Archie's Sabrina Moves from The CW to Netflix with 2-Season Order

Archie's Sabrina Moves from The CW to Netflix with 2-Season Order

Archie's Sabrina Moves from The CW to Netflix with 2-Season Order

As Deadline points out, the shift from The CW to Netflix is likely a response to Riverdale's popularityon the streaming service. The streaming service announced today that it has put in a two-season order for the spinoff of the CW's Riverdale. So, when will the Sabrina reboot be on Netflix? 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.

The Netflix series is based on Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Robert Hack's horror comic, and will tell the story of Sabrina's occult origins.

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. Lee Toland Krieger will direct and executive produce with Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater. Like Riverdale, this show's going to err on the side of spooky. Described as tonally being in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature - half-witch, half-mortal - while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.

The new show will be based on "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" comic, featuring a dark drama/horror tone. The Sabrina series is set up under Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Even The Hollywood Reporter makes note of it after reporting that rather than going to The CW, as initially reported, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - or something else, as THR calls it "untitled" - will now become a Netflix Original.

No firm date has been given for the show's premiere, but it is expected to drop sometime in 2018. Netflix recently partnered with Millarworld to publish comics, which, in turn, gives Netflix the rights to adapt those stories into shows and movies.

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