When news came out that Kiernan Shipka would be taking up Sabrina’s role for the reboot TV series that is in the tunnels of production, fans were thrilled. Sure, everyone’s favorite, Selena Gomez had not been picked but hey, Kiernan is an equally amazing choice! And while we have not discovered much yet about this show, we do know a few things.
We know that Ross Lynch will be playing Harvey Kinkle. We know that Jazz Sinclair will be playing Rosalind Walker. We also know that the show will be a lot darker that the bubbly sitcom that we were addicted to as children. Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is going to be heading the show and the shooting is going on in Vancouver, B.C. Moreover, Aunt Zelda and Aunt Helda are going to be painted sinister.
According to TV Guide, “Proud and devout, Zelda believes there is no greater honor than serving the Dark Lord as a member of the Church of Night. She is the family’s disciplinarian, fiercely protective of Sabrina and very much Cain to Hilda’s Abel.” Most importantly, we all know who will be playing Salem the Cat.
Now there’s a bit more out; it doesn’t give away much apart from the idea that the look of the characters will not have a 90’s vibe. A picture right from the sets has birthed showing Sabrina looking up at Harvey who has the same boy-next-door look that fans were expecting. Sabrina is wearing red and black while Harvey is seen in black jeans, grey shirt, and a blue denim jacket.
The photograph doesn’t give away any hint of the show being grim. But don’t fall for that. Reports say that it “reimagines 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.” Here’s to hoping we get more glimpses from the set soon!