“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” is coming back! Well, a new variety of it is, at least.

On Wednesday, it was announced that The CW is working on a spinoff of its series “ Riverdale,” which will focus on Sabrina, the teenage witch, but with a darker and scarier feel than the original sitcom version. Right now it has the working title “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” which is also the title of the Archie Horror comic book series it is most likely based on. The comic focuses on a teenage Sabrina in the 1960s, though it’s unclear if the TV series adaptation will still be in that time period of bring it to present day in order to fit it in easier with “Riverdale.”

The sitcom, on the other hand, which lasted for seven seasons from 1996 to 2003, starred Melissa Joan Hart as the titular character and was a huge success. The show started on ABC before moving to The WB in 2000, which is The CW’s prior network. But Hart’s role as Sabrina started even before she joined the TV series, as it all began with a TV movie a few months before even the show came out. Her last name was Sawyer instead of Spellman and her aunts were played by different actresses, but Hart remained because she was just that good. She was Sabrina, no ifs, ands or buts about it.

“Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” is coming back, but with a twist.

So, when the news broke about The CW developing a new Sabrina series, the world awaited to hear from Hart herself about what she thought about it all and if she’ll be involved in the project.

It wasn’t until Thursday morning until she spoke about the news online. Hart posted an Instagram photo of the working poster for the new series, as well as a caption with her thoughts on it all.

“Did you hear the news,” she wrote. “Sabrina is coming back with a twist. Feels like it will be a Buffy type of Sabrina. Who’s going to watch? FYI: no I’m not involved in this new production.”


With the most important opinion about the new “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” series having arrived, all we have left now is to hope that that last part changes and she does find a way to be involved. Though the feeling of the two Sabrina series will be drastically different, she could still have a little cameo in an episode just for the diehard fans.

This wouldn’t be the first time The CW has done this, as they do it quite often with their superhero series.

Next on the agenda is for The CW to announce who the leading lady will be who will become the new Sabrina. Before this spinoff was announced, fans long speculated that Sabrina would be introduced on “Riverdale” in its second season. With hope of just that, they clamored to social media to voice their opinions on who they wanted to play the role, with Disney Channel’s Dove Cameron and Sabrina Carpenter being two of their top choices.

Now, many fans still want one of those two actresses to take on the lead of this new spinoff series, though The CW hasn’t yet said anything about the show’s casting.