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Aunt Hilda and Aunt Zelda have been found, making the Spellman family complete for Netflix's upcoming “fantastic and chilling” Sabrina The Teenage Witch reboot.
A few days ago, news emerged that Netflix cast Wonder Woman star Lucy Davis as Aunt Hilda but, for any fan of the show, what's this news without Aunt Hilda's more stern counterpart Aunt Zelda? Announced today, Netflix has officially added Homeland alum and Lord Of The Rings star Miranda Otto to play Aunt Zelda in the series reboot. The news of Sabrina's aunts casting follows the official announcement of Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka playing the role of the teenage witch, Sabrina Spellman.
The reboot was originally intended to be a companion series to CW's mega-hit show Riverdale, but as we now know, the Sabrina remake found its home with Netflix. As reported by Variety, the show will be an hour long, 20-episode, two-season series on Netflix.
While it won't be a companion series to Riverdale, it will have the people behind the hit show working on it. The production team for Riverdale will be working on the reboot with Archie Comics' chief creative officer and Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa writing and directing.
The still untitled series will be based off Archie Comics' Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina. The series will take on a much darker tone than the upbeat '90s show that we have come to know and love. According to Nerdist, the show will touch on more darker themes, giving a reimagined look into Sabrina's occult origins, by saying the series “finds Sabrina struggling to reconcile her dual nature (being half-witch and half-mortal) while protecting her family and the world from the forces of evil.”
We're pretty excited about this new take on Melissa Joan Hart's beloved teenage witch. Let us know what you think about the new Sabrina reboot in the comments below!
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