The show is based on the Archie comic book character or the same name who is a half witch (her mother a mortal and her father a wizard), who lives with her aunts Hilda & Zelda, who are full witches. This isn’t the first time Sabrina has been a live action TV show. Melissa Joan Hart played the title character on the ABC series Sabrina the teenage witch from 1996 to 2003. The show was pretty close to the comedy style of the 1962 comic book series.
Today the comic and series has taken a rather dark turn. In 2014 The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book was released after a positive reaction to her character in Afterlife with Archie series where she causes a zombie apocalypse. Even though the characters she once interacted with now have their own show, Riverdale. Sabrina probably won’t interact with the Archie, Jughead or any other of the kids from that show, but never say never.
Being that the show is on Netflix we can probably expect a bit “more” as far as the story goes, but only time will tell how far they push the horror aspect of the show from the trailer though it seems that things are definitely gonna get weird.
Kiernan Shipka stars as Sabrina in the new series and is joined by Lucy Davis (Wonder Woman) as Hilda Spellman, Miranda Otto (Annabelle: Creation) as Zelda Spellman, Michelle Gomez (Doctor Who) as Mary Wardell, Chance Perdomo as Ambrose Spellman, Richard Coyle as Father Blackwood, Tati Gabrielle as Prudence, Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle and Bronson Pinchot. The10 episode series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will release on Oct 26th, 5 days before Halloween