Netflix will bring Sabrina to their streaming service. Image source: Nerdist. Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack

It’s not Christmas yet, but Netflix have gifted us two announcements, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Stranger Things Season Three. Is it 2018 yet?

A couple of months back The CW announced they were going to expand the Riverdale universe by bringing in a new series, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Apparently, that has changed. Don’t worry, the series is still happening, via Netflix.

Netflix sent a press release out announcing they have acquired the rights to produce two seasons of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. The format of the show will be a one-hour drama, with each season being ten episodes long.

Who’s on board?

Creator and executive producer, Robert Aguirre-Sacasa is bringing his Riverdale team to the new series. Lee Toland Krieger directed four Riverdale episodes and will be an executive producer for the new Sabrina the Teenage Witch series.

Joining them are executive producers Greg Berlanti (Berlanti Productions), known for his work on Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl and Riverdale. Sarah Schechter (Warner Brothers Television) known for her work on Arrow, The Flash, and Riverdale. And, Jon Goldwater (MLJ Comics/Archie Comics) known for his work on Riverdale and Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch.

Remember when Sabrina was funny?

When someone mentions Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, the hit CBS comedy series comes to mind. For seven seasons (1996-2003) Melissa Joan Hart played Sabrina. She is joined by her two magical aunts Zelda and Hilda, and Salem, the talking cat. We watch Sabrina grow into her powers and the mischief her family got into, along with lessons we all learned on the way. The series is comical and light-hearted; don’t expect the new coming-of-age series to be the same.

Welcome to the dark side.

If the series Riverdale is any indications, you can expect the new Sabrina series to walk the same path.

In the press release from Netflix, the new series is going to draw upon Robert Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack’s comic book, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. In this series, Sabrina turns sixteen, and she finds she must choose between her destiny as a witch or her boyfriend, Harvey. She faces her family’s enemy Madam Satan, learns about her father’s history and how Salem becomes her familiar.

The new series is slated as a fantasy, horror, and drama.

The move.

Per Deadline, it is not surprising that our favourite witch moved to Netflix. Apparently, Riverdale owes its success to CW and to Netflix. The streaming service allowed the show to receive a wider viewing audience, including internationally. The downside to Sabrina being on Netflix and Riverdale on The CW is that the chances of a crossover is likely not to happen. Which is sad news, a crossover between the two shows could have been successful, just look at the DC crossovers.

Question: are you excited about the new Sabrina?

That’s not all folks!

Netflix announces, via Twitter, that our favourite supernatural series, Stranger Things will be returning for a third season. Everybody do the Dance of Joy!


What would you like to see happen in season three of Stranger Things?

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