Archie has got his dark teen reboot – now it’s time for Sabrina. The new promo for the Teenage Witch’s new Netflix show only makes this all the more clear. Titled The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the show promises to mix witchcraft-oriented horror alongside traditional teen angst.
Check out the creepy teaser below:
The teaser shows us all manner of creepiness. From the image of Spellman Mortuary to the masked kids to the ritual circle to the horned demon, there’s plenty to freak you out here. The ominous singing of ‘Happy Birthday’ over the action doesn’t help things, either.
But hey, we see Sabrina kissing a potential love interest. So, the teen drama elements might balance out the horror.
Of course, as the trailer mentions, the show is helmed by the people who brought you Riverdale. The recent teaser for that show’s third season has shown similar supernatural imagery. Could this hint at a possible crossover between the two shows?
It’s a toughie. After all, Riverdale‘s official home is on the CW Network in the USA. Episodes are just posted on Netflix the day after for everybody else.
However, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a Netflix exclusive. It has no connection to the CW. However, since Sabrina’s hometown of Greendale has been mentioned on Riverdale, it’d be a crime not to do something.
Indeed, Archie and Sabrina occupy the same shared universe in the comics.
Perhaps the most famous adaptation of the character is in the 1990’s show, Sabrina The Teenage Witch. Sabrina was portrayed by Melissa Joan Hart, with the show itself more comedy-oriented. Defying traditional lore, the young witch learns of her supernatural gifts on her sixteenth birthday (in the comics, Sabrina knows her whole life). She also lives in Boston, Massachusetts unlike her native Greendale in the comics.
Expect to see the show premiere on Netflix October 26th this year. Just in time for Halloween!
Are you looking forward to the Netflix series? If so, what do you hope to see? We’d love to hear your thoughts below!
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