After 15 years the teenage witch character Sabrina returns to our TV screens! The “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” officially has a release date set for 26th October on Netflix. The show will star Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina Spellman. Alongside Shipka the show will also star several British actors including Lucy Davis (The Office), Michelle Gomez (Doctor Who) and Richard Coyle (Coupling).
The show will be quite different to the original “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” which aimed more towards families. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, as you can tell by the title will be a much more dark TV show compared to the original. Netflix said “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft.”.
The show is based off the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book by Archie Comics. Archie Comics is well known for it’s other hit show, Riverdale. Sabrina was originally planned to be a companion show to Riverdale however due to Netflix picking up the rights to the show we think its unlikely a crossover will happen (although it is possible, Supergirl crossed over with The Flash before Supergirl eventually ended up moving to the same network as The Flash).
Whilst we haven’t confirmed this with Netflix as this is a global Netflix original we expect the entire 20 episode season to be released on Netflix on the 26th October.