Sabrina Casts a Possessed Teacher, a Pansexual Cousin & Aunt Hilda!

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Sabrina has a cousin from England!

According to Deadline, Netflix's upcoming Sabrina the Teenage Witch has cast another slew of actors in roles that sound very exciting. 

chance perdomo

First up is Chance Perdomo, who will take on the role of Ambrose Spellman aka Sabrina's warlock cousin from England. He is placed under house arrest by the Witches Council. 

The character is not allowed to leave the home he lives in with the Spellmans. He has a strong bond with Sabrina, and the report certainly makes it seem like the pair is inseparable. 

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The report also states that Ambrose is pansexual. 

Sabrina will mark the first American role for Perdomo, who has an IMDB page that boasts the likes of Midsomer Murders and Hetty Feather. 

He is represented by Authentic and the UK’s Scott Marshall Partners.

Meanwhile, Doctor Who veteran, Michelle Gomez has landed the series regular role of Mary Wardell.

Michelle Gomez

The teacher will be friendly with Sabrina, but she has an alter ego that tries to take Sabrina down a dark path. Sounds ominous, right?

We're sure Sabrina's aunts will have some choice words for Mary when they realize just how manipulative she can be. 

Aside from Doctor Who, the actress has appeared in Gotham and The Brink.

Lucy Davis

Finally, Lucy Davis (Wonder Woman) has been cast in the role of Aunt Hilda

The role was previously played by Caroline Rhea on the 1996 to 2003.

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Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the script for the new series which first landed at The CW as a companion to Riverdale. However, Netflix stepped in and offered up a two-season production commitment.

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That paved the way for the show to defect to Netflix. Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) was later cast as the titular character of Sabrina Spellman. 

"The hourlong drama reimagines the story of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft, naturally," reads the official logline.

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"The new iteration is described as in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist and finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit."

The town of Greendale has been featured several times on Riverdale, but there is still no confirmation about whether both shows will be set in the same universe. 

The move to Netflix has cast a cloud over the prospects, but we're sure we will get confirmation soon enough!

Okay, Sabrina Fanatics. Do you like everything you hear about this new series?

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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