Miranda Otto is Sabrina the Teenage Witch's Aunt Zelda

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A couple days ago, we shared the news that SHAUN OF THE DEAD's Lucy Davis will be playing one of Sabrina the Teenage Witch's two witch aunts on Netflix's upcoming dark, horrific take on the Sabrina character (which may or may not be called Chilling Adventures of Sabrina). Now we know who will be playing Sabrina's other aunt.

While Davis will be playing the nurturing, motherly Aunt Hilda, who has a warm sense of humor and a wicked ghoulish streak, Miranda Otto (who recently co-starred in ANNABELLE: CREATION) is taking on the role of Aunt Zelda. Otto seems like a great choice for this character, who does not sound like someone to be trifled with. "Proud and devout, Zelda believes there is no greater honor than serving the Dark Lord as a member of the Church of Night. She is the family’s disciplinarian, fiercely protective of Sabrina, and very much Cain to aunt Hilda’s Abel."

Beth Broderick played Zelda on the Sabrina the Teenage Witch series that ran from 1996 to 2003.

Netflix has given a two season, 20 episode order to this new series, which is set to star Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina herself. 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.

Also in the cast are Jaz Sinclair as Sabrina's 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.

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Source: Deadline



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