Netflix’s adaptation of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has found its Harvey Kinkle.
Disney Channel’s Ross Lynch has been tapped to play the human boyfriend of Kiernan Shipka‘s Sabrina. He is described as the prince charming of the dark fairytale, in line with how Harvey has been depicted in Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Harvey is unaware of Sabrina’s powers, in this iteration the stakes a bit higher as Sabrina is dealing with dark forces.
Lynch recently starred in the film “My Friend Dahmer” as notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. He previously starred in the Disney Channel series “Austin & Ally” and will appear in the comedy film “Status Update.” He is repped by UTA, Management360, Savage Agency, and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.
The one-hour drama reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult, and witchcraft. The series is described as being tonally in the vein of horror classics like “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist,” and will see Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the daylight world humans inhabit.
Netflix has ordered two seasons of the adaptation, 10 episodes each. Riverdale has proven to be a hit and Netflix is capitalizing on fast-tracking The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Riverdale‘s Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will serve as writer and executive producer. Riverdale executive producers, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater are also on board. Lee Toland Krieger will direct and executive produce, he also worked on Riverdale.