Well, this is a surprise. Greg Berlanti’s latest Archie Comics adaptation was originally developed for The CW. Somehow, Netflix got their hands on it. Not only is Sabrina The Teenage Witch heading to the streaming service, but it received a 20-episode series order which will be spread over two seasons.
Billed as a companion series to Riverdale, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a dark coming-of-age story that finds the teenage witch 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.
The spellbinding series traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft. It’s being touted as Rosemary’s Baby meets The Exorcist. This origins story is worlds away from the campy ABC sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart in the 90s.
Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is writing the story based on the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic. Lee Toland Krieger will direct.
I’m actually quite pleased it landed at Netflix. Berlanti and his team will have more creative control and I can binge-watch the entire first season on one lazy Sunday. What are your thoughts on it moving to Netflix? Weigh in below.