The Riverdale universe is all set to get bigger and a much more magical, though it is not confined to one single network. The CW has recently revealed that the spinoff series of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is picked up for seasons but instead of being on The CW with Archie Andrews, the show is a Netflix Original Series. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is the showrunner for Sabrina‘s predecessor, will write its pilot.
Sabrina was originally planned for a 2018-2019 schedule for the CW as a companion piece to Riverdale. As its own Netflix series, the show will have two 10-episode seasons right out the gate, with shooting for the first season beginning this February and scheduled to end in June. The second season will then be shot from June to October. A premiere date for the overall series, along with a rollout plan for the show, has yet to be revealed by Netflix.
Like Riverdale is a darker take on the comics series, Sabrina will do a similar thing for the witch. This’ll be a coming of age tale dealing with horror and the occult as Sabrina must contend with being half-human and half-witch. And of course, she’ll have to fight dark magical forces that threaten the world, as all teenagers do.