Sabrina the Teenage Witch might be flying back to TV.
The CW is developing “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” an hour-long dark drama in the horror genre.
The series will reimagine the origin of the Archie Comics character Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age tale that involves witchcraft and the occult. It is envisioned as echoing the tone of such classic horror films as “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist,” with Sabrina battling evil forces while coming to terms with her identity as half-witch and half-mortal.
It is being considered for the 2018-19 TV season as a companion show to “Riverdale,” which similarly centers on dark themes surrounding Archie Comics characters.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (“Riverdale,” “Glee”) is writing and executive producing the co-production from Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. Lee Toland Krieger (“Riverdale,” “The Age of Adaline”) is directing and executive producing.
Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater are also executive producing.
Melissa Joan Hart portrayed a comedic version of the character on ABC’s “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” which signed off in May 2000 after seven seasons.