The CW is continuing their nostalgic comic book streak as the network is developing The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, a series based on the Archie comics that reimagines the origin story of the character. They are now in script development and are aiming to debut the show during the 2018-19 television season.
Sabrina the teenage witch is about to get the sexy noir CW treatment. Well, kinda. No, Sabrina isn't joining Riverdale next season alongside Betty and Veronica, as far as we know, but a companion series about her is in the works at The CW.
Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is writing the adaptation, which could potentially debut in the 2018-19 season. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter, Jon Goldwater, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lee Toland Krieger serve as executive producers.
"They're so hard to write", Aguirre-Sacasa confessed to TV Guide Magazine of the scary, supernatural comics before Riverdale launched a year ago, adding that Archie Comics publisher and CEO Jon Goldwater has "never once said, 'You can't do this'".
Many fans didn't understand how Sabrina wasn't included in the series despite having her own show on The WB in the past.
If The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is green-lit, it won't be anything like the beloved '90s series starring your fave Melissa Joan Hart. Sabrina first appeared in a 1962 issue of Archie's Madhouse. Now there's a script order for a one-hour drama series that is said to be a "dark drama" combining elements of the occult, witchcraft, and general horror themes, as Sabrina wrestles with her dual identity as both mortal and witch, and "standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit". Whom do you think would make a great Sabrina?