Something wicked is coming…this October. The first official photos from Netflix’s upcoming dark Sabrina series have arrived and they are downright — ahem — chilling. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which is based on the Archie Comics series of same name, has also been given a release date, and it’s just in time for Halloween.
The dark coming-of-age series, which according to the streaming platform is “tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist,” follows the titular teen witch Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) as she navigates life as a half-witch/half-mortal, the occult, and the many dark forces heading her way.
While the series has faced a handful of leaks, prompting creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa to tweet out a few “first looks” at the highly anticipated series, the first production stills give us a truly dark first look at the series’ witchy ways.
The first photo features the dark baptism of Sabrina, which is presided over by Father Blackwood (Richard Coyle), High Priest of the Church of Night. Sabrina’s aunts Hilda (Lucy Davis) and Zelda (Miranda Otto), along with the trio of witches known as the Weird Sisters—all devoted Church of Night followers—look on.
Here’s the first look at Sabrina’s dark baptism:
Nineties Sabrina *definitely* can’t come to the phone right now.
The second still from Sabrina finds the titular teen in the forest, with her eye on something.
While this photo is a *lot* more vague than those of Sabrina’s dark baptism, it leaves us with so many more questions. What did Sabrina see? Could she be spotting an evil force coming to wreak havoc on Greendale? Why is she holding a massive stick? What is that little bell-like object she’s holding in her left hand?
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina also stars Tati Gabrielle, Ross Lynch, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez, and Chance Perdomo.
The series was initially conceived as a companion show for The CW’s hit teen drama Riverdale before being scooped up by Netflix for a two-season order. But while the series are both run by Aguirre-Sacasa and produced under Greg Berlanti’s production company, it appears the series no longer exist in the same universe—at least, for now.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is set to arrive on Netflix on October 26th.