Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina: 12 Things To Know
With TV reboots and revivals running rampant, Netflix has something up its sleeve for teen drama fans. Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is coming back to TV, but with a twist thanks to the streaming service giant. Since the massive success of Riverdale, which is derived off of the beloved Archie Comics, Netflix is creating the spinoff The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina based on the stories and characters also from the Archie Comics, but it certainly won’t be like the ABC sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart that audiences remember! The new Sabrina is described as being in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, bringing a much different Sabrina experience. Here is everything you need to know about The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina:
12. Minds Behind
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is being brought to the small screen by the same people who are behind Riverdale. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is the Riverdale showrunner and Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics, will be writing the new Sabrina series and will also be serving as producer and director. It has also been confirmed that Lee Toland Krieger who directed Riverdale‘s pilot will be doing the same for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina; meanwhile Riverdale producers Greg Berlanti, Rob Seidenglanz, Jon Goldwater and Sarah Schechter will be also be joining Aguirre-Sacasa to work on the new series as well.
Much like Riverdale isn’t like the Archie town or characters fans know from the comics, audiences shouldn’t expect the sweet family-friendly material they came to know through the original Sabrina, the Teenage Witch series which aired on ABC from 1996-2003. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina “finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit,” according to the show’s description. Meanwhile, creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa added that the series is a “dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult, and, of course, witchcraft.”