Gone are the days of crazy aunts, sassy talking cats and magical madness, 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' is coming back to TV but not how we once knew her.
Based on the comic series 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina', everyone's favourite teenage witch is heading to The CW, thanks to the team behind the hugely successful 'Riverdale' series.
Part of the 'Archie Comics' universe, Sabrina was a teenage witch who was given a reboot in 2014 to reflect a darker tone. The character most famously played by Melissa Joan Hart in seven seasons of the series 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch'.
While Melissa Joan Hart's Sabrina got up to high school hijinks, turning people into animals, casting love potions and all that quirky nonsense, the new series plans to go super dark, citing classic horror films like 'The Exorcist' and 'Rosemary's Baby' as inspirations.
Wait no longer. The first epic collection of CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA is now available in comic shops! pic.twitter.com/IVsFPU7DZm— Archie Comics (@ArchieComics) July 30, 2016
The reboot follows a half-witch, half-mortal Sabrina as she struggles between the forces of good and evil that threaten everyone around her.
There were rumours Sabrina would be joining the 'Riverdale' fray, which included classic 'Archie Comics' characters like Archie, Betty, Jughead, Veronica and Josie and the Pussycats.
In the show's finale eagle eyed fans noticed Skeet Ulrich's character FP Jones reading a comic, which was later revealed to be an issue of 'Chilling Adventures in Sorcery', originally published in '72, the series was an anthology of horror stories narrated by the teenage witch herself.
One of the 'Riverdale' showrunners, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, told 'E! News' that they picked the comic book "for a very particular reason," which many took to mean Sabrina might join the 'Riverdale' roster, but now it all makes sense!
Aguirre-Sacasa is no stranger to the world of Sabrina, as he was part of the creative team behind the comic series that saw Sabrina take a darker tone.
Still, if we're talking about horror Sabrina, we need to talk about that time she became addicted to pancakes.Suggest a correction