Lucy Davis cast in dark Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot

Wonder Woman Lucy Davis

British actress Lucy Davis has almost 60 credits to her name, so there's a chance you could know her from several different projects, but the most popular ones are the original UK version of The Office, SHAUN OF THE DEAD, and last year's hit WONDER WOMAN (pictured). Davis has now secured a role in a genre project that's getting a good amount of attention these days, Netflix's dark, horrific reboot of the Sabrina the Teenage Witch property.

Possibly titled Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, this new series was created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and is said to be tonally in the vein of ROSEMARY'S BABY and THE EXORCIST. The show will find 

Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal, while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit. 

Sabrina Spellman is 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.

Kiernan Shipka is set to star as Sabrina, with Jaz Sinclair as her best friend Rosalind Walker, Chance Perdomo as Sabrina's warlock cousin Ambrose, and Michelle Gomez as Sabrina's favorite teacher Mary Wardell, who becomes possessed by the devil's handmaiden Madam Satan.

Davis joins the cast as Hilda Spellman, one of Sabrina's two witch aunts. "More nurturing than her other aunt Zelda, Hilda's motherly nature and warm sense of humor belie a wicked, ghoulish streak. She is as adept at brewing spite jars against her family's enemies as she is at concocting love potions for the students at Baxter High."

The role of Hilda was filled by Caroline Rhea on the previous Sabrina the Teenage Witch series, which ran from 1996 to 2003.

Netflix has given this reboot a two season, 20 episode order. The series is being executive produced by Aguirre-Sacasa, Lee Toland Krieger, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater.

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Source: Deadline



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