Over the past few weeks we’ve had several pieces of casting news on The CW’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot, with Kiernan Shipka (Feud: Bette and Joan) set to portray the titular character Sabrina Spellman and Jaz Sinclair (Slender Man) as her best friend Rosalind Walker.
Well, Archie Comics CCO and Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has now taken to Twitter to unveil the newest member of the cast, Salem the black cat!
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) February 9, 2018
Based on the hit comic book series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the description for the new series reads: “An empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, Sabrina 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.”
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.