Melissa Joan Hart reacts to Netflix’s Sabrina remake

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Sabrina Spellman will quickly come to life once more on Netflix’s darkish adaptation of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics — however how does her unique portrayer really feel about that?

“Indifferent, really,” says Melissa Joan Hart, who initially introduced the magical heroine to life on the ABC sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Netflix’s upcoming adaptation is alleged to be a a lot darker tackle the character, who will now be portrayed by Mad Males‘s Kiernan Shipka. “Folks saved asking for it, they usually have been already doing Riverdale, so I suppose it made sense,” Hart continues. “I think they’re doing it in a smart way — change it up, don’t make it the same. If you’re going to do the same show, it probably would fall on its face, but I think what they’re doing is probably the smartest way to reboot something.”

The Untitled Sabrina Venture — from Riverdale boss Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Greg Berlanti — imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a darkish coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult, and, after all, witchcraft. Tonally within the vein of Rosemary’s Child and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her twin nature — half-witch, half-mortal — whereas standing in opposition to the evil forces that threaten her, her household, and the daylight world people inhabit.

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Hart, who will subsequent direct a February episode of ABC’s The Goldbergs, says she’s not against showing on, and even helming an episode of, the Netflix collection, which just lately scored a two-season pickup. “Never say never, but it would depend on the character they wrote,” Hart says. “I just don’t know where I would fit in. I would definitely take a look at the material if they sent it along.”

The Sabrina remake comes throughout a improvement season affected by numerous reboots, reimaginings, and revivals, together with Cagney and Lacey, Magnum P.IL.A. Confidential, and Murphy Brown — and that’s simply at CBS! There are additionally reboots within the works for Charmed and Roswell, to call just a few. “Back in the day, it used to be that you took something that was successful and you did a twist on it,” Hart says of the present reboot development. “Nowadays, everybody is just doing the same old stuff again. I think it’s a trend that will end, but then again, I said that with reality television, too, so who knows.”

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