Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Kiernan Shipka To Star In Netflix’s Sabrina The Teenage Witch Series

Kiernan Shipka To Star In Netflix’s Sabrina The Teenage Witch Series
It has recently been announced Netflix has cast the lead in the upcoming untitled Sabrina the Teenage Witch series. Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) has been cast as Sabrina. This new series isn't the one we grew up watching, it'll be based on the Archie Comics graphic novel The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The show will still have many similarities to the original series. Sabrina is still an empowered young half-human, half-witch, who is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress while maintaining a social life as a sophomore at Baxter High. 

The new series will be run by the same team as CWs Riverdale. Riverdale showrunners Aguirre-Sacasa (wrote Riverdale pilot) and Lee Toland Krieger (directed Riverdale pilot) will reprise their roles on the Sabrina pilot episode. 
When discussing who would be cast as the role of Sabrina the executive producer of the series Greg Berlanti stated  “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.” Archie Comics’ CEO Jon Goldwater added: “I am thrilled that Kiernan is playing Sabrina and have no doubt that she will embody the strength, courage, and boldness that has made the character a fan favorite.”

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