Archie Comics has announced plans for a new half-hour animated TV series starring Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
In partnership with the production studio Moonscoop, this Sabrina will have “a new look … in line with a more modern and teen-centric sensibility.” She’ll fight monsters, the supernatural, and teen “trials and tribulations”. The goal is to “reimagine the character and her supporting cast for a modern audience”. (The press release is careful to mention the hot comparison properties Harry Potter, Twilight, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.) The animation will be CGI, although Moonscoop also optioned Little Archie for a hand-drawn cartoon series.
Sabrina previously was featured in a cartoon that ran 65 episodes from 1999-2000 (on ABC, UPN, and Disney) and before that, a live-action series starring Melissa Joan Hart. That TV show ran from 1996 to 2003 on ABC, then The WB.
The show has, as yet, not been picked up by a specific network or cable channel, so the earliest the show could air would be a year from now, October 2012, assuming someone bites. Until then, this is just cartoon potential.
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