A project that was originally going to be developed for The CW has found a new home.
But now that Netflix has snapped up what The CW began with Sabrina, there'll be a waiting game until fans find out how much crossover, if any, Netflix has in store.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was initially set to be a companion series to The CW's Riverdale. Melissa Joan Hart previously played the character in the live-action, multi-cam series "Sabrina the Teenage Witch", which aired for seven seasons. Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline, The Vicious Kind) is attached to direct and executive produce, with Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, Blindspot, Supergirl), Sarah Schechter (Riverdale, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash), and Archie Comics' Jon Goldwater also executive producing. It aired on ABC for its first four, then moved to The WB (now The CW) for its final three.Season 1 of "Riverdale" is currently available on Netflix, which is credited with boosting the show's ratings in Season 2. THR says the CW and Warner Bros.
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Much like Josie of Pussycat fame, Sabrina has been ripe for inclusion in "Riverdale" for a while - if there's anything missing from the dark, gritty, sexy teen drama, it's a fledgling witch that is struggling to learn how to control her powers.
The series will be based on the Archie Comics graphic novel Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, written by Aguirre-Sacasa, which focuses on Sabrina Spellman as a teenager in the '60s dealing with the occult and the Hellish consequences of witchcraft.
The character of Sabrina has yet to be introduced on "Riverdale", and an actress has yet to be cast.
It's unclear how the Sabrina series will relate to Riverdale now that it will be on a different network, but it still has the same creative team behind it. Crossovers, however, would seem more unlikely now. Berlanti Productions will produce in association with Warner Bros. TV. No word on if that plan has changed now that the show has jumped from The CW to Netflix.