New Sabrina The Teenage Witch Project At Netflix Finds New Spell Caster
Netflix announced yesterday the have found their new Sabrina and she’s not going to look like the one from the 90’s and I dig it. The streaming giant has cast Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) as the star of the new series reboot and it sounds like a much darker Sabrina.
Deadline reports Shipka will play Sabrina Spellman, an empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, who is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces of darkness that threaten our world.
The Netflix series comes from the same team as Riverdale: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. TV. Aguirre-Sacasa, who penned the Riverdalepilot, and Lee Toland Krieger, who directed it, are reprising their roles on the Sabrina pilot episode. Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces with Krieger, Berlanti Prods.’ Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter as well as Archie Comics’ CEO Jon Goldwater.
I’m looking forward to a dark Sabrina. What worked as family TV in the 90’s has come a long way and this sounds like a really interesting take on the franchise. Let;s hope they leave the talking cat at home this time.