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NEW SERIES: Cloverdale to Regularly Play THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA’s Town of Greendale

Sabrina’s Greendale may look a lot like Cloverdale, B.C.

Watch for the dark take on teenage witch Sabrina to start filming there later this March.

Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina plans to use a few filming locations in Cloverdale two or three times a month until the end of the year.


Such as this building at 5657 176 Street in Cloverdale. Global street view.

Kiernan Shipka is teen witch Sabrina Spellman in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Robert Hack illustration.

Sabrina’s family: Miranda Otto is Aunt Zelda. Lucy Davis is Aunt Hilda.

Miranda Otto. Lord of the Rings image.

Lucy Davis.

Chance Pedrom is Sabrina’s warlock cousin from the UK, Ambrose Spellman. And this black cat is Salem.

Sabrina’s father Edward Spellman and mother Diana Sawyer are not cast yet.

Sabrina’s friends: Jaz Sinclair is Rosalind “Roz” Walker.

Boyfriend Harvey Kinkle is not cast yet.

Sabrina’s foes: Michelle Gomez is Sabrina’s favourite teacher at Baxter High possessed by demon Madam Satan. Bronson Pinchot is Baxter High’s villainous principal George Hawthorne. And Richard Coyle is Father Blackwood, a high priest in the Church of the Night and leader of the Academy of Unseen Arts.

Michelle Gomez as Doctor Who’s Missy.

Bronson Pinchot. Ray Donovan image.

Richard Coyle. The Collection image.  

Based on the graphic novel, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the new Netflix series will tell the story of a half-mortal, half-witch teen trying to balance a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High in Greendale with her role as protector of the town against dark forces.

Developed as a potential Riverdale spinoff for The CW, the new series instead went straight to Netflix with a two season order of 20 episodes.

Last Fall, Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre Sacasa shared a page of the first script with Sabrina Spellman showing her boyfriend Harvey Kinkle where she was born in the woods.

I… wanted you to see where I was born, Harvey. Not in Greendale General, like it says on my birth certificate. Here. In this grove of trees. Almost sixteen years ago. … And, uhm, where I’ll be reborn this Saturday night. On my birthday. At the stroke of midnight. In the middle of a — a penumbral lunar eclipse. The kind that only happens once every sixty-six years. … That’s why I can’t go to Rosalind’s Halloween party this weekend. 

Concept art.

In the Archie comics, Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a lighter character who lives with her two aunts, who are witches themselves, and the family pet Salem, who used to be a witch before she was turned into a cat. Most of her adventures involve Sabrina secretly helping others with her powers. Her boyfriend Harvey doesn’t know she’s a witch. None of her classmates do in Greendale, a town not far from Archie’s Riverdale.

Lee Toland Krieger will direct Roberto Aguiree-Sacasa’s first Sabrina script produced by Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater and Aguirre-Sacasa.

Sabrina is expected to film in metro Vancouver from March 19th to December 5th.

Sources: Production Weekly, Deadline: Hollywood, The Hollywood Reporter, BC Production List.

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