Kiernan Shipka from ‘Mad Men’ snags role of Sabrina the Teenage Witch



Kiernan Shipka is set to revive the role of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

The actress known for playing Sally Draper on Mad Men will play Sabrina Spellman in Netflix’s still-unnamed show based on the Archie Comics graphic novel The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Gizmodo reported Friday.

Sabrina and Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said in a press release that Shipka, 18, was on “everyone’s wish list” for the role.

“We’re all such huge fans of Kiernan’s work,” Aguirre-Sacasa said.

The reboot of the show will be less cheery than the ‘90s ABC series starring Melissa Joan-Hart.

“This is a darker, more macabre version of Sabrina, and we’re incredibly excited for people to see Kiernan make this iconic character her own,” Aguirre-Sacasa said.

Originally, Sabrina was going to return to the Archie Comics universe as a character in Riverdale. But the idea was popular enough to warrant a Sabrina spinoff of its own, and Netflix approved a 20-episode run. 

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The upcoming show, written by Aguirre-Sacasa, reportedly “imagines 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.”

H/T Gizmodo

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