LOS GATOS – Netflix has released the first two official photos from its new supernatural series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina starring Kiernan Shipka. The stills show Kiernan Shipka as main character Sabrina Spellman, and a scene from the dark baptism of Sabrina.


Chilling Adventures of Sabrina imagines the origin and adventures of the Archie Comics character 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.


The show cast also includes Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson, Bronson Pinchot and Gavin Leatherwood, amongst others.


Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics, penned the script for the series. Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces alongside Riverdale collaborators Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger.


The drama hails from Warner Bros Television-based Berlanti Productions. Filming took place in Vancouver, British Columbia, where two seasons were shot back-to-back.


Set for a 26 October launch, the show will premiere on Netflix: http://www.netflix.com/chillingadventuresofsabrina


The full main cast list is as follows:


  • Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina Spellman: A half-human, half-witch teenager attending Baxter High, who is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, while trying to maintain a normal life.


  • Jaz Sinclair as Rosalind Walker: The brash, empowered and outspoken daughter of Greendale’s minister and Sabrina’s best friend.


  • Michelle Gomez as Mary Wardell / Madam Satan: Sabrina’s favourite teacher and mentor at Baxter High, who becomes possessed by the devil’s handmaiden to become Madam Satan, a cunning manipulator.


  • Chance Perdomo as Ambrose Spellman: Sabrina’s pansexual warlock cousin from England, who is her partner in crime, but is forbidden from leaving the Spellman home after being placed under house arrest by the Witches Council.


  • Lucy Davis as Hilda Spellman: One of Sabrina’s two witch aunts, who has a motherly nature and warm sense of humour, and is skilled at brewing potions.


  • Miranda Otto as Zelda Spellman: One of Sabrina’s two witch aunts, who is sterner than Hilda and very protective of Sabrina. She is also a member of the Church of Night, devout to the Dark Lord.


  • Richard Coyle as Father Blackwood: The High Priest of the Church of Night and Dean of the Academy of the Unseen Arts, who gets into conflict with Sabrina.


  • Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle: Sabrina’s charming, dreamy boyfriend who is the son of a coal miner and unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart.


  • Tati Gabrielle as Prudence: A student at the Academy of the Unseen Arts, with a personal grudge against Sabrina. She is the leader of a trio of witches, the Weird Sisters.