If you’ve been keeping up with what Archie Comics have been up to in recent years, then you’re well aware of how they’ve branched out beyond comedy. I mean, not only has the publisher injected more drama into its flagship books, but it’s also released a variety of dynamite horror titles such as Afterlife with Archie, Jughead: The Hunger and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Originally, we’d all assumed that the TV adaptation chronicling the exploits of the teenage witch would land over at The CW and serve as a spinoff to Riverdale, but that’s no longer the case. Instead, the series is headed to Netflix, wehere it’s been picked up for two, ten-episode seasons.
Naturally, everyone had been referring to the show as Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but no official titling had been given by the studio. Now though, thanks to Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa – who happens to pen the source material and serves as Chief Creative Officer over at Archie Comics – we can confirm that the TV series will bear the very same name of the book on which it’s based.
Here’s what he had to say:
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) May 2, 2018
As you can see, lead actress Kiernan Shipka is proudly on display, whom we know to have been cast as Sabrina herself. In addition to her, other regulars we can anticipate include Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle, Michelle Gomez as Mary Wardell AKA Madam Satan, as well as Lucy Davis and Miranda Otto as Sabrina’s respective aunts, Hilda and Zelda Spellman.
Of course, we wouldn’t expect for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to be a 100% literal translation of what’s to be found in the comics, but based on what we’ve seen from set photos, the show is looking pretty close to its literary counterpart. As such, viewers had better prepare for a drastically different experience from the sitcom native to the late 1990’s.