CW has found it’s groove with their interconnected universes. After the success of their Vampire Diaries universe, and their DC universe, now they want to replicate that success with Riverdale.
CW is currently developing an adaptation of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, an Archie comic. The show will follow Sabrina Spellman in a darker and edgier version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Casting is currently under way and here is a recent casting call for the lead:
Female, Open Ethnicity, to play 16.
Sabrina is an half-human, half-witch,empowered young woman just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Sabrina’s intelligent, compassionate, and brave to the point of recklessness.
She is fiercely loyal to her family and friends; wickedly funny and in the middle of a star-crossed romance with her classmate Harvey Kinkle.She challenges witch-doctrine at every turn. She is all that stands between us an the Forces of Darkness that threaten our world.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will be a departure from the comedic family friendly show from the 90’s. Riverdale show-runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is heading up the project, so the styling and tone of the show will very much be in line with Riverdale. The show will also be filling the void left by The Vampire Diaries and the short-lived show, The Secret Circle. Both shows delving into the supernatural, the latter being exclusively about teenage witches.
The open casting will open up the potential for a young woman of colour to be discovered. Whoever is cast in the part will certainly be very lucky, and free from the burden of matching Melissa Joan Hart’s performance as Sabrina. Since this is a completely different take on the character, it offers a lot of room for the actress to make the character her own.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is expected to air during the 2018-2019 television season.
Source: The Hashtag Show.