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After Netflix’s Full House fiasco, which ended up losing some of the original show’s loyal fan base, the network has landed a new controversial reboot. Sabrina the Teenage Witch was a pre-teen favorite for kids in the 90’s. The show, loosely based on the original Archie comics, was made to be light and appealing to the ‘coming of age’ crowd. As the fans have grown- apparently so has the show.
The CW had planned on keeping the reboot in the same lane as the original series- but Netflix had other ideas. The streaming network has no qualms about adding adult content to create a product that’s a bit more appealing to the older crowd. Viewers that loved the original as children, may just love it even more as adults. Either way, it’ll be an interesting trip down memory lane.
Network professionals are still torn on the potential for the 20-episode contract. The show was originally created as a spinoff of the successful Riverdale, and titled after The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Netflix doesn’t have the same restrictions as the other cable network, and this means that it has the freedom to take this classic in a whole new direction.
Rebooting this show could revolutionize the way that we look at our childhood favorites. The Transformers grew with us, why not Sabrina? Why not every other show that lost its appeal after we hit puberty? The possibilities are endless. We’ll definitely be looking forward to seeing what type of ‘magic’ Netflix can work for their Sabrina remake.
What childhood favorites would you like to see remade for more mature audiences?
Patricia Howard is a freelance journalist and Netflix enthusiast from rural Indiana. She has a bachelor's degree in communication with a concentration in journalism. When Patricia isn't writing, she enjoys catching up on her favorite shows with her husband and seven children.
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