At this point, you’ve probably heard about Netflix’s new take on the beloved ’00s show Sabrina the Teenage Witch (the new version is aptly called the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina). Well, the first teaser is here, and if you were expecting something along the lines of your old TGIF fave, this new incarnation will definitely surprise you.
Considering the series is brought to us by the executive producers of Riverdale and is based on the darker Sabrina from the Archie comics, it makes sense that this version of the show would take on a more ominous tone, and boy does the trailer prove that. It’s the first time we get to see Kiernan Shipka in action in the title role, and consider us intrigued.
Just like the original Sabrina, it looks like Chilling Adventures kicks off with Sabrina’s sixteenth birthday, but this time, she’s not just hanging out with Aunt Hilda and Aunt Zelda.
There’s so much going on in this trailer, and the clips go by in quick flashes as a very creepy version of “Happy Birthday” plays in the background: we see the candles flickering on Sabrina’s cake, Sabrina kissing a boy we assume must be Harvey Kinkle, and girls who appear to be ghosts.
And then, at the end, Sabrina’s about to blow out her candles surrounded by a table full of people, but we have no idea who those people are, including one monstrous-looking gentleman sitting at the far end. Safe to assume these aren’t her friends from school.
It seems like Chilling Adventures is going to be way scarier than the old Sabrina we know and love, but we think that’ll be a good thing. If you love Riverdale‘s darker take on the Archie gang, chances are you’re going to love this show, too.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premieres on Netflix on October 26th, just in time to get you in that Halloween mood.