There’s a new ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ series in the works but this is much different from the original series with Melissa Joan Hart…
‘Riverdale’ has been a smash hit for the CW and now the network is doubling down on characters from the Archic Comics universe with a new series in development focused on ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch was already part of a popular series starring Melissa Joan Hart that ran from 1996-2003 but this would be a much different take on the character.
This version being developed for the CW is based on the comic book series ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ from writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is also the creator and show runner behind ‘Riverdale’.
‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is a much darker story following Sabrina after she turns 16 as she reconciles with the duality of her life as a half-witch, half mortal. The TV series is said to be “a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist”.
Greg Berlanti and Aquirre-Sacasa will both serve as executive producers on the new ‘Sabrina’ series, which is expected to serve as a a companion show to ‘Riverdale’ although it’s unclear if the two series might ever cross paths.
The show is being developed to hopefully serve as part of the CW’s 2018-2019 season.
Considering the powers-that-be behind the new ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ series, it’s tough to see the CW passing on giving this show a shot with a long standing relationship with Berlanti, who already executive produces several series on the network including ‘Supergirl’, ‘Arrow’ and ‘The Flash’ as well as ‘Riverdale’.
If you haven’t read up on the current storylines involving ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’, check out the series ‘Afterlife with Archie’ written by Aguirre-Sacasa as well as ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ to get a better idea of what the character has been up to lately.