Meet Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Kiernan Shipka!
Riverdale spin-off Sabrina the Teenage Witch, has found its leading lady. Mad Men and Feud: Bette and Joan alum Kiernan Shipka has been cast as Sabrina Spellman, a young lady, half human and half witch beginning her education in dark magic, according to Deadline. The series, originally to be developed for The CW, will now air on Netflix and has already been ordered straight to series for two 10 episode seasons.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch will still be produced by the Riverdale team of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions, and Warner Bros. TV. Take a look at the character description below for Sabrina as well as the unofficial series synopsis.
Shipka will play Sabrina Spellman, an empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, who is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces of darkness that threaten our world.
According to the description, the Untitled Sabrina Project imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. 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.