Get ready Riverdale fans: we just found your new favorite TV show. A new series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) is in development at The CW along with Warner Bros. Television and will be based on the Archie Comics of the same name, centering all around Sabrina Spellman. Yes, as in +Sabrina the Teenage Witch, the old throwback show. She's finally coming!!!
The series is going to be more horror-based and much darker and will see Sabrina wrestling with her dual identity as half-mortal, half-witch, "standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit," according to the official press release. UMM OKAY, that sounds super intense! Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will write the series and serve as an executive producer, along with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger. Roberto is the mastermind who created the comic book series and has brought us Riverdale along with Greg, so we know this show is coming from the best. Roberto even took to Twitter to share a first look at the possible opening scene of the pilot.
Perfect project for October as the #Riverdale family expands… And 9 days to premiere night… pic.twitter.com/Kprlxjiz5H— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) October 3, 2017
Perfect project for October as the #Riverdale family expands… And 9 days to premiere night… pic.twitter.com/Kprlxjiz5H
Let us all appreciate that Harvey is still Sabrina's boyfriend. Legendary.
The pilot hasn't been picked up to series quite yet, but the one-hour drama is being aimed for the 2018-2019 season if it does get a full-series order.
The character of Sabrina is a staple from the Archie Comics universe and there have been rumors she would be coming to Riverdale, since it was said that the character of Jason Blossom, Cheryl's twin brother who was killed by their father, had stopped on the Greendale side of Sweetwater River before he died. And Greendale is where Sabrina calls home. So perhaps if and when this series officially makes it on the network, there will be some crossover action, since it's being pegged as a spinoff/companion series to the show and The CW is known for epic crossover events with all of their superhero shows. Only makes sense to do it here too!
So who will be taking on the role of everyone's favorite witch? No actors are attached to the project yet, but there is a name that comes to mind: Dove Cameron. The actress has been vocal about how she would pretty much love to play this character, first planting the seed in our mind thanks to one little tweet.
And she already is familiar with the Riverdale cast and the character in general.
"I love Riverdale, I know the cast. They were shooting that actually as we were shooting Descendants 2 so we're all like, 'Hey guys!' They were in the same hotel. I would definitely be open to it," Dove spilled in a new interview. "I love the character of Sabrina obviously. I was a huge fan of the original Archie Comics, that's like all I read when I was little. So I'd be open to it! I don't want to let down any fans or anything like that, but if they wanted me, I would go."
She then shared a photo of Sabrina from the Archie Comics on her Instagram. "No... We Modern Witches Believe Life Should Be a Ball!" the pic read, where we see Sabrina lounging on the couch with her beloved black cat.
☎️ A post shared by ♡DOVE♡ (@dovecameron) on Sep 3, 2017 at 11:37pm PDT
A post shared by ♡DOVE♡ (@dovecameron) on Sep 3, 2017 at 11:37pm PDT
So it looks like Dove is doing a rather great job of not so overtly campaigning for the role. The verdict is still out but the fact that Dove has always been an Archie Comics fan and in this photo, she happens to look so much like Sabrina, from the hair to chilling with her cat in a cute outfit while listening to music, seems like one big sign to us.
Melissa is forever known for playing this character on the classic sitcom, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, from 1996 until 2003.
Seriously, she was the coolest. And while she'll always be Sabrina to many of us, it doesn't seem likely she'll be reprising her role in this new show, as she said to Entertainment Weekly she doesn't even have an interest in any sort of reunion for her own show.
"I think it played out. You can’t end Sabrina better than you ended it — riding off on a motorcycle with Harvey to a No Doubt song, leaving one wedding to go to another. The ending of the show was perfect," Melissa said about the show's series finale. She does have a point there, that was a great ending to the beloved show. But hey, we like to think The CW would love to her come on and guest-star so never say never, right?
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This post was originally published on Sept. 20, 2017, and has since been updated.