The upcoming Netflix series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is gearing up to production and new character breakdowns offer us an idea of who will be conjured up in the supernatural series.
When it was initially announced that Sabrina The Teenage Witch would be back in the form of a new television show, the instant appeal was clearly the fact that they wanted to stray from a simple remake and navigate towards a darker tale. In the early stages, it was reported to have been a CW companion series to Riverdale (set in the same universe) but the recent deal with Netflix meant Sabrina would be getting 20 episodes over the course of two seasons - which is smart to potentially keep the two as separate entities to avoid isolating viewers. While not much has been made public about the concepts for Sabrina, new character breakdowns that have been discovered by That Hashtag Show suggest a new character, Sabrina's aunts, and the interesting insinuation that no Sabrina has been cast as of yet. The official character descriptions includes:
- NEW: [SABRINA SPELLMAN] Female, Open ethnicity, legal 18 or 18+ to play 16. Sabrina is an empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, struggling to reconcile her dual natures. She is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain some semblance of a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Sabrina’s intelligent, compassionate, and brave to the point of recklessness. She challenges witch-doctrine at every turn. She is fiercely loyal to her family and friends; wickedly funny; and in the middle of a star-crossed romance with her classmate Harvey Kinkle. Sabrina is all that stands between us and the Forces of Darkness that threaten our world. SERIES LEAD.
- [AMBROSE SPELLMAN] Male, early 20s, African American or East Indian, British. Ambrose is Sabrina’s “cousin” and a necromancer. He is witty, puckish, pan-sexual—and loves being a witch. Trapped in the funeral home due to a binding spell, Ambrose lives in the mortuary’s attic and acts as one of Sabrina’s partners in crime…10/13 SERIES REGULAR
- [HILDA SPELLMAN]Female, late 30s to early 40s, All Ethnicities. Hilda is the kinder of the Spellman sisters who are raising Sabrina, though her nurturing nature belies a more ruthless side. She is a healer, a potion-maker, sweet-as-pie until you cross her or anyone she leaves. Operating the local funeral home, the sisters hide their witchery from the world while teaching Sabrina spells and incantations at home…ASP SERIES REGULAR
- [ZELDA SPELLMAN]Female, late 30s to early 40s, All Ethnicities. Zelda is the harsher of the Spellman sisters who helped raise Sabrina, though her sternness and tough facade might be hiding a more…mothering soul. Unlike Hilda, Zelda claims that she has never known love—her devotion to the Dark Lord is all-consuming—which is why people looking for a love-potion go to Hilda; those looking to make a spite-jar go to Zelda…ASP SERIES REGULAR
If The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina wants to completely separate itself from the former Sabrina series, they seem to be taking the perfect measures and I can't wait to see what Netflix will do with such a well-known title. What are your thoughts on the character sides so far?