The cast for Netflix’s upcoming “Sabrina The Teenage Witch” reboot continues to grow.
“Wonder Woman” actress Lucy Davis has been cast as Hilda Spellman, one of Sabrina’s two witch aunts, for the comic book spin-off, the streaming giant said Friday. Hilda is the more nurturing aunt, known for brewing spite jars and love potions.
Davis, who played Etta Candy in the aforementioned DCU blockbuster, is joining Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina and “The Vampire Diaries” star Jaz Sinclair as her best friend Rosalind Walker. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the first look of Salem the cat right over here.
Based on the Archie Comics graphic novel “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” the untitled series — which was first developed at The CW as a companion series to fellow Archie Comics adaptation “Riverdale” — is said to be tonally similar to “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist.” It is described as “a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft.”
The show, from Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, is executive produced by “Riverdale” showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who writes “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” comic books.
Davis’ other credits include “Shaun of the Dead” and the original British version of “The Office.” She is repped by Don Buchwald & Assoc. and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management.