sabrina the teenage witch

Archie Comics chief creative officer and the creator of the hit series ‘Riverdale’, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has posted a picture to update fans on the progress of the upcoming adaptation ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’, based on the dark modern comics starring the longtime Archie supporting character.  The picture just shows the first page of the script for the pilot.


Present are Sabrina, who is described as being nearly 16 years-old and her hunky boyfriend Harvey, wandering in some dark woods.  (We’ve seen plenty of those on ‘Riverdale’.)  Eagle-eyed readers have figured out the contents:

[Harvey] isn’t as keen on this creepy night-time hangout spot. Soon, Sabrina reveals that she wants to visit the place where she was born: a grove, where, on her sixteenth birthday, she’ll be “reborn.” Harvey is baffled, and then the page ends.

This is clearly a big departure from the long-running ABC sitcom from the ’90s which featured Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina Spellman and Nate Richert as Harvey.  That series also starred Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, Nick Bakay, Martin Mull, Jenna Leigh Green and Soleil Moon Frye.

‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is being developed as a companion series to the more grounded ‘Riverdale’.  In addition to a script by Aguirre-Sacasa, the pilot will be directed by Lee Toland Kreiger, who helmed the ‘Riverdale’ pilot plus three additional episodes.  Aguirre-Sacasa will executive produce with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater.  Should it be picked up as a series, it should premiere as part of the 2018-19 season.

The show is  described as “the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft.”

The show should be a perfect fit for The CW, as it mixes teen drama with the supernatural.

What do you think about this direction for ‘Sabrina’?

Source: Screen Rant