A 'Riverdale' Spin-Off Based on 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' Is Coming to Netflix

The success of Riverdale brought the Archie comic series to life in a dark yet totally addictive way, and now the production team will bring another classic comic series (and beloved '90s TV show!) to the twenty-first century. Cosmopolitan reports that Netflix will create a Riverdale spin-off based on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, and I am so ready for it.

After Deadline announced that the new series has been picked up for two seasons and will air on Netflix rather than The CW, Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa hinted at the return of Sabrina on Instagram. 


Things are about to get a lot more CHILLING! @netflix @archiecomics

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Posting a seriously vintage picture from Sabrina the Teenage Witch's original comic strip, Aguirre-Sacasa wrote, "Things are about to get a lot more chilling."

His emphasis on "chilling" plays around with the show's original alleged title, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Given that the new project began its development at The CW and will continue at Netflix, Deadline says that the show is now untitled. I have my fingers crossed for that epic title to survive the network switch!

While producers have been searching for a new Sabrina since September, fans of the classic series starring Melissa Joan Hart may not find what they're hoping for in the spin-off, as the material will come more from the comic strips. According to Deadline, the show will explore the teenage witch's "dark coming-of-age story" and how she learns to deal with her magical identity while "standing against the evil forces that threaten her." So basically, if you've ever seen Riverdale, you have a sense of the project's tone. 

The shows being on different networks may prevent a crossover from happening, but here's hoping that Sabrina visits with the gang in Riverdale someday!