Netflix announced this weekend that the first season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will debut in full on October 26.
The 10-episode series, which follows teen sorceress Sabrina Spellman and her encounters with the occult, is based on the Archie Comics series of the same name, and marks the first spinoff from The CW’s Riverdale.
Mad Men alumna Kiernan Shipka will star in the titular role whilst My Friend Dahmer star Ross Lynch will play her boyfriend, Harvey Kinkle. Wonder Woman breakout star Lucy Davis and The Lord of the Rings’s Miranda Otto will play Sabrina’s aunts Hilda and Zelda, respectively.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is said to be a darker take on the character and a step away from the breezy 90s sitcom, which starred Melissa Joan Hart as Sabrina.
When asked at L.A. Comic Con, Hart said, “I think our show was about magic and family, and I think the new one — it sounds like, I have no idea — but the new one is going to be more about witchcraft, dark stuff.”
“I think it sounds more Buffy the Vampire Slayer than it does Sabrina [The Teenage Witch] , so I think it will appeal to a different kind of audience and be a totally different show.”
As publicity for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina gets underway, we’ll continue to bring you all the latest news as and when we hear it.