We learned just last month that The CW was developing a show based on the comic series “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,“ set to be an hourlong drama that would reimagine the story of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft.
It was to be a companion series to The CW’s “Riverdale,” but today brings the news that the series has left its home at The CW. Instead, per Variety, it’s now a Netflix series!
Netflix has given the untitled series a 20-episode, two season order.
“The series is described as being tonally in the vein of horror classics like Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, and will see Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the daylight world humans inhabit.”
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, chief creative officer of Archie Comics, will serve as writer and executive producer. Lee Toland Krieger, who has directed multiple episodes of “Riverdale,” will direct and executive produce. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater–all executive producers on “Riverdale”–will also executive produce. Berlanti Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. TV.