Netflix has announced two new cast members for their dark “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” series adaption of the graphic novel, Variety reports. Unlike the ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ that aired from ’96 to 2003, this series will be a dark drama. Sabrina finds herself wrestling with her duel-nature, half witch, half human while trying to find her way she will fight the evil force that threatens her and her family.
Chance Perdomo is set to play Ambrose Spellman, Sabrina’s warlock cousin from London. Ambrose has been put on house arrest by the Witches Council and is stuck in the funeral home where he lives with the Spellman women.
‘Doctor Who’ actress Michelle Gomez has been cast as Mary Wardell, Sabrina’s favorite teacher and mentor. When Mary is possessed by the devil’s handmaiden, Madam Satan, Ms. Wardell is changed into a cunning manipulator always tempting to lure Sabrina down a dark path.
Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) will play Sabrina Spellman in the dark, upcoming series that is already greenlit for two seasons.
Shipka’s character has been described as: “An empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, Sabrina is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces of darkness that threaten our world.”
The series is from the team behind ‘Riverdale’, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Berlanti Productions, and Warner Bros. Television. Aquirre-Sacasa penned the script for the pilot which Lee Toland Krieger directed.