Riverdale creator/showrunner and CCO of Archie Comics, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has revealed that work is progressing on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina TV series. Last month, it was announced that The CW had entered into a script development deal for a dark Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot, which would serve as a companion series to the successful Riverdale TV show.
Aguirre-Sacasa is working on the Sabrina pilot episode script, with Lee Toland Krieger (who’s helmed four episodes of Riverdale to date, including its pilot) attached to direct. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater are all lined up for executive producer roles on the series, which is being developed with the fall 2018-2019 season in mind. The spinoff series will reimagine “the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft.”
Now, Aguirre-Sacasa has made it clear that work is well underway on those script that The CW ordered. This is a vital step in the development process, as the network will want a solid screenplay in place before ordering the pilot episode or green-lighting a full series. Judging by his Tweet, Aguirre-Sacasa will use the spooky Halloween month of October to get some serious work done on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina:
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) October 3, 2017
This opening script page sees a nearly-sixteen Sabrina taking her boyfriend Harvey into some dark woods, where she marvels at the sound of wind blowing through the trees. Harvey - “hunky as he may be" - isn’t as keen on this creepy night-time hangout spot. Soon, Sabrina reveals that she wants to visit the place where she was born: a grove, where, on her sixteenth birthday, she’ll be “reborn.” Harvey is baffled, and then the page ends. That’s all of the teasing that Aguirre-Sacasa is willing to do at this point.
However frustrating that may be, this Tweet still gives fans plenty to go on: Sabrina will be turning sixteen shortly after the show begins, Harvey will be hunky, and the atmosphere will be an eerie one - albeit an eerie one punctuated by teenage bantering. And if you can’t wait for the show to air and explain more itself, you might want to check out Aguirre-Sacasa’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic books, which will be providing a lot of inspiration for the TV show.
Riverdale returns to The CW with its season 2 premiere on October 11. We will bring you additional updates on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’s development progresses as they come our way.
Source: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa