Ross Lynch
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Two former Disney kids have been linked to Netflix’s upcoming ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’.  First ‘Descendants’ and ‘Liv and Maddie’ star Dove Cameron posted a picture of the comic book Sabrina, seemingly to indicate her interest in playing the lead.  Then rumors swirled that Selena Gomez was either in the running or had landed the same role, but she quickly refuted that.  But at long last, a Disney star has landed a role on the series– Ross Lynch.

Lynch will play Sabrina’s boyfriend Harvey Kinkle, a seemingly ordinary human who is described as “the prince charming of this dark fairy tale,” as well as “the son of a coal miner, a dreamboat and a dreamer, completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart.”  It was previously revealed that Harvey is descended from a long line of witch hunters, a fact that would certainly seem to complicate his relationship with Sabrina, a half-human, half-witch who is just coming to grips with her magical abilities.  This witch/witch hunter romance certainly gives things a ‘Romeo & Juliet’ spin.

Lynch spent four seasons playing Austin Moon on the Disney sitcom ‘Austin & Ally’ from 2011-2016 and also headlined the TV films ‘Teen Beach Movie’ and its sequel ‘Teen Beach 2’.  He has since taken on a more adult role as Jeffrey Dahmer in last year’s film festival favorite ‘My Friend Dahmer’.  His next movie, ‘Status Update’ opens in theaters on March 30.  He has also had a second career as a singer and musician both solo and with his siblings in the band R5.

Ross joins Kiernan Shipka who plays the lead character Sabrina Spellman, as well as Richard Coyle (Father Blackwood), Lucy Davis (Hilda Spellman), Michelle Gomez(Mary Wardell), Miranda Otto, (Zelda Spellman), Chance Perdomo (Ambrose Spellman), and Jaz Sinclair (Rosalind Walker).  Bronson Pinchot has the recurring role as Baxter High’s Principal George Hawthorne.

Netflix ordered two 10-episode seasons of ‘Sabrina’ last year.  The show is currently in production, but no release date has been announced for the first season.

Source: Entertainment Weekly