A couple of months ago, it was originally reported that The CW had a Sabrina The Teenage Witch series in the works, a spinoff from their popular Riverdale series. However, as reported today, it looks like there has been a mini shake up.
The untitled series is now being picked up by Netflix. They will be going ahead with a 20 episode, two-season order. It is not known yet whether or not the series will still held within the same universe as The CW’s Riverdale.
The TV series will be adapted from the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for the 2018-2019 television season. It isn’t surprising that they would be adapting this particular version of Sabrina as a companion series because it delves a lot deeper into the horror genre. The comic series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina delves into the dual nature of the character, forcing her to choose between embracing the witchiest parts of her self or becoming a mortal for life.
The general description of what the show will focus on is this:
The new project 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.
Season one of Riverdale is currently on Netflix. Given the success of the show’s second season, I imagine that the second season will be placed on Netflix as well.