Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (TV series)

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina logo.jpg
Genre
Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Based on
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
by
  • Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
  • Robert Hack
Starring
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production location(s) Vancouver, British Columbia
Production company(s)
Distributor Netflix
Release
Original network Netflix

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is an upcoming American supernatural television series based on the comic book series of the same name. The series was created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and is being developed for Netflix by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions. Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater, and Lee Toland Krieger serve as executive producers on the series.

The series is centered on the Archie Comics character Sabrina Spellman, portrayed by Kiernan Shipka, and also stars Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Richard Coyle, Ross Lynch, and Tati Gabrielle. Originally in development during September 2017 at The CW, the series was intended to be a companion series to The CW series Riverdale; however, in December 2017, the project was moved to Netflix with a straight-to-series order, consisting of two seasons. Filming takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia, where both seasons will be shot back-to-back. The first season is set to be released on October 26, 2018.

Premise[edit]

Sabrina Spellman must reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.[1]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina Spellman: A half-human, half-witch teenager attending Baxter High, who is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, while trying to maintain a normal life.[1]
  • Jaz Sinclair as Rosalind Walker: The brash, empowered and outspoken daughter of Greendale's minister and Sabrina's best friend.[2]
  • Michelle Gomez as Mary Wardell / Madam Satan: Sabrina's favorite teacher and mentor at Baxter High, who becomes possessed by the devil's handmaiden to become Madam Satan, a cunning manipulator.[3]
  • Chance Perdomo as Ambrose Spellman: Sabrina's pansexual witch cousin from England, who is her partner in crime, but is forbidden from leaving the Spellman home after being placed under house arrest by the Witches Council.[3]
  • Lucy Davis as Hilda Spellman: One of Sabrina's two witch aunts, who has a motherly nature and warm sense of humor, and is skilled at brewing potions.[4]
  • Miranda Otto as Zelda Spellman: One of Sabrina's two witch aunts, who is sterner than Hilda and very protective of Sabrina. She is also a member of the Church of Night, devout to the Dark Lord.[5]
  • Richard Coyle as Father Blackwood: The High Priest of the Church of Night and Dean of the Academy of the Unseen Arts, who gets into conflict with Sabrina.[6]
  • Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle: Sabrina's charming, dreamy boyfriend who is the son of a coal miner and unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart.[7]
  • Tati Gabrielle as Prudence: A student at the Academy of the Unseen Arts, with a personal grudge against Sabrina. She is the leader of a trio of witches, the Weird Sisters.[8]

Salem Saberhagen will appear in the series, who in the comics is a former witch sentenced by the Witches Council to spend an indefinite amount of time as a cat that lives with Sabrina and her family.[9]

Recurring[edit]

  • Bronson Pinchot as George Hawthorne: Baxter High's villainous, puritanical principal, who does not get along with Sabrina.[10]
  • Adeline Rudolph as Agatha: A student at the Academy of the Unseen Arts who is one of the Weird Sisters.[11]
  • Abigail Cowen as Dorcas: A student at the Academy of the Unseen Arts who is one of the Weird Sisters.[11]
  • Justin Dobies as Tommy Kinkle: Harvey's nurturing and protective older brother who works in the Greendale mines so that Harvey can stay in school.[12]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release dateProd.
code
1"Chapter One: October Country"[13]Lee Toland KriegerRoberto Aguirre-SacasaOctober 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)[14]TBA

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

In September 2017, it was reported that a live-action television series based on the comic book Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was being developed for The CW by Warner Bros. Television and Berlanti Productions, with a planned release in the 2018–19 television season. The series would be a companion series to Riverdale. Lee Toland Krieger would direct the pilot, which would be written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. Both are executive producers along with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater.[15] In December 2017, the project had moved to Netflix under a yet-to-be-announced new title. Two seasons, comprising ten episodes each, have been ordered by the streaming service.[16] CW President Mark Pedowitz stated that Netflix's ability to offer a two-season commitment enticed Warner Bros. Television to move the series to the streaming service.[17] In early May 2018, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was officially confirmed as the series' title.[18] The series was inspired by "slow-burn horror" films such as The Exorcist, Rosemary's Baby, and other "great satanic horror movies from the 1960s and 1970s".[19]

Casting[edit]

In January 2018, Kiernan Shipka was cast as Sabrina Spellman.[1] Shipka was Aguirre-Sacasa's first choice for the role.[19] The next month, Jaz Sinclair was cast as Rosalind Walker,[2] along with Michelle Gomez as Mary Wardell / Madam Satan, Chance Perdomo as Ambrose Spellman,[3] Lucy Davis as Hilda Spellman,[4] Miranda Otto as Zelda Spellman,[5] and Richard Coyle as Father Blackwood.[6] In March 2018, Ross Lynch joined the cast as Harvey Kinkle,[7] while Tati Gabrielle was cast as Prudence.[8]

In early March 2018, Bronson Pinchot, Adeline Rudolph, and Abigail Cowen, were cast in the recurring roles of George Hawthorne, Agatha, and Dorcas, respectively.[10][11]

