The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina finally finds its Harvey Kinkle


Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has finally found its leading man with the talented Ross Lynch.

Expected to be much darker than the Melissa Joan Hart adaptation, the series took its time to find an actor capable of strong dramatic material. Produced by the same people responsible for The CW’s Riverdale, the show is expected to have a tone closer to classic horror movies.

Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a massive tonal shift from the typical Archie Comics. The streaming service has already found its titular hero in the form of another young star, Kiernan Shipka. Described as a “coming-of-age” story, it’s already being compared to Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist.

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However, Harvey will be the lone bright spot throughout the darker universe of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Described as “Prince Charming,” he isn’t aware of the witchcraft that has taken over his town. In a glimpse of the script released by Sacasa last year, he can be seen confused by one of Sabrina’s conversations regarding magic.

The former Disney Channel star recently impressed critics in the recent film My Friend Dahmer as the titular serial killer. While his previous credits include more family-friendly titles such as Teen Beach Movie and Austin & Ally, his big screen debut definitely squashes any fears.

He is completely captivating in the role of Jeffrey Dahmer and is a talented up-and-coming actor in the business. Based on how long the casting process took for the character, it’s safe to say that Netflix is confident in their decision.

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Production has already begun for the Netflix series, with the cast officially rounded out. It’s unclear when the show is expected to hit the streaming service, but it’s slated for 2018/2019.

Hoping to capitalize on the popularity of Riverdale, fans can probably expect it to premiere around the same time as The CW show in the fall.