Netflix has just released the first two images from its Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the show that will focus way more on the whole witch aspect of Sabrina the teenage witch. Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Riverdale’s showrunner, wrote the script for the series, and will executive produce alongside others who also worked on Riverdale, including Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger. The show will be a far cry from the lighthearted sitcom romp that Melissa Joan Hart brought us on ABC’s Sabrina the Teenage Witch, with a tone reportedly more similar to The Exorcist. The show will even debut on the very spooky date of October 26, prime time for scary movie viewing.
The stills released today include one of star Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina and the other of the “Baptism of Sabrina,” which offers further proof that this generation’s Sabrina will be decidedly more of a hanging-out-in-the-woods witch as opposed to a hanging-out-at-The-Slicery witch. While they don’t give much away, it’s heartening to know they seem to be taking a page from Riverdale’s book when it comes to making sure every character is stylish. And yet, they do not answer the most central, gnawing question we still have: Wwill the cat talk??