Netflix’s ‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’ Will Officially Be Named… ‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’

Though most have been calling Netflix‘s upcoming Archie Comics adaptation ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ based on the dark modern comic series, Netflix had stated that it’s possible that the show would go by a different name when it premiered.  But now it’s official.  The new show is going by the name ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’.

The show was created by showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa who also wrote the original comic book series.  ‘Mad Men’ alum Kiernan Shipka stars are the legendary Teenage Witch, Sabrina Spellman.  The cast also includes former Disney star Ross Lynch as boyfriend Harvey Kinkle, who unbeknownst to him, comes from a long line of witch hunters.  ‘Wonder Woman”s Lucy Davis and ‘Lord of the Rings” Miranda Otto star as Sabrina’s aunts, Hilda and Zelda, while her cousin Ambrose will be played by newcomer Chance Perdomo.  ‘Doctor Who”s Michelle Gomez appears as Sabrina’s favorite teacher Mary Wardell who comes under the influence of the evil Father Blackwood, played by Richard CoyleBronson Pinchot portrays high school principal George Hawtorne, while Jaz Sinclair appears as Sabrina’s best friend Rosalind Walker and Tati Gabrielle plays mean girl Prudence.  The show also includes crotchety cat Salem, but it’s unknown who will provide his voice.

The new series draws influences from horror classics like ‘The Exorcist’ and ‘Rosemary’s Baby’.  It may… or may not.. exist in the same continuity as The CW’s ‘Riverdale’.  In fact, ‘Sabrina’ was conceived of as a spinoff from the popular teen drama and certain elements from ‘Riverdale”s second season hinted at the mysterious goings-on in the neighboring town of Greendale, where ‘Sabrina’ takes place.  But The CW passed on ‘Sabrina’ in order to possibly pick up a revival of ‘Charmed’.  (It is still unknown if that show will be ordered to series.)  After ‘Riverdale’ proved incredibly successful on Netflix last summer, the streaming service pounced and ordered two ten-episode seasons of ‘Sabrina’.

Netflix hasn’t announced a premiere date for the first season, but it is likely to arrive this fall, in time for the new TV season… and Halloween.  ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is currently filming.

Source: TV Line

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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