CW to debut "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina"

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From Archie Comics:

Sabrina the Teenage Witch is back – like you’ve never seen her before.

Get ready for an intense look into the world of magic and witchcraft with THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, a new one-hour dark drama/horror project based on the classic Archie Comics character. The new project is eyed to debut in The CW’s 2018-19 television season as a companion to RIVERDALE.

The new show will be written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer and RIVERDALE Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, directed by Lee Toland Krieger, and produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Brothers Studios. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter, Jon Goldwater, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lee Toland Krieger serve as executive producers.

SABRINA will draw from the critically acclaimed CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA comic book series from Archie Comics written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Robert Hack, detailing the compelling and shocking re-imagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s occult origins. This dark coming-of-age story deals with horror, the occult, and witchcraft and will see Sabrina struggle to reconcile her dual nature of being half-witch and half-mortal while protecting her family and the world from the forces of evil.

Casting and additional news on the new series will be revealed in the months to come.

Source: Archie

Commentary: Archie's horror comics have been excellent, though their slow release date is a constant source of frustration for me as a reader.  With the success of RIVERDALE, I was kind of hoping we would get to see AFTERLIFE WITH ARCHIE or SABRINA as a Halloween special.  Instead, Sabrina is getting her own series, which is even better.  Pretty soon the entire CW network is going to be comic-based shows.  I honestly, am not sure that is a bad thing at all. 

I had a huge crush on Melissa Joan Hart in SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH back in the day.  Hopefully she will appear in this series in some capacity too.