Archie fans, it’s time to get excited! Hot off the success of Riverdale, Archie Comics and The CW are bringing another one of their beloved properties to the small screen; Sabrina The Teenage Witch!
Comic fans have been enjoying a new version of Sabrina in the current Archie Horror title The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (check out my review of the most recent issue here. You can also listen to me ramble on about the title in general on an episode of the MFR Comics Show Podcast.) It really is a fantastic comic/property and unlike anything on the stands.
The new show will be written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer and RIVERDALE Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, directed by Lee Toland Krieger and produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Brothers Studios. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter, Jon Goldwater, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lee Toland Krieger serve as executive producers.
According to Archie Comics:
Sabrina will draw from the critically acclaimed ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ comic book series from Archie Comics written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Robert Hack, detailing the compelling and shocking re-imagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s occult origins. This dark coming-of-age story deals with horror, the occult, and witchcraft and will see Sabrina struggle to reconcile her dual nature of being half-witch and half-mortal while protecting her family and the world from the forces of evil.
Casting and additional news on the new series will be revealed in the months to come, and you can stay tuned to Monkeys Fighting Robots for all that!
What do you guys think? Personally, this is awesome news and gives me hope of something along the lines of another Buffy The Vampire Slayer because that potential IS there. Comment and discuss below!