The Netflix Sabrina Series Casts Ross Lynch as Sabrina’s Boyfriend

Ross Lynch has been cast in the upcoming Netflix Sabrina TV series

Ross Lynch (My Friend Dahmer) has been cast in the role of Harvey Kinkle in the upcoming Netflix Sabrina series, according to Variety. Harvey Kinkle is the human boyfriend of Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka). Ross Lynch will join Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, and Bronson Pinchot in the cast.

Kinkle is described as, “the son of a coal miner, a dreamboat and a dreamer, completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart.” In the original series starring Melissa Joan Hart, the role was played by Nate Richert.

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.

Roberto 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.

Ross Lynch is known for his work in the film My Friend DahmerMuppets Most Wanted and the TV series Austin & Ally.

Are you guys interested in the upcoming Sabrina series? What do you think of Ross Lynch in the role of Harvey Kinkle? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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