This Is Not The Sabrina The Teenage Witch You Remember

This Is Not The Sabrina The Teenage Witch You Remember

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.

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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.

About The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | A witch’s 16th birthday is very special. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina tells the story of Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka), a half-witch half-mortal teenage girl. She’s been waiting her whole life for her 16th birthday, but something wicked this way comes, forcing her to choose between the path of light and the path of night.

Will Harrison

About the author | Will Harrison

Founder of The Unheard Nerd. A husband and father of two girls, Will is a fan of Nerdcore Hip-Hop, a comics fiend, a podcast host and champion of independent nerd culture. | Follow will on twitter: @TheUnheardNerd

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