The TV industry will always have its ways with reboots and revivals of our favourite old classics like Meteor Garden and other remakes like Queer Eye, Lost In Space, She-Ra: Princesses of Power and Fuller House. The revivals come as a sweet ode to some of the original TV shows that we’ve all come to love and enjoy over the years.
To add on to the list of reboots that seem to be all the rage right now, your — Sabrina The Teenage Witch — is back and comes with a darker twist than the former.
Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996) VS. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
If you’re not in the know, here’s a brief summary of what the original series, that dates back to 1996, is all about:
Basically, it’s what the title suggests — a teenage girl who comes from a line of witches and discovers she has magical powers on her 16th birthday.
Growing up, Sabrina Spellman has been living with her two 500-year-old aunts AKA Aunt Hilda and Aunt Zelda, and her talking black cat, Salem. In the new series, you’ll definitely see some new faces with Lucy Davis taking on the role as Aunt Hilda and Miranda Otto as Aunt Zelda.
The latest adaptation of the series, however, features a darker version of the beloved 90s sitcom, with an edgier look than its original predecessor.
While the 90s series had a lighthearted approach and was led by Melissa Joan Hart, the new remake features Kiernan Shipka as the new Sabrina Spellman, alongside her beau Harvey Kinkle, which is now led by Ross Lynch.
Now if you’ve already caught the series on Netflix, you might have realised that there are a few uncanny similarities with Archie Comic’s Riverdale series in regards to the terms used in the show itself. Could it be a coincidence? I think not. One of the main reasons: Riverdale showrunner and chief executive officer of Archie Comics, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, alongside other Riverdale collaborators, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Jon Goldwater, and Lee Toland Krieger, are behind the production of the upcoming Sabrina series.
Next question: Could there be a crossover between the two hit series — Riverdale and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina? Well, we’re not certain that there’ll be one, but it wouldn’t hurt if we hoped for it to happen.
And if you think the new reboot is anything like the original, well, you definitely thought wrong, honey. We’re talking about lots of bloodsheds and satanic witchcraft — it’s literally the polar opposite and ultimate enemy of Christ. I mean, the first episode of the season features a Dark Baptism ritual — in which Sabrina Spellman renounces her mortality to become a full grown witch — so you’ll probably know what you’re in for.
But trust us, this spooky remake is legitimately worth the watch if you’re a fan of the series or even if you’re just in it for the thrill.
Check out the trailer above for a glimpse of the new spine-chilling series that’s said to launch in the first quarter next year on Netflix in April 2019.
And if you can’t wait for the next season to roll out, you’d be glad to know that — Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale.
Aside from CAOS, some of the other popular reboots that have taken over Netflix in recent months include:
Meteor Garden (2001) VS. Meteor Garden (2018)
The hit classic, Meteor Garden, that has won over the hearts of many, is back, with a few adjustments to the former. Remade by the same producer, Angie Chai, the remake follows a similar storyboard with a few tweaks to fit today’s trends. But most importantly, the show wouldn’t be the same if it weren’t for the four flower boys that are known for their tall, smart and good looking traits that have made girls swoon in the past. Actors, Dylan Wang, Darren Chen, Connor Leong and Caesar Wu, have taken the role as the F4 Boys in the new series and from the looks of it, we can’t disagree that they’ll captivate the hearts of old and new fans alike.
The difference between the versions would notably be the fact that there’s less bullying in the show as compared to the original series in 2001. On top of that, the F4 boys are also slotted to be a lot more stylish in the show as they wear more branded items that are totally worth the hype in today’s scene.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (2003) VS. Queer Eye (2018)
The Emmy award-winning series, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy has been an — with a total of five seasons being aired in the past. Now, the reboot of the series from 2003 introduces a more modern aesthetic than the original.
Without steering too far away from the original storyline, the new series includes a new cast, otherwise known as the Fab Five — starring Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness and Tan France. All hilarious, heartwarming personalities in their own right. The difference though is that instead of having makeovers for just straight men, they’re expanding that repertoire a little more; we don’t want to spoil it for you though!
You’ve probably seen the memes floating around — Antoni and his love for avocado, Bobby being the most underrated yet hardworking of the bunch, and Jonathan for being his constantly fabulous self. Pop culture and life tips aside though, the new series also touches on topics including LGBTQ rights and social commentary, with a bold sensitivity and open-mindedness that might leave you shedding a few tears — or better, understanding the world just a little more.