Sabrina The Teenage Witch reboot latest: more Buffy than Sabrina?

One of the many names on Hollywood’s reboot list is Sabrina The Teenage Witch, which originally ran between 1996 and 2003 with Melissa Joan Hart in the title role. And Hart has given an update on the project at Los Angeles Comic Con over the weekend. Not that she’s being kept that much in the loop.

“We’re not involved” she said of the new show, noting that the rights to the character have reverted back to original holder, Archie Comics. “They’re doing The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, which is a darker sort of twist”, Hart explained.

“I think our show was about magic and family, and I think the new one — it sounds like, I have no idea — but the new one is going to be more about witchcraft, dark stuff. I think it sounds more Buffy the Vampire Slayer than it does Sabrina, so I think it will appeal to a different kind of audience and be a totally different show”.

The new Sabrina is definitely going ahead, having been ordered officially last month. We’d expect it to debut next year…

EW