Netflix’s reboot, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, based on the Archie Horror comic series of the same name, and a sort-of-not-really re-imagining of the 90’s television series Sabrina the Teenage Witch, has been given and official air-date.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was announced by Netflix a little earlier this year. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will make its worldwide debut on October 26th, just in time for Halloween. It was also revealed recently that the highly anticipated series has already been given the greenlit for a second season by the streaming service.
Who is Sabrina Spellman?
The original Sabrina the Teenage Witch series starred Melissa Joan Hart in the title role, and ran from 1996 to 2003. Following the life of teenage witch Sabrina Spellman, Sabrina the Teenage Witch was a gentle and enjoyable family comedy show. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina stars Kiernan Shipka in the title role of Sabrina. The new series re-imagines the adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch, opting for a dark, coming-of-age horror – closer in tone to the original comic series.
In addition, the cast includes Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson and Bronson Pinchot.
The news of Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina certainly struck a chord. Sure, we are all excited due to a lasting sense of nostalgia for something from our childhood. I believe that this show may have the legs to stand on its own. Can The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina step out of the shadow of its campy comedic predecessor? Guess we’ll see this Halloween if The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina can cast a spell over us.