Filming[edit]

Filming for first season began on March 19, 2018, just as filming of the second season of Riverdale concludes, which will allow the same crew members to work on both series.[20] Both seasons will film back-to-back,[21] with filming scheduled to last until December 5, 2018.[22] Filming had been expected to begin in February 2018 and last until June 2018.[21]

Connection to Riverdale[edit]

The series was originally conceived as a companion series to Riverdale when it was in development for The CW; however, after the series was moved to Netflix, it was unclear if any connection would remain. In January 2018, CW president Mark Pedowitz noted that, "at the moment, there is no discussion about crossing over."[17] In March 2018, Jon Goldwater confirmed that the two series were "two separate entities for right now" but "would love it if they could figure out a way to cross over." Goldwater also felt there was a possibility for the characters to appear on future episodes of Riverdale, since Greendale had already been mentioned as existing on that series.[23]

Release[edit]

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will be released worldwide on Netflix on October 26, 2018.[14] The same day, the first two episodes will have a special screening at the 2018 Paris Comic-Con.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Goldberg, Lesley (January 5, 2018). "Kiernan Shipka to Star as Sabrina in Netflix 'Riverdale' Spinoff". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 5, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (February 5, 2018). "'Riverdale' Spinoff Casts Sabrina's Best Friend (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 5, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (February 15, 2018). "Michelle Gomez & Chance Perdomo Join Netflix's Sabrina The Teenage Witch Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 15, 2018. 
  4. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (February 16, 2018). "Netflix's Sabrina The Teenage Witch Series Casts Lucy Davis As Aunt Hilda". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 18, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b Otterson, Joe (February 20, 2018). "Netflix's 'Sabrina' Series Casts 'Lord of the Rings' Alum Miranda Otto". Variety. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
  6. ^ a b Petski, Denise (February 22, 2018). "Netflix's Sabrina Series Casts Richard Coyle As Father Blackwood". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  7. ^ a b Petski, Denise (March 14, 2018). "Ross Lynch To Star As Harvey Kinkle In Netflix's Sabrina Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 14, 2018. 
  8. ^ a b Petski, Denise (March 15, 2018). "Tati Gabrielle To Play Prudence In Netflix's Sabrina Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 15, 2018. 
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (February 9, 2018). "Sabrina The Teenage Witch Series: Meet Netflix's New Salem". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 9, 2018. 
  10. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (March 8, 2018). "Netflix's 'Riverdale' Companion 'Sabrina' Enlists Bronson Pinchot". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 8, 2018. 
  11. ^ a b c Goldberg, Lesley (March 15, 2018). "Netflix's 'Sabrina' Series: All the Details (So Far) About the 'Riverdale' Offshoot". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 15, 2018. 
  12. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 15, 2018). "Netflix's 'Sabrina' Series: All the Details (So Far) About the 'Riverdale' Offshoot". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 15, 2018. 
  13. ^ Archie Comics [@ArchieComics] (January 24, 2018). "💀🔮💀🔮💀@netflix" (Tweet). Retrieved January 24, 2018 – via Twitter. 
  14. ^ a b Bell, Amanda (July 29, 2018). "Spooky Riverdale Spinoff The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Finally Has a Release Date". TV Guide. Archived from the original on July 29, 2018. Retrieved July 29, 2018. 
  15. ^ Stanhope, Kate (September 20, 2017). "'Riverdale' Companion Series 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' In the Works at The CW". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 20, 2017. 
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (December 1, 2017). "Sabrina The Teenage Witch Series Picked Up By Netflix With 2-Season Order". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 1, 2017. 
  17. ^ a b Abrams, Natalie (January 7, 2018). "Why the Sabrina the Teenage Witch series went to Netflix over the CW". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 9, 2018. 
  18. ^ Lawrence, Derek (May 2, 2018). "Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot gets title — and first official look at its adorable star". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 3, 2018. 
  19. ^ a b Highfill, Samantha (September 13, 2018). "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina cast previews a darker show than you might expect". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 14, 2018. 
  20. ^ Brown, Scott (February 22, 2018). "Hollywood North: Magical time for Vancouver TV production". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved February 22, 2018. 
  21. ^ a b Goldberg, Leslie (December 1, 2017). "'Riverdale' Offshoot 'Sabrina' Moves to Netflix With 2-Season Order". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 26, 2018. 
  22. ^ Takeuchi, Craig (February 5, 2018). "Filming in Vancouver: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Salvation, Trial and Error, Valley of the Boom". Inside Vancouver. Retrieved March 5, 2018. 
  23. ^ Nemetz, Dave; Gelman, Vlada (April 2, 2018). "Riverdale EP Shoots Down Talk of a Sabrina Crossover: 'Right Now, We're Not Thinking About That'". TVLine. Retrieved April 3, 2018. 
  24. ^ De Freitas, Delphine (September 13, 2018). "Shannen Doherty, Sabrina chez Netflix et Nicky Larson : ce qu'il ne faudra pas manquer au Comic Con Paris". La Chaîne Info (in French). Retrieved September 13, 2018. 

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