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Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 3:08PM EST
The first photo from Netflix's Sabrina series is of Salem the cat
“Ladies and gentlemen, meet #Greendale’s latest resident. All hail, Salem!” tweeted Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Aguirre-Sacasa is also leading the new and still-untitled Sabrina series, based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book series.
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:09PM EST
Melissa Joan Hart is “indifferent” to Netflix’s Sabrina remake, but she thinks “they’re doing it in a smart way”
“People kept asking for it, and they were already doing Riverdale, so I guess it made sense,” says the former Sabrina the Teenage Witch star. “I think they’re doing it in a smart way — change it up, don’t make it the same. If you’re going to do the same show, it probably would fall on its face, but I think what they’re doing is probably the smartest way to reboot something.”
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 7:47AM EST
CW boss explains why the new Sabrina series ended up on Netflix
The untitled adaptation based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was supposed to serve as a companion to Riverdale, penned by Riverdale boss Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. But CW president Mark Pedowitz says: “There was opportunity that Warners had that Netflix made them a two-season offer. We understood that, and I wish Roberto and everybody really well as far as that goes. We have great development in Charmed and a number of other shows, so we’ll muddle through it.”
Posted Friday 1/05/18 at 6:37PM EST
Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka cast as the new Sabrina the Teenage Witch on Netflix
The 18-year-old actress will take on the role of Sabrina Spellman in the untitled series based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic books from Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Netflix describes the new, darker Sabrina as “an empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, (who) is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces of darkness that threaten our world.”
Posted Friday 12/22/17 at 11:25PM EST
Riverdale creator: We’re getting back to basics in the second half of Season 2
“The second half of season 2 gets back to a little bit of Riverdale basics, which is focused on stories at the school, kind of getting back in deep on the relationships and the friendships,” says showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. ALSO: Aguirre-Sacasa revealed Sabrina concept art.
Posted Friday 12/01/17 at 4:01PM EST
Sabrina the Teenage Witch series ends up at Netflix with a two-season order — not The CW
The untitled Riverdale off-shoot based on the The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Archie Comics graphic novel was originally intended as a companion to Riverdale on The CW. Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who serves as chief creative officer of Archie Comics, also penned the Sabrina series. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the casting search to find the new Sabrina will begin anew because of the new destination.
Posted Wednesday 10/11/17 at 11:15PM EDT
Riverdale creator: “It’ll never become a slasher movie”
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa says of the Season 2 premiere: “It’ll never become a gore-fest, but there’s definitely sudden acts of shocking violence. It’s about our characters living with that constant threat and fear.” ALSO: Luke Perry reacts to the season premiere.
Posted Wednesday 9/20/17 at 2:21PM EDT
Sabrina the Teenage Witch is making a comeback as a potential companion to Riverdale
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina would offer "a dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft” — in contrast to Melissa Joan Hart’s Sabrina. The CW has enlisted Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, along with executive producer Greg Berlanti, to expand the Archie universe.
Posted Friday 8/25/17 at 12:05PM EDT
Supergirl hangs out on the Riverdale set
Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa tweeted a photo of Melissa Benoist in her superhero outfit on the set of CW show. He wrote: “Worlds colliding!! Can a crossover be far behind??”