Be afraid of ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’
If you’ve been to Film Daily more than once, you’ll probably know we have a lot of love for Riverdale. We’re pretty much obsessed with the dark retelling from the Archie comics universe (even though the Dark Betty trope can be pretty annoying at times).
Our cup ranneth over when we heard Netflix would be giving The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina a similar witchtastic treatment. We don’t want to be traitors to our generation though – Sabrina the Teenage Witch is still one of our favorite teen shows of all time.
We’re stoked to bring you the full trailer for the new Netflix show to be dropped on October 26, perfect timing for Halloween 2018.
Kiernan Shipka, who famously played Don Draper’s daughter Sally in Mad Men, flies into the titular role previously inhabited by Melissa Joan Hart. From the trailer we can tell Sabrina will have a little more trouble than the average high school girl.
For OG Sabrina fans, it’s probably a huge comfort to hear the teenage witch will be joined by her familiar, Salem. The black cat will be played by a real feline this time and was one of the first actors to be cast.
The new series was created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, currently impressing us by wearing all the hats and killing it. He’s the Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics who brought the beleaguered comic book brand back from the clutches of bankruptcy.
Aguirre-Sacasa is a comic book, musical, TV show, and movie writer who worked on shows like Glee and is of course also the showrunner for Riverdale and now the creator of the new Sabrina. When does the guy sleep? The main cast is rounded out by Jaz Sinclair, Bronson Pinchot, Chance Perdomo, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, and Richard Coyle, all young TV talents.
We do know the Archie comic books are saturated with gothic horror elements and macabre details. From our first peeks at the show, it looks as if it won’t be a sloppy and unnecessary reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch. We’re placing bets on it being the darkest young adult show on air, or at least on Netflix.
Sadly, we can report there are no plans for a Riverdale crossover yet – but that doesn’t mean it couldn’t happen in future seasons.
Here’s everything we know so far about The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – make sure you cram in time for the October premiere on Netflix.