Sabrina is heading back to our screens, but this version is a far cry from the Melissa Joan Hart comedy of our childhood.
From the makers of the Archie re-imagining, ‘Riverdale’, comes a darker take on Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ comes straight from the pages of an Archie Comics (Archie Horror imprint) series of the same name and is presented in stark contrast to the light-hearted comedy we saw on our screens in the ’90s.
Fans will recognise the same characters, but the show will be a lot more macabre. The trailer suggests this much to be true with a sinister rendition of Happy Birthday and Sabrina blowing out candles on a cake on her sixteenth birthday. The day she chooses to become a witch.
Originally developed as a ‘Riverdale’ spin-off, ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ appears to exist independently for the moment with no immediate plans for a cross-over.
Online streaming platform, Netflix, has ordered two seasons of the show with the first being made available on October 28th. Fittingly just ahead of Halloween.
Kiernan Shipka stars as the titular character.