Something witchy this way comes to Netflix.
The untitled series, based on the Archie Comics graphic novel "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," was being developed by The CW as a companion to its hit teen drama. Back in September, when the spinoff news first came out, the project was described as "a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft" and likened to "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Exorcist."
The character of Sabrina has yet to be introduced on "Riverdale," and an actress has yet to be cast. Filming on the first batch of episodes is slated to begin in February.
It's not surprising that Netflix would be interested in the Sabrina project. The streaming service has rights to "Riverdale" and offered the first season when it concluded on The CW. Young viewers binged the drama over the summer and it became a hit for Netflix and boosted The CW's ratings for Season 2. Additionally, The CW has another teen witch drama in development, a reboot of "Charmed."