With Netflix’s upcoming Sabrina series continuing to flesh out its core cast, the series has moved to bring in none other than Lucy Davis.
As per Deadline, Davis – best known to genre fans for the likes of Shaun of the Dead, Wonder Woman, and, of course, The Office – will be playing Sabrina’s Aunt Hilda in the show. For those familiar with the Melissa Joan Hart-starring Sabrina the Teenage Witch series of the ‘90s, you’ll remember Hilda as being played by Caroline Rhea.
Already on board for this to-be-titled Sabrina show are Kiernan Shipka as the titular teenage witch, Jaz Sinclair as her bestest bud Rosalind, Chance Perdomo as warlock cousin Ambrose Spellman, and Michelle Gomez as Madam Satan.
To be based on the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book, the current blurb on the upcoming series reads:
Sabrina is based on the comic book Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature – half-witch, half-mortal – while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.
Expect more on this new show as we get it.