Paper Towns star Jaz Sinclair has been cast in Netflix’s currently untitled Sabrina series, which will be based on the Archie Comics graphic novel The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. She has also starred in The Vampire Series and will feature in Sylvain White’s upcoming Slender Man flick.
Sinclair will play the role of Sabrina’s “brash, empowered and outspoken” best friend at Baxter High.
An empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, Sabrina is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces of darkness that threaten our world.
Sinclair joins the cast that additionally stars Kiernan Shipka in the lead role of Sabrina Spellman. You’ll probably recognise her from A24’s spooky The Blackcoat’s Daughter, but she has also featured in Mad Men and Feud.
The series has been greenlit for 2 seasons; each with 10 episodes and has been tonally compared to The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby. Riverdale director Lee Aguirre-Sacasa will direct and executive produce the series, with Robert Aguirre-Sacasa serving as a writer and executive producer.
Words: Jessy Williams (@JessyCritical)