series. Lee Toland-Krieger, who directed multiple episodes of Riverdale’s freshman run, is set to helm the Sabrina pilot should The CW opt to move forward with production. Joining Aguirre-Sacasa in producing roles will be Riverdale mainstays Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater.

The new project is eyed to debut in The CW’s 2018-19 television season as a companion to Riverdale. Casting and additional news on the new series will be revealed in the months to come.

Spencer Barrett
Stars are his kind of thing! Spencer Barrett joined the TV Source team as a staff writer in 2013. In 2018, he was promoted to Senior Writer, TV & Pop Culture, shaping our pop culture content. He loves all things horror, Archie Comics and Taylor Swift.

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