The last thing you would think of if the town of Riverdale was mentioned would be the undead, but that is what ‘Afterlife with Archie’ gave us. The success and positive reviews that the series has received is now leading to a rebooted and darker take on ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’. This sounds a lot more in line with the darker movie that was being touted a couple years back by Sony Pictures.
The series will be written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and illustrated by Robert Hack. ‘Afterlife with Archie’ artist, Francesco Francavilla, will also be providing an alternate cover for the first issue. While initially mentioned that it would be released back in March, this is the first time any solid details are surfacing.
The new series is set to take place slightly in the past and will be set during the 1960s. This is when the character’s original appearance occurred, however it won’t be the same carefree concept of the original release. This iteration is described as “a compelling, surprising, emotional story that’s perhaps scarier and more grownup than what we’ve seen before with these characters.”
While Sabrina is learning magic she is forced to keep it under wraps however it isn’t exactly by choice. The reason? If anyone learned of her secret they will suffer from “dire, deadly consequences”. What are the consequences? We don’t know yet but apparently we’ll find out by the end of the first issue. From what we understand, the theme is set in the tone of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’, ‘The Exorcist’, and ‘The Little Girl who Lives Down the Lane’.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter.