Kiernan Shipka, THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA

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There is a new teenage witch on the block. Kiernan Shipka will play the position of Sabrina Spellman in Netflix’s Sabrina reboot based mostly on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

“We’re all such big followers of Kiernan’s work that once we began speaking about who this new incarnation of Sabrina might be, her identify was on everybody’s want listing,” stated government producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa This can be a darker, extra macabre model of Sabrina, and we’re extremely excited for individuals to see Kiernan make this iconic character her personal.”

The character description reads, “an empowered younger lady, half-human, half-witch, Sabrina is simply starting her darkish schooling as a sorceress, whilst she tries to take care of a traditional life as a sophomore at Baxter Excessive. Clever, compassionate and courageous to the purpose of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces of darkness that threaten our world.” 

Kiernan Shipka, Dior Cruise

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Though initially developed at The CW, Netflix swooped in and ordered two seasons, 20 episodes, of the Sabrina reboot. The present will stay in the identical universe as Riverdale, The CW’s Archie Comics adaptation. Riverdale‘s Aguirre-Sacasa will write and government produce. Lee Toland Krieger will direct and government produce with Greg BerlantiSarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater additionally serving as government producer.

The collection, which is untitled in the meanwhile, “imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a darkish coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, in fact, witchcraft,” Netflix stated in a launch.

The present can also be described “tonally within the vein of Rosemary’s Child and The Exorcist,” with “Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her twin nature—half-witch, half-mortal—whereas standing towards the evil forces that threaten her, her household and the daylight world people inhabit.

Melissa Joan Hart starred in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch from 1996-2003 on ABC and The WB. Caroline Rhea and Beth Broderick performed her aunts, Nick Bakay voiced the speaking cat Salem. The present additionally starred Lindsay Sloane, Nate Richert, David Lascher, Elisa Donovan and Soleil Moon Frye, amongst others, through the years.

Shipka, 18, is greatest recognized for enjoying Sally Draper on AMC’s Mad Males. She additionally lately appeared in a number of episodes of Feud: Bette and Joan, and visitor-voiced an episode of Household Man

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