John Saavedra

Sep 21, 2017

The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina is coming to The CW in 2018, as a companion series to Riverdale…

File this under amazing news: Sabrina the Teenage Witch is getting her own series on The CW from the people who brought you the fantastic Riverdale, which is basically the world of Archie via Twin Peaks and Gossip Girl. The series is fittingly called The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, which is also the name of the best horror comic currently being published by Archie Horror. It is amazing, and if this show is anything like that spooky, dark book, this show is on the right track. 

Anyway, objectivity and all that. 

Based on Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack’s aforementioned comic, the series will tell the story of Sabrina’s occult origins. 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. No word on whether we’ll see the comic’s villain, Madam Satan, in the show, but we wouldn’t bet against it. 

Casting and additional news on the new series will be revealed in the months to come.

Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater, and Warner Bros. TV are producting. Aguirre-Sacasa, who also wrote the Riverdale pilot, will work on the pilot script for Sabrina. Riverdale alumnus Lee Toland Krieger will direct. 

The series is set for the 2018-19 season. It remains to be seen if perhaps we’ll see Sabrina a bit earlier than that. It wouldn’t be uncharacteristic for her to first show up on Riverdale for an episode or two first. After all, that’s how The CW spun The Flash out of Arrow.

We’ll certainly keep our eyes and ears peeled for a potential Halloween surprise!