The CW Is Developing A “Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina” Series

by Erik Amaya


Now we know why Sabrina Spellman hasn’t made her Riverdale debut.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and producer Greg Bernlanti are adapting Aguirre-Sacasa’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for the network. The comic book series frames the Teenage Witch in a 1960s-style monster movie universe. It features spooky houses, witch covens, swamp hags and other frightful creatures in a tone reminiscent of Hammer horror movies and low-budget drive-in movie productions.

THR’s report indicates the series will find Sabrina “wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.” It also describes the project as a “companion series” to Riverdale, suggesting the two shows may not inhabit the same universe; despite Riverdale‘s flirtation with the supernatural. As it happens, the comic book series takes place in Greendale, keeping Sabrina’s soul-searching and monster fighting a safe distance from Riverdale‘s teen mysteries and murders.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is being eyed for a Fall 2018 debut.

Erik Amaya

Host of Tread Perilously and a Film/TV Writer at and Rotten Tomatoes. A former staff writer at CBR and Bleeding Cool, and a contributing writer at Fanbase Press and Monkeys Fighting Robots. Voice of Puppet Tommy on The Room Responds. A seeker of the Seastone Chair and the owner of a Legion Flight Ring. Sorted into Gryffindor, which came as some surprise.

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