’90s purists, get out your pitchforks: Sabrina the Teenage Witch is the latest Bush I/Clinton-era pop culture figure to get an “edgy” reboot. What’s next, a reworking of Teen Angel that stars Josh Hutcherson as a buff, moody cherub? (Wait, who am I kidding — I’d totally watch that.)
The good news: At least Michael Bay has nothing to do with it. According to a Deadline report, this new Sabrina will be a magical superhero who spends the movie “coming to terms with her remarkable powers.” The tone of the reboot, which will be produced by the team behind Real Steel, is reportedly “edgier” than the old TGIF series — and certainly cooler than the 1960s Archie Comics where Sabrina made her debut.
The item doesn’t mention Sabrina’s kooky aunts Hilda and Zelda — but it does reveal that Salem, Sabrina’s wise-cracking cat, will now be a transformed prince who also serves as Sabrina’s love interest. So… no Harvey, then? Cue Nick Bakay’s trademark whimper.
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