Original ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ cast reunites -- and weighs in on The CW's reboot! (Exclusive)

ET got the chance to jump in the Spellmans’ closet and head to the Other Realm -- for just one day.

Melissa Joan Hart and eight of her Sabrina the Teenage Witch co-stars -- Nick Bakay (Salem), Caroline Rhea (Aunt Hilda), Beth Broderick (Aunt Zelda), Nate Richert (Harvey), Alimi Ballard (Quizmaster), David Lascher (Josh), Soleil Moon Frye (Roxie) and Elisa Donovan (Morgan) -- reunited at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con on Saturday, and only ET was invited backstage to chat with the cast.

“We have some of the best fans in the world,” Hart gushes to ET. “People feel like ... we were in their living room's every Friday night, or their college dorm room, you know, I feel like people, when they say that they grew up with us, that's, like, the best compliment we can get.”

“I get called 'Aunt Hilda' every day and have since 1996, and I will answer to it happily,” Rhea says.

It’s been more than 20 years since the series first premiered, and nearly 15 since it ended, but interest in the series continues to grow. In fact, The CW is readying a reboot called The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina as a companion series for its current Archie Comics property, Riverdale. Unfortunately, that means a proper Sabrina revival is out of the question, as Hart and her mom no longer own the rights to the character.

The cast of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch reunites at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con on Saturday, Oct. 28. From left to right: Nick Bakay, Carole Rhea, Beth Broderick, Melissa Joan Hart, Elisa Donovan, Soleil Moon Frye, David Lascher, Alimi Ballard and Nate Richert.

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“I think we would do it in a heartbeat if we could,” Broderick says. “We're family. I was really excited just to come and see these girls.”

“If we could go back to the set tomorrow, I would do it,” Hart agrees.

Rhea admits she’s “annoyed” a new version of Sabrina is coming to TV, confessing she fears for her character’s legacy, calling the show “a bummer.”

“If they make Aunt Hilda mean, and, like, psycho?” she says. “It’s, like, dark!”

From what Hart knows, The CW’s version will be a “more millennial soap opera,” so more Buffy, the Vampire Slayer and less Bewitched -- which Bakay dubs “bulls**t.” Moon Frye and Donovan say they, too, hope the reboot doesn’t tarnish the original series’ legacy.

Melissa Joan Hart through the years
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UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 16: SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH - 'The Pom Pom Incident' - Season Three - 10/16/98, Dom DeLuise guest starred as Cousin Mortimer. Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina) also stars., (Photo by Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - 1994: Actress Melissa Joan Hart poses for a portrait in 1994 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Melissa Joan Hart during 1994 Kid's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
CANADA - APRIL 07: SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH (MOVIE) - 4/7/96, Melissa Joan Hart (as Sabrina) stars in this original cable television motion picture that inspired the popular ABC-TV series of the same name., (SHOWTIME), MELISSA JOAN HART (Photo by Showtime/ABC via Getty Images)
CANADA - APRIL 07: SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH (MOVIE) - 4/7/96, Melissa Joan Hart (as Sabrina) stars in this original cable television motion picture that inspired the popular ABC-TV series of the same name., (SHOWTIME), MELISSA JOAN HART (Photo by Showtime/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 14: SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH - 'First Kiss' - Season One - 2/14/97, Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart) ignored Salem's warning that her kiss would turn Harvey into a frog., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1116 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Melissa Joan Hart during an interview with host Jay Leno on March 31, 1997 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 15: SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH - gallery - Season Four - 8/15/99, Beth Broderick, Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, (Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
Melissa Joan Hart during The 29th Annual American Music Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Melissa Joan Hart (amerikanischer Fernseh-Star 'Sabrina'), ZDF-Gala zum '3.Laureus World Sports Award', Monte Carlo/Monaco, 'Grimaldi-Forum', Ankunft, (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: Melissa Joan Hart attending the premiere of 'The Tuxedo' in Hollywood 09/19/02 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
Melissa Joan Hart during 'Win A Date With Tad Hamilton!' World Premiere at Pacific Crest Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Melissa Joan Hart during 'Wimbledon' World Premiere - Arrivals at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Melissa Joan Hart at the The Renberg Theater in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
Mark Wilkerson, Mason Wilkerson and Melissa Joan Hart (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for Disney Pictures)
Melissa Joan Hart and son Mason during The Second Annual VH1 Big Shopping To Benefit The VH1 Save The Music Foundation in West Hollywood, California, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic for VH1 - Off Air Creative)
STUDIO CITY, CA - MAY 28: (L-R) Mason Walter Wilkerson, Melissa Joan Hart and Braydon Hart Wilkerson attend the Playroom's first anniversary benefiting Friends of the Family hosted by Melissa Joan Hart on May 28, 2008 at the Playroom in Studio City, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 07: Actress Melissa Joan Hart attends Auto Club Speedway's Pepsi 500 at The Roosevelt Hotel on October 7, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 903' - It was a night of Samba and Rumba on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Larkey/ABC via Getty Images) MARK BALLAS, MELISSA JOAN HART
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actress Melissa Joan Hart arrives at the Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Event at Voyeur on November 18, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (L-r) Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Melissa Joan Hart appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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MONACO - JUNE 08: Melissa Joan Hart attends Photocall for 'Melissa & Joey' during the 51st Monte Carlo TV Festival on June 8, 2011 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
MARTINSVILLE, VA - APRIL 03: Actress Melissa Joan Hart speaks with the media prior to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on April 3, 2016 in Martinsville, Virginia. (Photo by Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)

“Our version was family friendly,” Donovan notes. “It's magical, it's female driven. Everybody can watch it. It's smart and it's witty, and I feel really good about that. I keep saying that, but I really mean it.”

“I think we all in the world need some magic right now,” Moon Frye adds.

So far, creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has only confirmed two original characters for the reboot: Sabrina and her love interest, Harvey.

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“I can’t wait to see it,” Richert says. “It's gonna be a completely different thing, and I can't wait to see the twist and how it takes on its own life. I can't wait to watch it.”

Richert would be down for a guest spot on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, admitting he would love to play into the darker world.

“I think I could be a scary murderer at this point,” he says, noting his bald head and goatee -- a big departure from his Harvey’s floppy long hair and sideburns.

Broderick and Hart are open to joining the reboot, as well, though Hart acknowledges it might be “weird.”

“Who am I going to play?” she asks. “I don't know … I played the aunts on the animated series, my sister played Sabrina, 'cause it was a prequel. So, I played the aunts on that with, like, you know, voices, but like, I don't know. I guess, I guess. Never say never, but I'm not expecting it.”

“We just wish them well,” Broderick says. “Good luck. I hope it works out for them. We love the character, we love the show, we love the whole spirit of it, and I wish them well.”

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