Former 'Mad Men' actress embraces role as teenage witch 'Sabrina'

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Melissa Joan Hart played Sabrina for seven seasons on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, a hit sitcom that debuted on ABC in 1996 and finished out its run on The WB in 2003.

Netflix apparently wants to make sure that the torch is properly passed from the Sabrina the Teenage Witch cast onto the stars of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. "Nobody's ever beaten the devil", he tells her, "but you just might".

After three episodes of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, I have to admit; I'm completely bewitched by the residents of Greendale. Kiernan Shipka won over fans all over the world with her portrayal of Sally Draper in Mad Men, the daughter of Jon Hamm's mysterious ad man Jon. This particular tale of Sabrina Spellman comes from the spin-off comic run from the Afterlife with Archie comic series. Early critics suggested the show was more like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Charmed than its previous iteration, however, many are it bears little to no resemblance in style or substance to these shows.

Rhea then offers to trade roles with new Hilda Lucy Davis, and Broderick says she's "excited" to see Miranda Otto in the role of Aunt Zelda.

Joining the gang is a new member of the Spellman family, Sabrina's British cousin, Ambrose, who is played by Chance Perdomo. If you're expecting it to be a light version as the 90s' Sabrina the Teenage Witch, think again. A pansexual warlock, he's been placed under house-arrest by the Witches Council, and is forbidden from leaving the funeral home where he lives with the Spellman women.

Sabrina's high school sweetheart, Harvey Kinkle, might also be a recognisable face.

"We went straight into the second season from the first and it's been really so exceptionally fun to film, especially given the fact that I feel like we're already in such a rhythm from coming out of the first season that to jump right into the second one was really, really fun and just a great opportunity to keep the momentum going". That's why Aguirre-Sacasa, who also created the show Riverdale, says he scrapped the original plan to have this show be a Riverdale spinoff. "They're very different from each other".



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