Once revived in 2018, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was inspired by the iconic sitcom of the 1996 cultural classic, though adopted a far darker tone than its predecessor. However, the TV series was not the original iteration of the character, itself based on a character in children’s magazine ‘Archie Comics’, with the latest revival of the character looking to hark back to these illustrated roots.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will be brought back into public view but not in its Netflix form, with the character instead scheduled to appear in a comic book in collaboration with Archie Comics and previous programme showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa later this year.
Titled ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #9’, the comic will continue in the Witch War storyline, collaborating with artist Robert Hack to bring the publication to shelves on October 13. The comic will be released alongside another comic book series from Aguirre-Sacasa later this year, which will follow on from where the TV series left off.
Featuring characters and plotlines from the original Netflix show, The Occult World of Sabrina will feature art by Audrey Mok, with its first edition titled ‘A World Without Sabrina’. Commenting on the upcoming series, Aguirre-Sacasa talked with The Wrap and reported: “Bringing Sabrina and her family and friends to life on the screen for Netflix was a dark dream come true, and I couldn’t be prouder of our four seasons, but it all started with a comic book series that was truly a labour of love for everyone who worked on it”.
Continuing, he noted, “Reuniting with Robert Hack and the entire Archie Comics team and getting to pick up where we left off has been the best homecoming I could have ever asked for”.
The announcement follows previous suggestions that Sabrina could see a Riverdale crossover, with showrunner Aguirre-Sacasa stating, it is “more possible than it’s ever been”.