Kiernan Shipka Has Been Cast As Sabrina In Netflix's Reboot

5 January 2018, 23:04 | Updated: 27 October 2018, 17:20

Kiernan Shipka Sabrina
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By Katie Louise Smith

Your Sabrina has arrived.

WE FINALLY HAVE OUR SABRINA! After months of speculation, endless teasing from Dove Cameron, possible rumours of Chloe Grace Moretz or Selena Gomez taking on the role... an anouncement has been made. And we bet the actress in question didn't even cross your mind.

Kiernan Shipka, who some of you may know as the iconic Sally Draper from Mad Men, has been cast as Sabrina - and it's absolutely GENIUS.

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“We’re all such huge fans of Kiernan’s work that when we started talking about who this new incarnation of Sabrina could be, her name was on everyone’s wish list,” said show-runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa of her casting. “This is a darker, more macabre version of Sabrina, and we’re incredibly excited for people to see Kiernan make this iconic character her own.”

According to Deadline, this series will see Sabrina "wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — 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.

Filming for the show, which is scheduled to air at the end of 2018, is reportedly due to start in February 2018. The show will be shot in Vancouver, which is where they also film Riverdale.

There are no currently plans for Sabrina to make a "back door" appearance in Riverdale as the show will be a stand alone production. There will, however, continue to be a few sneaky nods to Sabrina throughout the show. She does live on the other side of the river after all.

The so-far untitled Chilling Adventures of Sabrina adaptation will drop on Netflix at some point toward the end of 2018.