Netflix Announces A Bewitching Premier Date For ‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’e

Netflix has announced when the first season of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ will be available and the timing couldn’t be more perfect.  The supernatural Archie Comics thriller will be released on Friday, October 26, the Friday before Halloween, which falls on the following Wednesday.  That gives viewers six days to binge all ten episodes before waiting for the second season, which will also consist of ten episodes.  Netflix ordered two seasons right off the bat in December after another Archie Comics-based series ‘Riverdale’ had performed extremely well for the streaming service when it became available last summer.

Like ‘Riverdale’, ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is a dark spin on the classically comedic characters.  This darker approach has been compared to ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘The Exorcist’.  ‘Mad Men’ alum Kiernan Shipka will portray the titular teenage witch, Sabrina Spellman, while Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis play her aunts, fellow witches Zelda and Hilda.  Newcomer Chance Perdomo will appear as Sabrina’s cousin Ambrose, a necromancer, while Ross Lynch plays her boyfriend Harvey Kinkle, who will be revealed as the latest in a long line of witch hunters.  Bronson Pinchot has a recurring role as her tyrannical human principal, George Hawthorne, while Richard Coyle plays a sinister head warlock, Father Blackwood.  Jaz Sinclair portrays Sabrina’s human best friend Rosalind Walker, while Lachlan Watson plays another human friend, Susie Putnam.  But in the realm of witches, Sabrina will be tormented by the “Weird Sisters,” a trio of mean girls based on the witches from ‘Macbeth’– Tati Gabrielle (Prudence), Abigail F. Cowen (Dorcas) and Adeline Rudolph (Agatha).  Gavin Leatherwood appears as another warlock, Nicholas Scratch, while ‘Doctor Who”s Michelle Gomez plays Sabrina’s favorite teacher, Mary Wardell, who falls under an evil influence.

Before ‘Sabrina’ was picked up by Netflix, plans were underway to pitch it as a direct spin-off of ‘Riverdale’ for The CW, with seeds planted in the second season of that series– including the mentions of the dark and mysterious neighboring town of Greendale.  While Sabrina and her classmates will live in Greendale and attend Baxter High, with the show now being offered on Netflix, there are no plans for ‘Sabrina’ to cross over with ‘Riverdale’.

Once again, the first season of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ will be available on Friday, October 26.

Source: TV Line

Jason Motes

Jason’s earliest memory is of watching ‘Batman,’ followed shortly by a memory of playing Batman & Robin with a friend, which entailed running outside in just their underwear and towels as capes. When adults told them they couldn’t run around outside in their underwear, both boys promptly whipped theirs off and ran around in just capes. Jason’s father gamely agreed to read him comic books as bedtime stories instead of ‘Snow White.’ (Super Friends being his favorite.) Jason saw all of the original Star Wars movies (and Indiana Jones and Superman and Star Trek…) in the theaters. Yes, he is old. And grew up in the most GEEKTASTIC decade ever, the 80s, devouring a steady diet of GI Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe, Princess of Power and (best of all) Jem! (It totally counts as sci fi! They had a sentient computer that projected holograms!) Jason has studied literature, journalism, film history and has a degree in creative writing (and a minor in psychology) from the University of South Alabama. He has worked as a technical writer and proofreader. These days, most of his creative energy goes into his blog and writing for this site! He lives with the cutest puppies ever.

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