In September, TVLine broke the news about the development of a Riverdale spin-off show centered around a well-loved Archie Comics character – Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Since the confirmation, details about this show, currently titled “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” has since surfaced.
There is no denying how pop culture in 2017 has been all about nostalgia. Shows and movies feature characters that people already know and love. With the success of TV shows like Twin Peaks and Riverdale, it seems like there is no stopping this bandwagon well into the turn of the next year.
And a few weeks ago, the production of the show “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” has transferred from The CW to Netflix. Now with Netflix on board, we’re now getting some information on the main characters. It seems like this version of Sabrina is far removed from the bubbly neighborhood witch people are familiar with. According to TVLine’s report, the feature would be similar to a cross between Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist with the same campiness as Riverdale.
An article by That Hashtag Show fleshed out the Sabrina Spellman audiences would be seeing in the turn of 2018. In the breakdown, it seems like Sabrina would not necessarily be a blonde white girl. The character would also be grittier and a lot darker at least more than Melissa Joan Hart’s version of the Archie Comics staple. The show starts with Sabrina at the beginning of her training as a witch all while trying to balance her mortal day to day life.
“Sabrina’s intelligent, compassionate, and brave to the point of recklessness. She challenges witch-doctrine at every turn. She is fiercely loyal to her family and friends; wickedly funny, and in the middle of a star-crossed romance with her classmate Harvey Kinkle. Sabrina is all that stands between us and the Forces of Darkness that threaten our world.” read a part of the character’s breakdown.
Aside from the main Spellman, descriptions of the supporting characters, mostly Sabrina’s aunts, have been released. Hilda and Zelda Spellman, Sabrina’s two aunts who raised her, open two sides of the witch coin. Hilda is known to be nurturing mothering kind. Nevertheless, once crossed her more hard nature surfaces.
“Hilda is the kinder of the Spellman sisters who are raising Sabrina, though her nurturing nature belies a more ruthless side. She is a healer, a potion-maker, sweet-as-pie until you cross her or anyone she loves.”
Zelda, on the other hand, provided the sternness in Sabrina’s upbringing. She claims to be fully devoted to the Dark Lord hence never knowing love.
“Zelda is the harsher of the Spellman sisters who helped raise Sabrina, though her sternness and tough facade might be hiding a more…mothering soul.”
There is no word as to when exactly the show would premiere. Nevertheless, the production is gearing towards a 2019 – 2019 launch.