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The first trailer for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is way more creepy than I expected

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When Riverdale, The CW’s modern revisionist take on the classic Archie Comics came out, I was greatly intrigued. Four episodes in and my intrigue had vanished almost as rapidly as the beefcake Archie’s shirt seems to do on a regular basis on the show. By turning the happy-go-lucky comic strip into a glossy, soapie murder mystery, the producers had gone for a very extreme reboot. However, under that new veneer was still the romantic triangle angle and other familiarities.

Based on that experience, I expected the same treatment for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, an adaptation of Archie Comics spinoff Sabrina the Teenage Witch originally developed by Riverdale’s Roberto Aguirre-Sacassa as a companion series on The CW. Keep the magical charm and whimsy, but just add some high politics or something like that. The first teaser trailer though, is nothing like that.

Netflix has since snapped up the rights of the show (Aguirre-Sacassa has indicated a Riverdale crossover is still in the works) and dropped the first preview last night, which plays out like an unsettling nightmare complete with demons, creepy women and haunting as hell reworking of Happy Birthday. This is certainly unexpected and a far cry from Melissa Joan Hart’s cutesy mid-90s Sabrina the Teenage Witch TV series. Check it out below.

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 the night.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina also stars Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Richard Coyle, Ross Lynch, Tati Gabrielle and Bronson Pinchot. Yes, that Bronson Pinchot from Perfect Strangers.

Netflix has ordered two 10-episode seasons upfront (one of the main reasons the producers made the move from The CW) and the first season will premiere on 26 October just in time for Halloween.

Last Updated: September 14, 2018

16 Comments

  1. Saw this earlier and, DAAAAAAAMN, colour me intrigued.

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  2. Pariah

    September 14, 2018 at 13:50

    Wow that looks cool. Onto my watchlist it goes.

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  3. Kromas

    September 14, 2018 at 13:59

    But will Salem talk?

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  4. Original Heretic

    September 14, 2018 at 14:05

    The article title bugs me…

    Shouldn’t it be “creepier” instead of “more creepy”? “More” and “most” for degrees of comparison should only be used if there isn’t an “-ier” or “-iest” suffix/variation of a word, as far as I’m aware.

    Oh god, I’ve gone full on grammar Nazi on this one…

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    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 14, 2018 at 14:17

      I guess he could of done that, would be more good.

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      • Original Heretic

        September 14, 2018 at 14:26

        You couldn’t think of something betterer to say?

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        • RinceThis

          September 14, 2018 at 14:38

          Itare friday!

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          • Original Heretic

            September 14, 2018 at 14:44

            Wow, a three word sentence with just as many errors.

            I feel like saying something very offensive.

          • Pariah

            September 14, 2018 at 15:14

            How about saying “Rince’s face”? That’s very offensive.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 14, 2018 at 14:57

      • Dresden

        September 14, 2018 at 14:30

        *gooder

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    • Yondaime

      September 14, 2018 at 14:36

      C’mon man it’s Friday, Kervyn did his bestest.

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      • Original Heretic

        September 14, 2018 at 14:42

        I know! It’s just that Kervyn’s writing is usually on point, seeing something like this was just a touch jarring on the eyes.
        Been spending so much time on editing recently, my eyes pick up the smallest issue.

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  5. RinceThis

    September 14, 2018 at 14:38

    looking good!

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