Kelly Thompson to Pen a New, Lighter Sabrina the Teenage Witch Miniseries

With Chilling Adventures of Sabrina leaning heavier into the horror potential of the popular Archie Comics character both on television and in comics, a new miniseries aims to bring a sense of light-hearted fun back to the property with considerably less satanic references.

Writer Kelly Thompson is teaming up with the artist team of Veronica and Andy Fish to launch a new Sabrina the Teenage Witch miniseries through Archie Comics this March. The upcoming five-issue miniseries will avoid the horror tropes to focus the lighter elements of the character as she moves to Greendale with her aunts with all the trials and tribulations of high school.

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"Sabrina is one of the most fascinating and story-rich properties at Archie, so I feel incredibly lucky to get the opportunity to build in that world, and with [Archie Comics co-president] Alex Segura, someone I’ve been hoping to work with for a long time now," explained Thompson in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "Because Chilling Adventures of Sabrina already exists and is brilliant, readers should expect something a little different in our book, a modern interpretation of the classic. One of my favorite things to do is come in and modernize a wonderful classic, and I hope with this incredible team on board we can do something really special with Sabrina."

"I actually grew up in the Greendale area of Massachusetts and had a moody black cat named Sam," revealed Veronica Fish. "But I couldn’t, and still can’t, do magic."

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Sabrina the Teenage Witch #1 is written by Kelly Thompson and illustrated by Veronica and Andy Fish. It is scheduled to go on sale on March 27, 2019 from Archie Comics.

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