Bronson Pinchot will be giving Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) plenty of ridiculous trouble on Netflix’s upcoming Sabrina the Teenage Witch adaptation.
Deadline reports the actor will play George Hawthorne, the Puritanical principal of Greendale’s Baxter High. According to the report, “he is a constant thorn in Sabrina’s side, always trying to thwart our heroine and her friends’ escapades.” Sounds sort of like his character in The Langoliers.
Besides Pinchot and Shipka, the series will also feature Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis as Sabrina’s aunts Zelda and Hilda, Doctor Who‘s Michelle Gomez, as Sabrina’s mentor Mary Wardell, Chance Perdomo as Sabrina’s British cousin Ambrose and Jaz Sinclair as Sabrina’s best friend Rosalind Walker.
Based on the recent comic book series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the show will take a darker look at the character and her town. Greendale was teased in a couple of Riverdale episodes in late 2017 when it seemed the program would be a loose spin-off of The CW teen thriller series. Shortly thereafter, development switched to Netflix with Riverdale‘s version of the town remaining just a punchline.
While creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa posted a photo of a script referring to the series by its comic book title, Netflix and industry papers still consider the series as untitled. It is unclear if Netflix will ultimately decide to use Chilling Adventures or go with something shorter and less pulpy.
It is also unclear when the series is expected to debut, but a late 2018 or early 2019 premiere seems likely.