Sabrina the Teenage Witch is returning to television. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a one-hour dark drama / horror series that will air on The CW during the 2018-19 season. The show comes from Archie Comics CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. It will be directed by Lee Toland Krieger (Riverdale). Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter, Jon Goldwater, Aguirre-Sacasa, and Krieger will executive produce.
The show will be based on the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book series from Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Robert Hack, which is a darker take on the classic Archie Comics character.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch debuted in 1962. The half-witch is raised by her aunts Hilda and Zelda in Greendale, a town neighboring Riverdale. The property inspired a popular TV sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart, which ran for seven seasons starting in 1996.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is intended to be a companion to Riverdale, a subversive take on the Archie Comics universe (see “Mid-May Geek TV Round-Up: 'Supergirl' & 'Riverdale' to the CW”). Aguirre-Sacasa is also the showrunner on Riverdale. The second season of Riverdale is set to debut on October 11 (see “Archie Comics Celebrates Riverdale Day”).