One year after “Riverdale” became a hit as a dark retelling of Archie Comics stories, Netflix is betting on the same strategy working for its witchy counterpart.
Following the first peek at “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” earlier this month, Netflix has shared an extended glimpse at the character and the supernatural world she inhabits. Kiernan Shipka steps into the role made famous on TV by Melissa Joan Hart, this time as a Sabrina with a few more problems to face than the perils of high school.
“The Age of Adaline” director Lee Toland Krieger takes up the same role on the pilot, after previously jumping behind the camera for “You” and the aforementioned “Riverdale.” The latter series also served as the first showrunning gig for Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who created this TV version of the Archie Comics classics.
Lest you fear that this incarnation of “Sabrina” would be bereft of Salem, her black cat confidant, take comfort in the knowledge that the kitty co-star was one of the first details that Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed after the show was officially announced. Aside from Shipka and her furry friend, Jaz Sinclair, Bronson Pinchot, Chance Perdomo, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, and Richard Coyle also round out the main cast.
“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” premieres October 26 on Netflix. Watch the trailer below.