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The CW’s ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Horror Series Moves to Netflix!

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.




  • Kyle Ord

    Omg yes

  • Jaimie

    hope this means it’s profanity-leaden and bloody

  • Khy

    Great choice! If Riverdale moves exclusively to Netflix too I wouldn’t be surprised

  • zombie84_41

    Yay this is even better now it can be a tad more adult themed then that on CW

    • karl

      I was kind of hoping they do a proper cross over with Riverdale that shows is begging to go full crazy and i felt Sabrina was the perfect excuse.

      • RKitty01

        me too especially after the last episode

      • zombie84_41

        i hear riverdale is nuts i gotta check it

        • karl

          It’s very ridiculous it’s great in a guilty pleasure way

          • zombie84_41

            sweet man gotta check it

  • pablitonizer

    I love “Sabrina” with all my heart but the subtitle “the teenage witch” kindda loses a bit of horror in my opinion

    • Necro

      Took the words right out of my mouth! You seriously did! Those three words in quotations just kind of makes you do a double take.

    • Grimphantom

      pffft like Archie sounds like something to be scared lol, They might change it as just Sabrina or Netflix’s Sabrina

    • Jeffrey Oak

      It’s called the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and you should check out the comic. No glittery fairy tale bullshit.

  • Necro

    I like the sound of this, but we’ll see. Now that Netflix picked it up.

  • Grimphantom

    I don’t complain and gives me more reason to pay for my Netflix subscription. This and 12 Forever.

  • MeeGhoulz

    But Salem will still co star, right? I often wonder how they managed to make him look so realistic…

    • Saturn

      They used a real Witch’s Familiar.

      • J Jett

        LOL. 🙂

      • MeeGhoulz

        Schaech is so great in every role he takes! …wonder if he will ever become US president IRL, I mean…

        • Saturn

          We can only pray that he does – I believe he is probably the one man alive who can solve the Israeli/Palestinian problem, who can bring peace between the US and North Korea, and who can cure all disease and bring about the end of famine and hunger.
          Thank you God for giving us the gift of Johnathon Schaech.
          Now, if only he can find time to do these great deeds in-between shooting his legendary horror classics.
          Some say that perhaps he should retire from the movies to solve those problems, but I genuinely believe that he can achieve all those things listed,and more, while still making great entertainment for the masses.
          The guy is a living legend – who could, if he chose, wreck you.

          • MeeGhoulz

            And of course, he will eventually direct his own movies, no, ALL MOVIES!

  • Jeffrey Oak

    Woohoo! Perfect! The series is really dark and gorey and now they don’t have to tone the material down. My family is of mixed latin and black descent and I have no problem with Sabrina being a blondie. I really hope they keep her that way.

  • Elizabeth

    Awesome. I was wondering how much they were going to have to clean it up to be on the CW. The comic is super dark.

  • Bart Crowe

    Riverdale is my guilty pleasure so I’m down for some Sabrina or maybe a series based on that comic series where Jughead was a timecop.

  • REC03

    I love me some Riverdale with it’s over the top craziness so i am down for this show for sure. Really would love for zombies to eventually invade Riverdale like in the comics but i doubt it would happen.

  • Lancome

    Just to be clear. CW did not pass on it. Netflix went directly to WB. WB got an offer they can’t refuse. Also WB got full ownership of it on Netflix unlike if had been on CW. Riverdale is a co-prod of WB with CBS. Had Sabrina been on CW, it would’ve been the same.

  • Lord Trigon

    I hope to read the comic soon, I hear it’s fantastic. 🙂

    (Even if it does sound like they turned her into a Raven copy… I mean, does she also wear a hood now and have a shitload of angst?)

    But anyway I’ll find out soon enough, maybe it’s also time to check out Riverdale too?

    • MeeGhoulz

      Your avatar is great! A friend just told me they are gonna make a New Titans series, and we were talking about how great that Raven story when Trigon invades Earth was… and I relucted watching Riverdale as well, now I must admit, it’s totally different from any teen focused series (well maybe not far from Hemlock Grove)! Really liking it.

      • Lord Trigon

        Thanks! When you use Trigon as an avatar, people seem to assume you must be a total asshole – I had to soften him up a bit lol.

        Yes DC is making a live action Titans show, they just released the first image of Brenton Thwaites’ Robin (actually really impressive costume you should look it up). Very hyped for it, I’ve been following its progress and the first season will likely be centered around Raven and Trigon.

        I also haven’t seen Hemlock Grove unfortunately. >.>

  • Kafka

    Riverdale is awful. Terrible acting and writing

  • J Jett

    i love RIVERDALE and am looking forward to SABRINA (i never thought i’d ever say that!).

  • Maxime C

    I don’t watch Riverdale.
    But I’m excited for Sabrina.

  • Demetra

    Riverdale is garbage. But I’m excited for this Sabrina!

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