The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Trailer Confirms the Show’s Dark Tone

Netflix dropped our first The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina trailer this morning. And the teaser does a fantastic job of showing how very different this will be from the 1996 adaptation that starred Melissa Joan Hart.

From the series’ announcement, Netflix was very clear with what to expect. And today’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina trailer confirms it. Netflix compares their version of the Archie Comics tale to classic horror films like Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist. We don’t see anything that specifically gruesome here, but it is just a teaser.

Netflix stated that the show will revolve around “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.” Today’s brief 45 second The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina trailer gives hints to that, but it looks like the studio is saving the good stuff for later.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Trailer

As seen in today’s clip, Sabrina is celebrating her 16th birthday. Something Netflix says she’s been waiting for her entire life. With it comes her introduction to the witching world, but that’s not it. Today’s trailer description reads that “something wicked this way comes, forcing her to choose between the path of light and the path of night.”

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is the creator, executive producer and writer on the new Sabrina series. Netflix’s rendition is being led by Kiernan Shipka in the titular role. You’ll may recognize her as Sally Draper, Don Draper’s daughter, in AMC’s Mad Men.

Netflix has ordered 20 one hour episodes of the drama. Many of the folks that helped to make Riverdale (another Archie Comic) a success are onboard with this project as well. At the end of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina trailer we got confirmation that Netflix has slotted the show in an appropriate time slot. It begins streaming on the platform October 26th.

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