Netflix's 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' to Cast Premiere Spell in October

On a stage filled with Sabrina lookalikes performing for the crowd, Netflix formally announced that Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will work its 10-episode magic across the streaming service on October 26th. Riverdale's Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa penned the script for the series and serves as executive producer alongside Riverdale collaborators Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger.

The announcement comes less than a month after Netflix released the first official poster for the series. The poster's artwork does a stunning job of showing the bond that exists between the series' titular witch (Kiernan Shipka) and her familiar Salem (voice actor not yet announced):

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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. 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.

Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Richard Coyle, Bronson Pinchot, Tati Gabrielle, Abigail Cowen, Adeline Rudolph & Justin Dobies star in the upcoming Netflix series.

Billed as a spinoff of The CW's popular reimagining of the Archie universe Riverdale (though what connection if any the two series may have has yet to be determined), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina tells the real story behind the teenage witch's occult origins. Sabrina's dark coming-of-age story has her confronting horror, the occult, and witchcraft and sees Sabrina struggle to reconcile her dual nature of being half-witch and half-mortal while trying to protect her family – and the world – from the forces of evil.

With a pilot script ('October Country') written by Aguirre-Sacasa and Arrow's Berlanti serving as executive producer, the series received a straight-to-series order from Netflix. The streaming service secured the deal with a minimum commitment for 20 episodes over two seasons. Here are some early looks at the series, courtesy of Aguirre-Sacasa:

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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