We haven’t seen the adorably awkward Sabrina Spellman bewitch our television screens in over 15 years. Well after seeing the images released by Netflix today for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, it’s clear that there will be nothing adorable or awkward about the new head-witch-in-charge of this reboot.
In the first image released, we see Kiernan Shipka rocking a red overcoat as Sabrina. From the still we can tell the series will carry a different vibe as the witch looks like she could have been plucked right out of a Twilight film. Netflix promises a darker tone than that of the 1996 comedy series Sabrina The Teenage Witch, which starred Melissa Joan Hart.
Darker is one thing, but the second image released is downright spooky! Netflix described the image as a “dark baptism of Sabrina.” I’m no warlock, but that sounds pretty chilling! It seems like Sabrina might have been pulled out of bed for this ceremony as she is kneeling in her nightie. Also, be sure to check out the array of witnesses present, such as the three women dressed in matching frocks, and the shirtless man wearing a bunny mask. No one ever wears a bunny mask to actually look like a bunny. This is weird.
The series is brought to us by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, the same man who created the wildly popular Riverdale. Having Sacasa partnering with Netflix means we should hunker down for the twists and turns this series will take us through.
Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina will debut on October 26th! Stay tuned for more updates!