Netflix picks up new Sabrina the Teenage Witch series

Netflix picks up new Sabrina the Teenage Witch series

Netflix picks up new Sabrina the Teenage Witch series

The character of Sabrina has yet to be introduced on "Riverdale", and an actress has yet to be cast.

The series' move is somewhat reminiscent to The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, originally picked up by NBC for a midseason run before Netflix stepped in with a two-season order.

Netflix is bringing Sabrina the Teenage Witch back to television, but with a "chilling" twist.

Followers know that Sabrina - a big piece of the same Archie Comics lore-verse where Riverdale resides - was kept out of The CW's series ahead of the network's September announcement that Sabrina was getting its own show.

Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the pilot script and Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti will be executive producing.

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Moving Sabrina from the CW to Netflix makes sense, since Riverdale's viewership quadrupled in its second season after the first season dropped on the streaming platform.

Move over, Melissa Joan Hart-a new Sabrina Spellman is coming to town. Netflix hasn't issued any information about how the series would be rolled out, but assuming we could see the two seasons in one calendar year looks like a good bet. T.H.R. describes it as "a dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft" that "finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit".

So uh, maybe don't expect a laugh track à la beloved sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Under the new deal, Warner Bros.

The new, as-yet-untitled series (which we're betting will be called Sabrina for simplicity's sake), will be mostly inspired from the critically acclaimed Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book series written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Robert Hack, which gave fans an updated and modern re-imagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch's occult origins. A premiere date for the overall series, along with a rollout plan for the show, has yet to be revealed by Netflix.

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