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Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka Officially Cast as Sabrina the Teenage Witch

Netflix has announced Kiernan Shipka from the TV series “Mad Men” as Sabrina for the upcoming show Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Before you could compare this to Melissa Joan Hart’s 90’s TV series with the talking cat (yes I watched that when it was aired locally) this new “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” will be more like the new version from the comic book series. She’s described as “an empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, [who] is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces of darkness that threaten our world.”

So less teeny-bopper and more Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I love this already.

Also, the 2-season series will have Roberto Aguirre-Sacassa of Riverdale as showrunner. So expect a similar vibe or appeal. Here’s what he had to say:

We’re all such huge fans of Kiernan’s work that when we started talking about who this new incarnation of Sabrina could be, her name was on everyone’s wish list. 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.

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