Perhaps the original cast of ‘Charmed’ should take notes. Like ‘Charmed’,
witch which has been revived on The CW with an all-new cast, Netflix has just unleashed ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’, a dark, gothic take on the classic Archie Comics concept, which had previously been brought to life on a lighthearted sitcom in the late ’90s-early 2000s. ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ ran for seven seasons on ABC and remains a beloved favorite from that time period.
Though its star, Melissa Joan Hart, had previously seemed rather apathetic about the horror remake, she along with her costars, Caroline Rhea who played Aunt Hilda, Beth Broderick, the sitcom’s Aunt Zelda and Nate Richert, a.k.a. mortal boyfriend Harvey Kinkle filmed a video courtesy of The Independent in which they
wished “witched” the best of luck to ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ and specifically to their successors Kiernan Shipka/Sabrina, Lucy Davis/Aunt Hilda, Miranda Otto/Aunt Zelda and Ross Lynch/Harvey Kinkle. Rhea even expressed a desire to take over one of Davis’ biggest roles as Etta Candy in the ‘Wonder Woman’ film franchise. Hart also advised Shipka, that if she ever had to choose between a vacuum cleaner and a broom, to select the vacuum cleaner.
Check out this sweet passing of the torch below:
Sabrina the Teenage Witch cast send ‘best witches’ to Netflix reboot stars https://t.co/I312qj5NSI
— Independent TV (@TheIndyTV) October 26, 2018
The first 10-episode season of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ premiered on Netflix, this past Friday and has gotten mostly strong reviews. The new take bears almost no resemblance to the all-ages sitcom version but actually draws a little more literally from the source material, incorporating a number of characters and storylines from the comics.
Netflix ordered two seasons up front, and the second began filming almost as soon as the first wrapped. Expect it to arrive around this time next year.
Or if you’re in the mood for some nostalgia, ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ is available on CBS All Access, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu.