Netflix gives two-season order to Sabrina adaptation

Netflix gives two-season order to Sabrina adaptation

Netflix gives two-season order to Sabrina adaptation

The new project reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Originally developed at the CW, the new Sabrina show has moved to Netflix where viewers can marathon all of the episodes at once. According to the report, the show will be created by numerous same people who worked on Riverdale, with creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa writing the pilot and Lee Toland Krieger directing, just as the duo did for the previous show.

According to Deadline, "Sabrina" will have a two-season order of 20 episodes, and its exact title is still to be determined.

Due to the incredible success of Riverdale, CW has actively searched for Sabrina for some time now. The CW, which also has another female witch drama in the works, a Charmed reboot with Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman, had only committed to development.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was initially set to be a companion series to The CW's Riverdale.

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The character of Sabrina has yet to be introduced on "Riverdale", and an actress has yet to be cast.

But now that Netflix has snapped up what The CW began with Sabrina, there'll be a waiting game until fans find out how much crossover, if any, Netflix has in store. Television's Berlanti Productions, which is producing Sabrina for Netflix, has most of its scripted series airing over on The CW.

Melissa Joan Hart previously played the character in Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which ran for four seasons on ABC and then moved to The WB its final three seasons. A premiere date for the show has not been announced yet.

It's unclear how the Sabrina series will relate to Riverdale now that it will be on a different network, but it still has the same creative team behind it. Crossovers, however, would seem more unlikely now. Netflix hasn't issued any information about how the series would be rolled out, but assuming we could see the two seasons in one calendar year looks like a good bet.

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