The stars of the original”Sabrina the Teenage Witch” are wishing the best for the cast of Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” which comes out on the streaming platform tomorrow.
Melissa Joan Hart offered some advice to Kiernan Shipka, saying “from one Sabrina to the other, if you’re ever given a choice between a broom and a vacuum, choose the vacuum,” she said with a wink in a video shared on Netflix’s See What’s Next Twitter account.
Nate Richert, who played Harvey on the ABC/WB series, also had some words of encouragement for his replacement, Ross Lynch: “I hear the new ‘Sabrina’ is scarier and pretty damn twisted. I’m rooting for you, buddy. Stay alive!”
Caroline Rhea, who played Aunt Hilda, and Beth Broderick, who played Aunt Zelda, also send best witches to their new counterparts, Lucy Davis and Melissa Otto, respectively. Absent from the video, however, is Nick Bakay’s Salem.
“From our coven to yours, best witches!” they all say at the end of the video.
“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is a decidedly darker take on the Archie Comics characters, and has been described as tonally similar to “The Exorcist” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” and as “a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft.” The new series comes from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who writes the comics of the same name and also showruns The CW series “Riverdale.”
Watch the original “Sabrina” cast’s video below.
Sabrina The Teenage Witch stars (@MelissaJoanHart @NateRichert @CarolineRhea & @BethBroderick) wanted to send their "BEST WITCHES" to the cast of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (@kiernanshipka @RossLynch @RealLucyDavis) on the eve of the show's premiere! pic.twitter.com/X7L2QwYuqC
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) October 25, 2018