Bronson Pinchot cast in a recurring role in The CW’s Sabrina series
Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers) has been cast in a recurring role in The CW’s upcoming Sabrina series, according to Deadline. He’ll play George Hawthorne, the principal of Baxter High. He’s constantly up against Sabrina (Kieran Shipka) and her friends.
Sabrina is based on the comic book Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which reimagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.
Now that the two shows are on different networks, It remains to be seen if there will be any formal association between Riverdale and the Sabrina series. The Chiling Adventures of Sabrina comic book series features brief appearances by Archie characters like Betty and Veronica, but it is primarily a self-contained narrative.
Aguirre-Sacasa is writing the adaptation (the comic book basis for which he also wrote) and will executive produce. Lee Toland Krieger will direct and executive produce with Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater. No premiere date has been set for the series.
Bronson Pinchot is known for playing the role of Balki Bartokomous in the comedy series Perfect Strangers. He’s appeared in the Beverly Hills Cop films as well as True Romance, Risky Business and the TV series Ray Donovan.
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