Archie's Sabrina Moves from The CW to Netflix with 2-Season Order

Tomas Mccoy
December 2, 2017

While most of us know Sabrina the Teenage Witch best from her long-running live action sitcom, in which she was played by Melissa Joan Hart, the character originated in Archie comics. Lee Toland Krieger will direct and executive produce with Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater.

The streaming service announced on Friday that it picked a up two season, 20-episode order based on the characters from the Archie Comics graphic novel, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Are you as excited as we are for a darker version of everyone's favorite teenage witch?

The project started as a pilot in development for The CW for next season.

The new show will be based on "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" comic, featuring a dark drama/horror tone. According to Variety, Warner Bros.

Moving Sabrina from the CW to Netflix makes sense, since Riverdale's viewership quadrupled in its second season after the first season dropped on the streaming platform. Television's Berlanti Productions, which is producing Sabrina for Netflix, has most of its scripted series airing over on The CW.

But now that Netflix has snapped up what The CW began with Sabrina, there'll be a waiting game until fans find out how much crossover, if any, Netflix has in store.

No firm date has been given for the show's premiere, but it is expected to drop sometime in 2018. The dark coming-of-age story deals with horror, the occult, and witchcraft, and sees Sabrina struggle to reconcile her dual nature of being half-witch and half-mortal while protecting her family and the world from the forces of evil. The Sabrina series could be the first of many Riverdale spin-offs, with Aguirre-Sacasa saying before the show debuted that he wanted to "expand" the world of the series.

The new series will be far from the light-hearted Sabrina the Teenage Witch that aired on ABC and The WB starting in the late 1990s. Netflix recently partnered with Millarworld to publish comics, which, in turn, gives Netflix the rights to adapt those stories into shows and movies.

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