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Read more: A ‘Riverdale’ spin-off is coming to Netflix
According to That Hashtag Show, production for the new show will begin in February 2018 in Vancouver, Canada. Character descriptions have also been published, including details about a new member to be joining the Spellman family.
The descriptions reveal that for main character Sabrina, the production company is looking for a female of “open ethnicity, legal 18 or 18+ to play 16.”
She is described as: “an empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, struggling to reconcile her dual natures…She is fiercely loyal to her family and friends; wickedly funny; and in the middle of a star-crossed romance with her classmate Harvey Kinkle.”
Sabrina’s aunts, Hilda and Zelda, will also be included in the series. Hilda is described as “the kinder of the two,” while Zelda’s “sternness and tough facade might be hiding a more…mothering soul.”
Lastly, the show will be introducing Sabrina’s cousin, Ambrose Spellman. He will be male, in his “early 20s” and of “African American or East Indian, British” decent. His breakdown says he’s “witty, puckish, pan-sexual—and loves being a witch. Trapped in the funeral home due to a binding spell, Ambrose lives in the mortuary’s attic and acts as one of Sabrina’s partners in crime…” He is also said to be a series regular.
There has been no mention of Sabrina's talking cat Salem just yet.
Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is the head writer and director of Sabrina, posted the first piece of concept art on his Instagram, describing it as “fantastic and chilling.”
As previously reported, Netflix has picked up a 20-episode, two-season deal for The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, that focuses on character Sabrina Spellman (of Sabrina The Teenage Witch fame).
“One day, Sabrina's going to be the most powerful sorceress who's ever lived—Archie's equivalent of Doctor Strange—but right now, she's a 16-year-old girl who's figuring out who she wants to be and if she's going to prom or not,” Aguirre-Sacasa tells USA Today.