"The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina": Release Date, Cast, Trailers And Everything You Need To Know

7 December 2017, 12:28

Picture: Archie Comics
Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

All the latest information about the cast, storyline, theories and trailers.

It's official! Sabrina the Teenage Witch is back at it again and this time, she's going DARK. Netflix has ordered two ten-episode seasons of the show which will be based on the Archie Comics graphic novel The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina.

Here's everything you need to know about the show, from the release date to which actress will be playing Sabrina herself...

When will The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina be released?

No release date has been set for Sabrina just the yet but we could be looking at either a mid-to-late 2018 release or an early 2019 drop.

What network will the show be on?

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will now air on Netflix. The CW, which is the same network that airs Riverdale, were previously attached to the project.

Who will play Sabrina on the show?

Rumours have been swirling about who will take on the lead role as the iconic blonde witch but as far as we know, casting is still underway.

Dove Cameron still remains the fan favourite to take over the role but her involvement with ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. could mean that she is now no longer able to play the role.

Recent rumours have suggested that Selena Gomez is one of the front-runners for the role considering she has just dyed her hair blonde. With the show now airing on exclusively on Netflix, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch considering Selena is already part of the Netflix family thanks to 13 Reasons Why.

Or, you know... they could cast someone completely unknown like they did with everyone except Cole Sprouse on Riverdale. That worked out pretty well, didn't it?


How many seasons will there be?

Thanks to the huge success of Riverdale on both The CW and on Netflix, the streaming service have already signed up for TWO SEASONS of the show.

How many episodes will there be?

There will be 10 episodes in each season, which means we're already guaranteed 20 episodes of the show so far.

What will happen in the show?

First things first, The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina will be a far cry from the cute and quirky Melissa Joan Hart series you probably obsessed over as a kid. Show-runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will be relying heavily on the dark and twisty comic book series to bring the TV show to life.

According to Deadline, this series will see Sabrina "wrestling to reconcile her dual nature ā€” half-witch, half-mortal ā€” while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit." It will be created by the same team who worked on Riverdale so you can expect there to a familiar tone - but scarier.

You can read the first page of the script right here.


Will Sabrina be on Riverdale?

So far, there are no plans to include Sabrina on Riverdale. Instead of a backdoor pilot within the show, Sabrina will be getting her OWN pilot episode. The show will not be a "spin-off" of Riverdale either, it'll be a stand alone show.

That's not to say Riverdale will stop alluding to Sabrina and making witchy references though. They still both exist in the same world. Greendale is still on the other side of Sweetwater River and characters in the show have already visited the town. As far as we know, Riverdale will remain untouched by ~magic~.

But whether or not characters from the show will crossover and interact with each other remains to be seen. The fact that Sabrina will air exclusively on Netflix, as opposed to The CW like Riverdale, might also have an effect on whether or not Sabrina will EVER appear in Riverdale at all. It's not unheard of though. So there's still hope, for those of you that want it.

Is there a trailer for Sabrina yet?

Not yet, but we'll let you know the SECOND it drops.