Kiernan Shipka will be flying in on her broomstick as she has been cast as Sabrina in the upcoming Netflix series!
The Mad Men alum has been in a few minor roles since Mad Men ended in 2015, so no doubt we’re very excited to see her grace our screens once again as Sabrina Spellman.
The series will be based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic books, written and created by Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and the series has already received a two season order from Netflix with 10 hour-long episodes per season.
“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 Aguirre-Sacasa. “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.”
The currently untitled Sabrina series was originally intended for The CW, the same network that has brought us a near endless list of amazing shows. The series imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft.
Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds 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.
Based on the Archie Comics characters and coming on the heels of the success of Riverdale, which is also based on characters from Archie Comics.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa will executive-produce the series, along with Lee Toland Krieger, Berlanti Prods.’ Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, and Archie Comics’ Jon Goldwater.