Netflix’s upcoming Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot has added a new cast member, with Deadline reporting that Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers) will play George Hawthorne, the villainous principal of Baxter High.
Principal Hawthorne is described as “a constant thorn in Sabrina’s side, always trying to thwart our heroine and her friends’ escapades.”
The new series, based on Archie’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book series, and sees Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) as Sabrina, Jaz Sinclair (Slender Man) as Rosalind Walker, Lucy Davis (Wonder Woman) as Aunt Hilda, Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings) as Aunt Zelda, and Richard Coyle (The Collection) as Father Blackwood.
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.