The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina TV series heading to Netflix

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Written by Riverdale showrunner and Archie Comics CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacas, the to-be-released Sabrina show isn't going to be a lighthearted romp about a high school student who happens to have magical powers. Netflix has scooped up the Sabrina reboot based on Archie Comics graphic novel The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, The Hollywood Reporter reported on Friday.

The show was initially put into development at The CW in September. The Chiling Adventures of Sabrina comic book series features brief appearances by Archie characters like Betty and Veronica, but is primarily a self-contained narrative.

An upfront commitment to make 20 episodes right out of the gate, however, would have been far less likely on The CW.

Sources say that the show is set to shoot back-to-back with the first series of episodes filming from February to June and the second from June to October.

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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina TV series heading to Netflix

Sabrina may not be coming to RIVERDALE after all.

"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" was spunoff into its own comic book series after the character played a significant role in the comic series "Afterlife with Archie". 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.

One thing is for sure: it seems, based on the description, this version of the classic character will be a total departure from the 1996 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch comedy series starring Melissa Joan Hart. According to Variety, Warner Bros. Netflix has not revealed any casting details yet nor have they announced a potential premiere date. Riverdale's season two debut grew astoundingly from its midseason series debut, becoming the first evidence of the impact SVOD deals have on network television. As we've seen, Netflix is also willing to spend plenty of money on shows - which could mean a noticeable bump up in quality for the show.

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