Let's be real here, the best part of the original "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" was the sarcastic, sardonic, animatronic Salem the cat, a.k.a. Salem Saberhagen - a 500-year-old witch sentenced to spend a century as a feline.
We've already learned that Mad Men alum Kiernan Shipka would be taking on the titular role of Sabrina, the half-witch, half-mortal in the new Netflix show, which is based off the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic.
The Sabrina project landed a 20-episode, two-season, straight-to-series order at Netflix late previous year. Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces with Lee Toland Krieger, Berlanti Prods.' Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter as well as Archie Comics' CEO Jon Goldwater. Stories vary as to why this banishment occurred (most involve plans for world domination, some involve love), so we're curious as to what tale of the witch-in-a-cat's body the new show will be giving us.
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But by Friday, it was gone, with a network spokesperson confirming that it had been removed. This seems relevant to Moody's USOC criticism, given Fox News' conservative reputation.
Vampire Diaries star Jaz Sinclair also joins the cast as Sabrina's best friend. As this new series is promising to be a darker take on the Sabrina mythos, that is likely the version we'll be seeing.
No one has been cast to play Salem on the show yet either, so at this stage, it looks like the snide remarks may not be coming from our favourite warlock this time around, which does suck, but it really wouldn't fit into the storyline.