Horror-inspired Riverdale spinoff, Sabrina, is coming to Netflix

  • Horror-inspired Riverdale spinoff, Sabrina, is coming to Netflix

Horror-inspired Riverdale spinoff, Sabrina, is coming to Netflix

The new show will be written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer and Riverdale Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, directed by Lee Toland Krieger, and produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Brothers Studios. Well, it all started with the comic that Chilling Adventures spun out of, Afterlife with Archie, a title that spoofed the company's long-running Life with Archie series. Two seasons of Sabrina are happening at minimum - THR reports it's a "straight-to-series" order.

Netflix has picked up a show based on the character of Sabrina the teenage witch - but don't expect it to bear much resemblance to "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch".

A planned spinoff of The CW's "Riverdale" centered on Sabrina the teenage witch has received a 20-episode, two-season order from Netflix. Now, that desire has become a reality, and Sabrina is coming to Netflix.

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Due to the incredible success of Riverdale, CW has actively searched for Sabrina for some time now.

Friday's announcement from Archie Comics detailed the series as a new take on the character's origin, which sounds like a far cry from the comedy sitcom that starred Melissa Joan Hart from 1996 to 2003. No word on whether we'll see the comic's villain, Madam Satan, in the show, but we wouldn't bet against it. T.H.R. describes it as "a dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft" that "finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit". "Probably more people watched it on Netflix thinking it was a Netflix show", Rick Haskins, CW's executive vice president of marketing and digital platforms, said in October. It's worth noting that Netflix already holds the streaming rights to Riverdale, and that the first show's ratings jump in Season 2 can largely be attributed to new fans discovering it on Netflix before its sophomore outing began on regular TV this fall.