The cast of Netflix’s upcoming Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot continues to grow, with Variety reporting that Ross Lynch (My Friend Dahmer) has signed on for a lead role.
Lynch will play Harvey Kinkle, the boyfriend of Kiernan Shipka’s Sabrina. His character description reads: “the prince charming of a dark fairy tale, Harvey is the son of a coal miner, a dreamboat and a dreamer, completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart.
The new series, based on the Archie Horror comic book series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, 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, Richard Coyle (The Collection) as Father Blackwood and Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers) as Principal George Hawthorne.
The description for the as-yet-untitled 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.