Riverdale fans have another series to look forward to. So far, Netflix hasn't said when the new show would debut, but shooting on the first batch of episodes is reportedly slated to begin in February, with the second season's shoot wrapping in October.
News of a Sabrina reboot first surfaced back in September, and the details were spellbinding, to say the least.
Similarly to how Riverdale plunged formerly wholesome milkshake-drinking teens into a storyline so dark it's practically Zodiac, Sabrina will take a more macabre approach to the subject material than has previously been seen on TV. Like Riverdale, this show's going to err on the side of spooky. The Chiling Adventures of Sabrina comic book series features brief appearances by Archie characters like Betty and Veronica, but is primarily a self-contained narrative.
The project started as a pilot in development for The CW for next season.
Riverdale series creator/executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is executive producing and writing the Sabrina the Teenage Witch series for Netflix. This dark coming-of-age story deals with horror, the occult, and witchcraft and finds Sabrina struggling to reconcile her dual nature (being half-witch and half-mortal) while protecting her family and the world from the forces of evil. According to Variety, Warner Bros.
A lot of the same creatives that helped bring Riverdale to life will also be bringing Sabrina to the small screen as well. Berlanti Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. TV.
One thing is for sure: it seems, based on the description, this version of the classic character will be a total departure from the 1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch comedy series starring Melissa Joan Hart. No word on if that plan has changed now that the show has jumped from The CW to Netflix.