Netflix’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch series will be dark

Netflix has revealed two photos from its upcoming series titled Chilling Adventures of Sabrina featuring everyone’s favorite teenage witch, Sabrina. Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is writing the series, and if you’re familiar with Riverdale, then be prepared for Archie characters becoming gloomy and edgy. It will be a dark coming-of-age story following Sabrina the Teenage Witch as she deals with horror, the occult and witchcraft. The tone is described to be similar to Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, and Sabrina will be struggling with her being half-witch and half-mortal.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Sabrina the Teenage Witch was made popular by the live-action series in the ’90s starring Melissa Joan Hart. It was a sitcom that aired during T.G.I.F. that followed the teenage witch as she deals with high school drama and being half-witch. It even spawned a made-for-TV movie.

Aguirre-Sacasa has been known to change the tone of the Archie comic books with Riverdale, a live-action series on The CW where Archie Andrews and the gang are dealing with a murder mystery. With him behind Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, don’t expect the happier tone from the ’90s show. (See the opening above for an example of the tonal shift.) The photos released is already somber, and Sabrina isn’t looking pleased.

The series stars 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.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is the CCO of Archie Comics, and in addition to writing the upcoming series, he’s the executive producer with Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will premiere on October 26.

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