Just in time for the Halloween season, Netflix has began teasing us with The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a series based on the comic series with the same title. We all remember the charming television show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, during the 90s, but this version of our favorite witch from the Archie comics universe will be much darker. This time she is played by actress, Kiernan Shipka (known for her role in Mad Men).
Already, the show takes a lot of the same palette from CW’s Riverdale, since they are in the same “universe” so to speak. Imagine all the crossover possibilities.
Check out more new teaser character images below, including Sabrina’s aunts and good ol’ Harvey (played by Ross Lynch).
Harvey Kinkle is Sabrina’s boyfriend. The prince charming of this dark fairy tale, Harvey is the son of a coal miner, a dreamboat and a dreamer, completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart.
Hilda Spellman (Lucy Davis) is one of Sabrina’s two witch aunts. More nurturing than Zelda, Hilda’s motherly nature and warm sense of humor belie a wicked, ghoulish streak. She is as adept at brewing spite jars against her family’s enemies as she is at concocting love potions for the students at Baxter High.
Zelda Spellman (Miranda Otto) is Sabrina’s sterner witch aunt. Proud and devout, Zelda believes there is no greater honor than serving the Dark Lord as a member of the Church of Night. She is the family’s disciplinarian, fiercely protective of Sabrina, and very much Cain to Hilda’s Abel.
Father Blackwood (Richard Coyle) is High Priest of the Church of Night and Dean of the Academy of the Unseen Arts. Ruthless and ambitious, Blackwood hides a terrifying dark agenda that will put him in direct conflict with Sabrina and other members of the coven.
Ambrose Spellman (Chance Perdomo) is Sabrina’s warlock cousin from England. Placed under house-arrest by the Witches Council, Ambrose is forbidden from leaving the funeral home where he lives with the Spellman woman. Witty, puckish, and pan-sexual, he is one of Sabrina’s partners in crime, always up for mischief.
THE WEIRD SISTERS; Agatha (Adeline Rudolph), Prudence (Tati Gabrielle), Dorcas (Abigail Cowen) The three Weird Sisters—a trio of powerful, uncanny teenage witches at the Academy of Unseen Arts who look down their noses at Sabrina for being half-mortal.
Nicholas Scratch (Gavin Leatherwood) is a young, handsome warlock at the Academy of Unseen Arts who befriends new student Sabrina Spellman. An acolyte of Sabrina’s father’s teachings, Nicholas is drawn to Sabrina, as well, and there are immediate sparks between them.
Sabrina’s friends, Rosalind Walker (Jaz Sinclair) and Susie Patman (Lachlan Watson). Rosalind, the brash, empowered and outspoken daughter of Greendale’s minister and Sabrina’s best friend at Baxter High. Susie Putnam is one of Sabrina’s friends at Baxter High and a founding member of the school’s newly formed WICCA club. Brave and optimistic despite being bullied at school, Susie lives on a farm at the outskirts of town and deals with a terrifying supernatural threat at home.
Mary Wardwell, aka Madam Satan (Michelle Gomez) is Sabrina’s favorite teacher and mentor at Baxter High. When she is possessed by the Devil’s handmaiden, Madam Satan, Ms. Wardwell turns into a sultry, cunning manipulator, always trying to lure Sabrina down the Path of Night.
Are we excited to see Miranda Otto play Aunt Zelda? I AM!
This coming-of-age story with dark witchcraft promises to be pretty spooky, taking inspiration from Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist. The show will premiere on Netflix on October 26.