The Blackcoat’s Daughter (AKA February) star Kiernan Shipka has been cast in the lead role of Sabrina Spellman for Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series. 2 seasons have been ordered for the show which will feature 10-episodes each with a runtime of 1 hour per episode.
The show was originally set to be developed over at The CW, but recently moved to Netflix to sit with its companion series Riverdale. The show has been tonally compared to Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, so don’t go expecting something similar to Melissa Joan-Hart’s ‘90s Sabrina.
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.
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)