Apparently, Netflix wants to move fast on the series saying that the seasons would shoot back-to-back with the first filming from February to June and the second June to October.
SABRINA will draw from the critically acclaimed CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA comic book series from Archie Comics written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Robert Hack, detailing the compelling and shocking re-imagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch's occult origins.
There's a dark and twisted take on Sabrina the Teenage Witch in the works at Netflix. Lee Toland Krieger (The Age of Adaline, The Vicious Kind) is attached to direct and executive produce, with Greg Berlanti (Riverdale, Blindspot, Supergirl), Sarah Schechter (Riverdale, Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash), and Archie Comics' Jon Goldwater also executive producing. Like Riverdale, this show's going to err on the side of spooky. Both "Riverdale" and "Sabrina" are based on Archie Comics properties, and there presumably would have been opportunities for characters to cross over between the two shows had it landed at the network. According to Variety, Warner Bros.
This version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch won't have much in common with the previous television incarnation of the character. Even The Hollywood Reporter makes note of it after reporting that rather than going to The CW, as initially reported, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - or something else, as THR calls it "untitled" - will now become a Netflix Original. A premiere date for the show has not been announced yet. The character had her own live-action sitcom starting in 1996, with Melissa Joan Hart in the role. But how the specifics might play out over the course of a two-season, 20-episode run - all while The CW, for its part, continues to unfurl more of Riverdale - remains to be seen. No word on if that plan has changed now that the show has jumped from The CW to Netflix.