Much like The CW used Arrow to eventually spin-off to create a whole Arrowverse, the network is now expanding their Archie-verse(?).
Following the success and warm reception to Riverdale’s debut year, The CW, Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions are developing The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The current word is that the new show will be a one-hour drama effort.
The early synopsis for the series reads:
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina 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.
Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is on board to pen The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, with Lee Toland Krieger to direct and executive produce. At this stage, the show could arrive in time for the 2018-2019 season of television.
Previously, of course, Melissa Joan Hart famously played the titular character in the much-loved Sabrina the Teenage Witch series that ran from 1996 until 2003.
Expect more on all of this as it continues to develop. In the meantime, the second season of Riverdale is set to premiere in the US on October 11th, with an international return to follow a day later – including on Netflix here in the UK.
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