‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’ Released A New Pic Of Salem In Reaction To A Snub From Netflix


Don’t cross Salem!  August 8 was apparently International Cats Day and Netflix had the audacity to pay tribute to Fat Louie from ‘The Princess Diaries’ with the caption “There is one — and only one — legend we recognize on “.  That did not go over well with the official Twitter account for one of the streaming service’s most anticipated new shows of the fall, ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’.  The show’s Twitter account posted a new photo of Salem, the cursed warlock trapped in the body of a cat, from the show, with the response “the real legend, opurrrr.”

In the original ‘Sabrina’ comic books, Salem was a slightly cartoon-y, but otherwise ordinary cat.  But on the ABC sitcom, ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’, Salem was a warlock trapped in a cat’s body after attempting to take over the world.  This Salem could talk and the show was so successful, that this origin was transferred over to the comics.

It’s not quite known yet whether the ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ will keep that element or not, but it is likely, seeing as how the older-skewing ‘Chilling Adventures’ comics feature a talking Salem.

We’ll know for sure on October 26, when the first ten-episode season of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ becomes available on Netflix.  The show was created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (‘Riverdale’) and he will serve as showrunner.  The series stars  Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina Spellman, with Miranda OttoLucy Davis, Chance Perdomo, Ross LynchBronson PinchotRichard Coyle, Jaz Sinclair,  Lachlan Watson, Tati Gabrielle,  Abigail F. Cowen, Adeline Rudolph, Gavin Leatherwood and Michelle Gomez.

Netflix ordered two seasons right from the start and both seasons were filmed back to back.  No word when the second season will premiere, but most likely it will be in fall of next year, around Halloween.

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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