Forget the golden age of television, it’s the golden age of the reboot. We’ve already seen the Will & Grace reboot hit small screens across the country, and the Queer Eye reboot grace our Netflix queques, but now people are talking about the latest and greatest (at least if you’re a 90s kid): a reboot of Sabrina on Netflix.
We know you’re as excited about the Sabrina reboot as you are for the fact that your other 90s wish just came true with the relaunch of Oreo O’s, so we’re breaking down everything we know about Sabrina on Netflix. (For the record, the series will be called The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina according to its official IMDB page.)
Sabrina on Netflix cast
The first thing on your mind has to be whether they’ll bring back the original cast for the Sabrina reboot — which would mean a huge timehop for the series — or whether they’ll opt for a different Sabrina around the same age.
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Sorry, Melissa Joan Hart fans, they’re going with the later. A brand new Sabrina Spellman has been selected for the Sabrina reboot, so you’ll be seeing a lot of Kiernan Shipka, who landed the role. You might know this actress from her role as Sally Draper on Mad Men.
Aunts Zelda and Hilda, fan favorites from the original series, will be played by Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis, respectively, in the Sabrina reboot. A couple more roles have been announced. Expect to see Michelle Gomez as Mary Wardall, Chance Perdomo as Ambrose Spellman and Jaz Sinclair as Rosalind Walker.
Sabrina on Netflix plot
Although there are no specifics about the plot of individual episodes of the reboot as of the time of publication, don’t expect the semi-charmed life that was largely uplifting like the original. The Sabrina reboot, unlike its predecessor, is based on Archie Comics characters and the graphic novel. That means it will be grittier. In their announcement, Netflix even told viewers to expect a “dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft.”
How dark is dark, exactly? The streaming service said the Sabrina reboot is “in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist.” It almost sounds like this new version of Sabrina on Netflix combines the coming-of-age part you loved from the original and all the action — and serious threats — that you also probably loved in Charmed.
You’ll see Sabrina “wrestling to reconcile her dual nature - half-witch, half-mortal - while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit,” says Netflix. Well, count us in.
Sabrina on Netflix trailer
Although there’s no official Sabrina reboot trailer released yet — check back because Metro will update this article with the video as soon as it becomes available — we do know that Netflix has ordered 20 episodes of the show. It looks like those episodes break into into two seasons, each comprised of 10 episodes of Sabrina’s chilling adventures.
Sabrina reboot release date
We don’t have an exact release date, but it looks like all 20 episodes will grace your Netflix queue sometime between 2018 and 2019. The Sabrina reboot was announced on the Netflix blog on December 1, 2017, but filming and editing a series of — did we mention? — 20 one hour-long episodes takes time. That likely puts Sabrina on Netflix in fall of 2018.