'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' Reboot Flies Over to Netflix With Magical 2 Season Order!
By Leanne Aguilera
In a spellbinding twist, Sabrina Spellman is headed to Netflix!
The Riverdale spinoff, formerly known as The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, has received a two season order at Netflix, ET has learned. Riverdale creator and showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa also confirmed the news on his Twitter page on Friday tweeting, "Things are about to get a lot more CHILLING! #Sabrina #Netflix."
The witchy series is based on Aguirre-Sacasa's horror comic books Chilling Adventure of Sabrina, an imprint of the Archie Comics and a darker version of the Melissa Joan Hart iteration which ran from 1996 to 2003.
Aguirre-Sacasa will pen the dark Netflix pilot, with Lee Toland Krieger on board to direct. Aguirre-Sacasa and Krieger will also serve as executive producers alongside Berlanti Prods.’ Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, and Archie Comics’ Jon Goldwater.
“If we could go back to the set tomorrow, I would do it,” Hart said.
Caroline Rhea, who played Aunt Hilda, confessed that she’s “annoyed” a new version of Sabrina is coming to TV because she's worried that the reboot's dark tone will alter the legacy of Aunt Hilda into a "psycho."
“We just wish them well,” Beth Broderick, who played Aunt Zelda, added. “Good luck. I hope it works out for them. We love the character, we love the show, we love the whole spirit of it, and I wish them well.”