If you’ve been devastated since the final episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch on April 24th, 2003, mourn no longer. The 90’s staple is officially coming back to television, and Netflix is to thank. Originally planned to be a Riverdale spin-off on The CW, the show is instead heading to Netflix for two seasons and twenty episodes.
Riverdale fans have no fear, there’s allegedly going to be a crossover since the two universes originally stem from the world of the Archie comics. That, and Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write the pilot, with Lee Toland Krieger returning to direct the pilot as well.
The name of the series is still TBD, though since the show is officially based on the graphic novel The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Not the delicious 90’s TV show with Melissa Joan Hart, expect it to be darker than the Archie comic books, “a dark drama in the horror genre”, according to Deadline, more like the unexpectedly dark world of Riverdale. The Deadline report adds that “tonally”, it’s more like Rosemary’s Baby or the Exorcist, which I’m psyched about.
And if you’ve heard the theory that Betty’s mom in Riverdale is related to Sabrina, that’s looking a little more legitimate, isn’t it? Certainly explains why Sabrina was left out of the show when all the other sideline characters make an appearance. Josie and the Pussycats, anybody?
Honestly, I’m just hoping for a Harvey I can crush on just as hard as I did in the 90s.
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