After almost 15 years, Sabrina Spellman is returning to TV…
Archie Comics’ Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina was originally rumoured to be hitting The CW as a Riverdale companion series (also inspired by Archie Comics). However, the new Sabrina will now be making its way to Netflix instead.
The streaming service certainly seems to have a lot of faith in Sabrina: it’s been given a 20-episode, two-season, straight-to-series order right off the bat.
It sounds as though the new series, which is currently untitled, will be more faithful to the Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina graphic novel series than other TV adaptations have been in the past, veering into the horror arena somewhat. The 1996-2003 sitcom Sabrina The Teenage Witch starring Melissa Joan Hart was great and everything, but it was more of its own entity loosely inspired by the graphic novels.
The new series is set to revolve around Sabrina’s origins. In the comics, the witch was born to a warlock father and a mortal mother before she was promised to Satan as an infant and was set to be placed in a coven to grow up with a group of other witches.
However, her mother didn’t want that life for her daughter and attempted to run away with her. When the escape plan inevitably failed, Sabrina was sent to Greendale (a neighbouring town to Riverdale) to live with her aunts, Hilda and Zelda.
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