"Riverdale" Sabrina the Teenage Witch Spinoff Moves From The CW to Netflix

When Will The ‘Sabrina’ Spinoff Be On Netflix? The Spooky Series Can't Come Soon EnoughCBS Television

When Will The ‘Sabrina’ Spinoff Be On Netflix? The Spooky Series Can't Come Soon EnoughCBS Television

Netflix has given a yet-untitled Sabrina the Teenage Witch TV series a 20-episode, two-season, straight-to-series order.

Sabrina's acquisition sheds light on Netflix's plan for the future: comic book adaptations.

Apparently, Netflix wants to move fast on the series saying that the seasons would shoot back-to-back with the first filming from February to June and the second June to October.

Much like Josie of Pussycat fame, Sabrina has been ripe for inclusion in "Riverdale" for a while - if there's anything missing from the dark, gritty, sexy teen drama, it's a fledgling witch that is struggling to learn how to control her powers. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who serves as showrunner for Sabrina's predecessor, will write the pilot for the new show. Like Riverdale, this show's going to err on the side of spooky. Under The CW's umbrella, Riverdale has a decided head start on creating a well-established context for both tales.

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.

"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" was spunoff into its own comic book series after the character played a significant role in the comic series "Afterlife with Archie".

Netflix's Sabrina is described as "in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist and 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", according to the Hollywood Reporter.

A dark drama in the horror genre, the new Sabrina series is worlds away from the bubbly 1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch comedy series starring Melissa Joan Hart.

A lot of the same creatives that helped bring Riverdale to life will also be bringing Sabrina to the small screen as well. THR says the CW and Warner Bros. Netflix has not revealed any casting details yet nor have they announced a potential premiere date. Netflix recently partnered with Millarworld to publish comics, which, in turn, gives Netflix the rights to adapt those stories into shows and movies.

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