Sabrina the Teenage Witch was one of the best shows in the 90s. We already loved Melissa Joan Hart because of Clarissa Explains It All, but when she became Sabrina Spellman she solidified her status as a teen idol.
Her ability to be relatable while casting literal magic was something that not a lot of people could have pulled off. She was going through all the usual teen drama, only she also had to hide her true self from her friends.
I mean, how many of you had a talking cat growing up? That’s something a lot of us would have had a hard time keeping a secret. Luckily she had some excellent friends and family that helped everything stay together.
Her aunts, Zelda and Hilda, who were always there for her
Her first love, Harvey Kinkle
Her best friends, Roxy and Morgan
Her second love, Josh
Her cat, Salem
And of course, The Quizmaster
But after all these years, the whole team came back together to reunite and talk about the rumors of the new version of their show…
Hart was joined by her former costars Nate Richert (Harvey), Caroline Rhea (Hilda), Beth Broderick (Zelda), Soleil Moon Frye (Roxy), Elisa Donovan (Morgan), David Lascher (Josh), Nick Bakay (Salem the cat), and Alimi Ballard (Quizmaster Albert). They reunited at Los Angeles Comic Con to talk about the show 20 years after it started.
The biggest topic of interest was the fact that the creators of Riverdale have said that they will be making a new, spookier version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch without the original cast.
Hart said, “they’re doing ‘Sabrina’ without us. They’re doing like a teen soapy version, like a drama version. Ours was obviously a comedy. It was like a light comedy about magic. There is going to be more witchcraft [in the new one] … [More like] ‘Charmed’ or ‘Buffy,’ maybe.”
The CW is planning to launch The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to run alongside Riverdale. It will be a lot darker and more dramatic then the one we all grew up loving. Without the original cast, it’s hard to imagine what it will be like, but at least for now we can just remember the cast that we always loved.