Casting for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Riverdale spinoff, is underway. Ahead of the series' production, ThatHashtagShow has reportedly snagged character descriptions for Sabrina Spellman and her family.
Most of the Spellman family roles call for "all ethnicities," which lines up with audition tapes for the role of Sabrina that surfaced online recently. Other supporting characters in the Sabrina universe, like Harvey Kinkle and Rosalind, are not included in the character descriptions below.
[SABRINA SPELLMAN]Female, Open ethnicity, legal 18 or 18+ to play 16. Sabrina is an empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, struggling to reconcile her dual natures. She is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain some semblance of a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Sabrina’s intelligent, compassionate, and brave to the point of recklessness. She challenges witch-doctrine at every turn. She is fiercely loyal to her family and friends; wickedly funny; and in the middle of a star-crossed romance with her classmate Harvey Kinkle. Sabrina is all that stands between us and the Forces of Darkness that threaten our world. SERIES LEAD.
[HILDA SPELLMAN]Female, late 30s to early 40s, All Ethnicities. Hilda is the kinder of the Spellman sisters who are raising Sabrina, though her nurturing nature belies a more ruthless side. She is a healer, a potion-maker, sweet-as-pie until you cross her or anyone she leaves. Operating the local funeral home, the sisters hide their witchery from the world while teaching Sabrina spells and incantations at home...ASP SERIES REGULAR
[ZELDA SPELLMAN]Female, late 30s to early 40s, All Ethnicities. Zelda is the harsher of the Spellman sisters who helped raise Sabrina, though her sternness and tough facade might be hiding a more...mothering soul. Unlike Hilda, Zelda claims that she has never known love—her devotion to the Dark Lord is all-consuming—which is why people looking for a love-potion go to Hilda; those looking to make a spite-jar go to Zelda...ASP SERIES REGULAR
[AMBROSE SPELLMAN]Male, early 20s, African American or East Indian, British. Ambrose is Sabrina's “cousin” and a necromancer. He is witty, puckish, pan-sexual—and loves being a witch. Trapped in the funeral home due to a binding spell, Ambrose lives in the mortuary’s attic and acts as one of Sabrina's partners in crime...10/13 SERIES REGULAR
In Chilling Adventures, Sabrina Spellman will be a teenage witch from Riverdale's sister city Greendale. The series will follow her as she comes into her powers and has to choose between using her magical abilities for good or evil. As a spinoff of Riverdale, the magical series will establish the stranger corners of the overarching universe -- including its Lovecraftian elements.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is expected to hit Netflix sometime next year.