Disney Channel alum Ross Lynch has been cast as the male lead in Netflix’s “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” series.
Lynch will play Harvey Kinkle, boyfriend to Kiernan Shipka’s Sabrina. He joins a cast that also includes “Homeland’s” Miranda Otto and “Wonder Woman” actress Lucy Davis as Aunt Zelda and Aunt Hilda, respectively.
The character of Harvey is described as “the son of a coal miner, a dreamboat and a dreamer, completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart.”
Based on the Archie Comics graphic novel “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” the project was first developed at The CW as a companion series to fellow Archie-verse show “Riverdale.” The series is said to be tonally similar to “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist” and described as “a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft.”
“Riverdale” showrunner and Archie Comics chief creative Roberto 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.
A former Disney Channel star, Lynch most recently portrayed the serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer in the Marc Meyers biopic “My Friend Dahmer” and will next star in the comedy “Status Update” alongside Courtney Eaton, Olivia Holt and Gregg Sulkin.
He is repped by UTA, Management 360, Savage Agency, and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.