Something wicked this way comes! Netflix’s upcoming Sabrina the Teenage Witch series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has finally cast their leading lady and she’s absolutely perfect.
Kiernan Shipka, who is fresh off her role in Ryan Murphy’s Feud: Bette vs. Joan, has been cast as the titular role of the teenager who struggles between her life as young witch and a high school sophomore. Shipka’s most notable role was playing Sally Draper on AMC’s Mad Men.
“She is smart, compassionate and brave and helps keep the darkness out of the every day world,” Netflix said in a press release.
Netflix also confirmed that this wouldn’t be your average Melissa Joan Hart version, The Chilling Adventures will be more in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist.
Shipka was Netflix’s first pick for the role and shred their excitement for watching her take on the darker version of the character. The series is a spinoff of Riverdale and there are preliminary discussions of a crossover are definitely in the works!
What do you think of the casting?
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