If you were like me and spent most of your childhood/early teen years watching ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch‘ religiously (and collected the Sabrina’s Secrets magazine), then the actual idea that Sabrina Spellman being rebooted for a Netflix series stirs something deep within your soul.
We’ve already had a sneak peek into who’s playing the role of the sass-mouthed cat/warlock trapped in a feline’s figure, Salem, and now the first pics of Sabrina and her loyal and lovable boyfriend Harvey Kinkle have surfaced. Brace yourselves, they’re god damned cute.
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Ugh stop it, it’s too much and I’m going to fall in love with everyone just like ‘Riverdale‘.
With Kiernan Shipka and Ross Lynch playing the teen witch and her boyfriend, ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘ is set to be a gritty reboot of the iconic 90s show, but bringing it back further to Sabrina’s origins as a witch – finding out about her powers – and delves into darker territory including the occult and horror. Considering how well Riverdale has been for fans of Archie Comics, it’s not surprising that the natural progression is to bring Sabrina back to life through the same lens.
The show’s already signed on for two seasons and also stars Lucy Davis as Hilda Spellman, Miranda Otto as Zelda Spellman, Jaz Sinclair as Sabrina’s mate Rosalind, Chance Perdomo as Sabrina’s cousin Ambrose Spellman, and Michelle Gomez as Mary Wardell – a teacher who at some point is possessed by Madam Satan.
They’ve also reimagined my fave Principal Willard Kraft, who was known to be bumbling and a total delight, into the villainous George Hawthorne (played by Bronson Pinchot) and I don’t quite know if I’m on board with this.