Riverdale Spinoff: How Is Sabrina The Teenage Witch Connected To The Archie Comic Universe?

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How Is Sabrina Spellman connected to the Archie comics and Riverdale?

Riverdale Spinoff Coming For 2018-19 Season: Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina

Looks like Sabrina the Teenage Witch is getting a major reboot at The CW. The reboot, titled The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, will be made by the same people who blessed us with Riverdale, a grittier take on the Archie Comics universe. The recent news of the Sabrina-Riverdale spinoff has fans asking: What is the connection between Sabrina the Teenage Witch and the Archie Comics? How will The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Riverdale be related? And will The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina be anything like Sabrina the Teenage Witch? We need to know!

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What is the connection between 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' and the Archie Comics?

For those of you that didn't know, Sabrina Spellman is a character from the Archie Comics universe and she has appeared in the Archie comics multiple times. So, this Riverdale spinoff doesn't come to us as much of a surprise. The Chilling Tales of Sabrina, will also be an adaptation of the comic book series of the same title by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is the Chief Creative Officer of both Archie Comics and creator of Riverdale.

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How Is 'Riverdale' And 'The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' Connected?

So, how will the new Sabrina fit in with Riverdale? Well, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will simply be an expansion of the Archie universe on Riverdale, much like how it is in the Archie comics. Producers of Riverdale already hinted at an appearance of Sabrina in the Riverdale universe last season, and fans hope that Sabrina Spellman will make an appearance in the upcoming season this October.

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Will 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' be anything like 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch'?

That's going to be a hard no. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will be nothing like 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Variety reports that the spinoff will hold true to the Riverdale tone, as the drama "reimagines the story of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft, naturally. The new iteration is described as in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist and finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit."

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When Will 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Air?

While we don't have an exact date yet, we're expected to see the Sabrina reboot air sometime in the 2018-19 season. We're definitely hoping for a fall release!

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Are you ready for a darker take at Sabrina the Teenage Witch? We definitely are!


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