Sabrina the Teenage Witch series moves to Netflix with two-season order

Sabrina the Teenage Witch series moves to Netflix with two-season order

The now-untitled project, based on the Archie Comics graphic novel The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, comes from the same team as Riverdale: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros.

Now, as any Riverdale fan knows, outbrooding Jughead Jones is an extremely tall order, but, having read the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic ... yeah, she's definitely up to it.

The show was initially put into development at The CW in September. So, when will the Sabrina reboot be on Netflix?

Melissa Joan Hart previously played the character in Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which ran for four seasons on ABC and then moved to The WB its final three seasons. 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. THR says the CW and Warner Bros. TV will retain total ownership of the Sabrina series, whereas "Riverdale" is a co-production with CBS TV Studios. Live ratings from the second season premiere jumped 60 percent from the first, according to The Hollywood Reporter, in large part because many new viewers had watched the first season on Netflix. Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline, The Vicious Kind) is attached to direct and executive produce, with Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, Blindspot, Supergirl), Sarah Schechter (Riverdale, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash), and Archie Comics' Jon Goldwater also executive producing.

Due to the incredible success of Riverdale, CW has actively searched for Sabrina for some time now. No word on when the show will arrive on Netflix, but filming is expected to begin in February 2018. The Sabrina series could be the first of many Riverdale spin-offs, with Aguirre-Sacasa saying before the show debuted that he wanted to "expand" the world of the series. As we've seen, Netflix is also willing to spend plenty of money on shows - which could mean a noticeable bump up in quality for the show.