Anticipation is building for “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”, Netflix’s new companion series to “Riverdale” that puts a scary new spin on Archie Comics’ Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Forget what you think you know about Sabrina — and the Melissa Joan Hart sitcom. This ET Canada exclusive takes viewers behind the scenes of the far darker take, with star Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”) and the rest of the cast on the set of the Vancouver-shot series, discussing what to expect from Sabrina’s journey as a half-witch, half-mortal who battles all manner of demonic beasts and supernatural threats — while still making time to get her homework done.
“‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’, starring Kiernan Shipka, 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,” describes Netflix in its synopsis for the show, which also stars Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson and Bronson Pinchot.
“Tonally in the vein of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘The Exorcist’, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.”
Meanwhile, Vancouver fans have a rare opportunity to take a terrifying tour of the Spellman house on Oct. 27 and 28, where they can cast a few spells, receive a witchy makeover, enjoy a potion or two and get an in-person sneak peek at the anticipated new series.
“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” debuts on Friday, Oct. 26; check out these behind-the-scenes photos from the set: