It was announced a few weeks ago that the Riverdale sister show The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is leaving the CW for Netflix! On the heels of that news, we have learned that production begins in February 2018 in Vancouver and we have the latest breakdowns of the character you can expect to see in the upcoming series.
First up, the spellcaster herself, Sabrina Spellman. Now, we’ve seen this breakdown before, so it seems neither network has found the right person to be their Sabrina.
|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.
And of course, you can’t have Sabrina without her quirky aunts! In the comic The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, her aunts are a little different than the T.V. Version we’re used to; they are as outwardly normal, but have a quiet ruthlessness and it seems the Netflix versions of these character will be following suit.
[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
A new Spellman family member we didn’t see in the original Sabrina the Teenage Witch that will be coming to Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is cousin Ambrose Spellman.
[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
Unfortunately, there’s no breakdown for Salem Saberhagen (the Spellman family cat) just yet, but I’m sure the uncensored, side-eyed cat will most-definitely be apart of the series! You can’t do Sabrina without Salem.
Are you as excited to see these characters come back to life as I am? Who are your dream castings for the Spellman family?!