Richard Coyle Cast In Villainous Role For Netflix’s ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’ Series
The casting for Netflix’s ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch‘ series just keeps getting better and better. The lovefest for British actors continues as Richard Coyle is cast in a villainous role on the show.
Based on the ‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’ comic book, the as-yet-untitled reboot is a dark coming-of-age tale traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. It’s more in the vein of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ or ‘The Exorcist’ than the lighthearted Melissa Joan Hart version of the 90’s. Sabrina must wrestle to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her and her family.
Coyle is set to play Father Blackwood, High Priest of the Church of Night and Dean of the Academy of the Unseen Arts. He is ruthless, ambitious, and hides a terrifying dark agenda that will put him in direct conflict with Sabrina and other members of the coven.
For those of you trying to place where you’ve seen Richard Coyle before, most recently he’s starred in the excellent ‘Hard Sun’ on the BBC, but has also popped up in ‘The Fall’, ‘Covert Affairs’, ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time’, played the lead in ‘Strange’. However, the older readers amongst you will probably remember him best as Jeff in Steven Moffat’s brilliant ‘Coupling’.
Richard will join will join Kiernan Shipka (‘Feud: Bette and Joan’, ‘Mad Men’) who landed the titular role as Sabrina. Miranda Otto (‘Homeland’, ’24: Legacy’) takes the role of the authoritarian Aunt Zelda, whilst Lucy Davies (‘The Office’, ‘Wonder Woman’), plays Sabrina’s gentler Aunt Hilda. Jaz Sinclair (‘The Vampire Diaries’) stars as Sabrina’s best friend Rosalind Walker, with Chance Perdomo playing Sabrina’s warlock cousin from England. Finally, Michelle Gomez (‘Doctor Who’) is set to play Mary Wardell, Sabrina’s favourite teacher… who unfortunately becomes possessed by the devil’s handmaiden, Madam Satan!
No news on when the as-yet-untitled ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch‘ series will land on Netflix, but we will bring you more as we get it.