Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a supernatural horror drama on Netflix, based on the comic series of the same name created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa in 2014. The series is centered around teenage witch and notable Archie Comics character, Sabrina Spellman. Despite the fact that the adaptation was initially planned to be developed on The CW, the series was eventually picked up by Netflix, which ordered two parts of 10 episodes each.
The series is set to be a spin-off of the CW's Riverdale, a series based in the same universe, that centers around a group of teenagers (Archie Andrews, Jughead Jones, Betty Cooper, and Veronica Lodge) living in a town of the same name. On September 20, 2017, the network announced that the spin-off series is in development, with it being eyed as a companion series to Riverdale for the 2018–19 season.
"The hourlong drama reimagines the story of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft, naturally. The new iteration is described as in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist and finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit."
- Sabrina Spellman: Female, Open ethnicity, legal 18 or 18+ to play 16. Sabrina is an empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, struggling to reconcile her dual natures. She is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain some semblance of a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Sabrina's intelligent, compassionate, and brave to the point of recklessness. She challenges witch-doctrine at every turn. She is fiercely loyal to her family and friends; wickedly funny; and in the middle of a star-crossed romance with her classmate Harvey Kinkle. Sabrina is all that stands between us and the Forces of Darkness that threaten our world. SERIES LEAD.
- Hilda Spellman: Female, late 30s to early 40s, All Ethnicities. Hilda is the kinder of the Spellman sisters who are raising Sabrina, though her nurturing nature belies a more ruthless side. She is a healer, a potion-maker, sweet-as-pie until you cross her or anyone she loves. Operating the local funeral home, the sisters hide their witchery from the world while teaching Sabrina spells and incantations at home...ASP SERIES REGULAR
- Zelda Spellman: Female, late 30s to early 40s, All Ethnicities. Zelda is the harsher of the Spellman sisters who helped raise Sabrina, though her sternness and tough facade might be hiding a more...mothering soul. Unlike Hilda, Zelda claims that she has never known love—her devotion to the Dark Lord is all-consuming—which is why people looking for a love-potion go to Hilda; those looking to make a spite-jar go to Zelda...ASP SERIES REGULAR
- Ambrose Spellman: Male, early 20s, African American or East Indian, British. Ambrose is Sabrina's “cousin” and a necromancer. He is witty, puckish, pan-sexual—and loves being a witch. Trapped in the funeral home due to a binding spell, Ambrose lives in the mortuary's attic and acts as one of Sabrina's partners in crime...10/13 SERIES REGULAR
- Harvey Kinkle: Male, Legal 18 or 18+ to play high school, All Ethnicities. Sabrina's boyfriend, the Prince Charming of this dark fairy tale. Harvey is a young man in a small town starting to figure out his place in the larger world. He is politically minded, idiosyncratic, attractive, charismatic, and fun. Handsome and romantic, Harvey's also smart, woke, and compassionate. In the present-day, he is part of Greendale's counter-culture youth. He has no idea that he is descendant from a long line of witchhunters...ASP SERIES REGULAR
- Rosalind: Female, legal 18 or 18+ to play 16, African American. Rosalind is Sabrina's human best friend. Brash, empowered, and outspoken like her Black Panther parents, Rosalind is keeping a secret from Sabrina and the rest of her classmates—that she is not-so-slowly losing her eyesight, a fact that will put her immortal soul in jeopardy...10/13 SERIES REGULAR
- Mary Wardwell AKA Madam Satan: Female, 30s, Diverse. A mousy teacher at Baxter High, Ms. Wardwell is a smart, quirky mentor to Sabrina. However, her persona quickly gets taken over by Madam Satan at the start of the pilot, and she becomes a sultry, cunning manipulator. Essentially the Devil's Handmaiden, Wardwell's “lessons” are designed to corrupt Sabrina per the Devil's agenda...ASP SERIES REGULAR
- Ben Button is the only character to appear in both Riverdale and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
- Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Gets Premiere Date (And It's Spooky) - TVLine
- 'Riverdale' Off-Shoot 'Sabrina' Moves to Netflix With 2-Season Order
- Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Greg Berlanti are readying the project, which is in development
- CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA with writer and producer Matt Barry lands on NETFLIX - The Agency