First Look at Netflix’s ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

chilling adventures of sabrina

Can’t wait for crisp fall nights and the slow creep of the Halloween season? Netflix has you covered. The streaming service has just released the first photos from much-anticipated series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and this witchy tale is far from the charming, wacky 90s show you may remember. From Riverdale showrunner and collaborators Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, and Sarah Schechter, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina tells the origins and various adventures of Sabrina Spellman from the ongoing graphic novel series of the same name.

Our first look at Kiernan Shipka as half-mortal, half-witch Sabrina is delightfully atmospheric. The series promises a darker story, blending elements of horror, the occult, and witchcraft into Sabrina’s journey as a teenager battling evil that threatens her, her family, and the world of ordinary humans. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is, in this new iteration, closer to the likes of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist according to Netflix, leaning heavily into the horror side of the narrative.

The teaser images, which also feature Sabrina’s aunts Hilda (Lucy Davis) and Zelda (Miranda Otto) alongside The Weird Sisters (Abigail Cowen, Adeline Rudolph, and Tati Gabrielle), give off those sinister, appropriately chilling and dark vibes. A dramatic occult baptism in the middle of the woods? Sounds promising. It’ll be interesting to see just how the series plays with all of these elements and how far into the darkness The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina goes.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premieres October 26 on Netflix.