It’s official — the Netflix reboot of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” will share the name of the Archie Comics on which it is based: “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”
Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also happens to write the comic books, tweeted out the confirmation on Wednesday. “It’s official! “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is our title! Something wicked this way comes…” he said.
Shipka also posted an image of herself in Sabrina costume on her Instagram, with the simple caption “That’s us, ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina!!!'”
This isn’t the first glimpse we’ve had into Greendale. Aguirre-Sacasa previously shared a photo of Shipka and co-star Ross Lynch, who plays Sabrina’s boyfriend Harvey. In February, the “Riverdale” showrunner tweeted a photo of Sabrina’s talking cat, Salem.
In addition to Shipka and Lynch, the cast includes Lucy Davis as Aunt Hilda, Miranda Otto as Aunt Zelda, Michelle Gomez as Sabrina’s favorite teacher Mary Wardell, Chance Perdomo as Sabrina’s cousin Ambrose, Jaz Sinclair as Sabrina’s BFF Rosalind, Bronson Pinchot as Principal George Hawthorne. Richard Coyle will play Father Blackwood, Tati Gabrielle will play Prudence, Adeline Rudolph will play Agatha, Abigail Cowen will play Dorcas, and Justin Dobies will play Harvey’s brother.
The series is said to be tonally similar to “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist,” and is described as “a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft.”
Archie Comics chief creative Aguirre-Sacasa serves as writer and executive producer. Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter of Berlanti Productions also executive produce the Warner Bros. Television production, alongside Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and director Lee Toland Krieger.
See Shipka’s Instagram an Aguirre-Sacasa’s tweet below.
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) May 2, 2018