A new adaptation of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” has received a straight-to-series order for two seasons and 20 episodes from Netflix, EW.com reports.
“The ‘Sabrina’ show had been in development in September at The CW as a possible companion-show to ‘Riverdale,’ as both shows are from Robert Aguirre-Sacasa and are based on characters from the Archie Comic universe,” the story reports. “Aguirre-Sacasa will still be executive producing the show now that it’s found a new home on Netflix.”
Along the lines of how “Riverdale” provided a dark twist on the “Archie” characters and settings, “Sabrina” is expected to take the format into macabre territory.
“The series will be based on the Archie Comics graphic novel “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” written by Aguirre-Sacasa, which focuses on Sabrina Spellman as a teenager in the ’60s dealing with the occult and the Hellish consequences of witchcraft,” EW reports. “Aguirre-Sacasa also wrote the comic “Afterlife with Archie,” which depicts a zombie apocalypse in the town of Riverdale.”