SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH Gets a 2-Season Order at Netflix

SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH Gets a 2-Season Order at Netflix

The series had originally been planned for the CW, but now Netflix has committed to a 20-episode season of show.

It's not surprising that Netflix would be interested in the Sabrina project.

The new, as-yet-untitled series (which we're betting will be called Sabrina for simplicity's sake), will be mostly inspired from the critically acclaimed Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book series written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Robert Hack, which gave fans an updated and modern re-imagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch's occult origins.

Due to the incredible success of Riverdale, CW has actively searched for Sabrina for some time now. Like Riverdale, this show's going to err on the side of spooky.

"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". Instead, it is envisioned as a "dark coming-of-age story", with Sabrina Spellman battling evil forces while also trying to be a normal half-human / half-witch teenager.

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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. THR says the CW and Warner Bros. The CW, which also has another female witch drama in the works, a Charmed reboot with Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman, had only committed to development. No word on when the show will arrive on Netflix, but filming is expected to begin in February 2018.

Sabrina may not be coming to RIVERDALE after all.

And, as we've seen with its ever-expanded Marvel roster, Netflix has demonstrated an aggressive tendency to acquire and grow new stories told within the same universe.

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.

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