Sabrina Casts Miranda Otto as Aunt Zelda!

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Well, this is some excellent casting news!

Australian actress Miranda Otto has landed the role of Zelda Spellman on Netflix's Sabrina the Teenage Witch reboot. 

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The character is described as follows: “Proud and devout, Zelda believes there is no greater honor than serving the Dark Lord as a member of the Church of Night."

"She is the family’s disciplinarian, fiercely protective of Sabrina and very much Cain to Hilda’s Abel.”

On the TV front,  Otto most recently appeared in Fox's ill-fated 24: Legacy. That show was given the pink slip after one low-rated season. 

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The new series is said to be a darker take on the franchise, which will be a complete 180 to the ABC/WB series which aired from 1996 to 2003. 

"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."

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Ever since it was announced that Kiernan Shipka would be playing Sabrina, the casting news as been coming at a breakneck pace. 

Late last week, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, and Lucy Davis landed roles as Ambrose Spellman, Mary Wardell and Aunt Hilda, respectively. 

Also, we also got our first look at Salem aka the talking cat, and he looks very similar to the way he did back in the day. 

Salem on Sabrina

The reboot landed at The CW last year, but Netflix swooped in and gave it a two-season, 20 episode order, and it made the move to the streaming giant. 

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It was initially envisioned as a companion series to Riverdale, but there's still no confirmation whether both shows will exist in the same universe. 

What do you think about this latest casting news?

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