T Lo’s favorite pretend-niece is turning out to be a real witch.
We’ve seen the first few episodes already and we’re not allowed to say much until the embargo lifts, but the look of the series, as you can tell from this teaser, makes it feel like the perfect Halloween-week binge. It very much has the look and visual language of some classic gothic horror from the late ’60s and ’70s, which makes it a real treat to look at. And yes, as should be clear by now, this is not going to be anything at all like the ’90s sitcom based on the same character. We’ve said it before: this is the age of the powerful, pissed-off woman in pop culture and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina looks to be right in line with the zeitgeist.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.
Cast includes: Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson, Bronson Pinchot, and Gavin Leatherwood. Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as chief creative officer of Archie Comics, penned the script for the series. Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces alongside Riverdale collaborators Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions.
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