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  • Khalil Taylor

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a new dark coming-of-age story dealing with horror and the occult. Reusing the characters from Sabrina the Teenage Witch, this new Netflix series offers many new adventures for Sabrina in this new dark tale. CAOS follows Sabrina Spellman as she chooses between the mortal world of her friends and the witch world of her family. Starring Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Michelle Gomez, Miranda Otto. Such a few of the stars of this spooky retailing of the teenage witch.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina titled after the horror comics from the Archie Comics is now a new hit Netflix series. The show centers around Sabrina Spellman a half-witch half-human teen whose sixteenth birthday is coming and she will have to decide if she is going to sign her name to the Dark Lord or maintain her human life. Sabrina throughout the first season struggles with many issues. Some of which are out of her hands. Madam Satan; Satan’s foot soldier who tries to steer Sabrina to sign her name to the devil and in a twisted way helps the teen. Sabrina lives with her Aunts Hilda and Zelda who run the Spellman Mortuary, her cousin Ambrose who is binded to the property and her familiar Salem. Sabrina gets her duel species from her human mother Diana and warlock father Edward. With this in play she can choose to become a full witch if she so desires. Sabrina is also seen as a target by some. Specifically by a trio of witches known as the Weird Sisters who bully and harass Sabrina in hopes of keeping her away from joining the Academy of Unseen Arts. In the end Sabrina must choose between her human life and witch life.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a spin-off of the CW hit show Riverdale and news about the spin-off was released in October of 2017. It was later learned the show would not appear on the CW network along with it’s sister series but instead of the large streaming platform Netflix. It was revealed that Netflix order straight-to-series, two seasons on December 1, 2017. Filming for the two seasons began on March 19, 2018 and plans to end on December 5th. Originally it was set to start and end much early beginning in February and in October of 2018. Filming locations of Surrey in Cloverdale, British Columbia, Canada which acted as the town of Greendale for the new show. A few of the local buildings have been transformed for the show.

The actors and characters are what make the show so amazing. Kiernan Shipka plays the lead role of Sabrina Spellman. A half-witch half-human hybrid who tries to balance a normal life with learning her craft a witch. Kiernan Shipka’s family moved from their lives in Chicago to support her acting career to sunny Los Angeles. She landed a role in Mad Max earning her the Screen Actors Guild award for outstanding performance. Her on screen love interest, Harvey Kinkle, played by Ross Lynch who debuted on Disney Channel’s Austin and Ally and playing the lead Austin Moon. Among other roles he is also part of R5, a musical group signed to Hollywood Records. Lucy Davis, who plays Sabrina kind hearted and caring Aunt Hilda Spellman. Davis has worked in several projects such as Wonder Woman (2017), Shaun of the Dead (2004), and the Office (2001). Her counterpart is portrayed by Miranda Otto, who plays the stern and tough facade of Sabrina’s Aunts. She’s worked in Emma’s War (1987), The Thin Red line (1998), and What Lies Beneath (2000). Chance Perdomo, who plays Sabrina’s cousin, is sent to live with the Spellman who loves witchcraft and necromancy. Chance has starred in Shakespeare & Hathway : Private Investigators (2018), and Midsummer’s Night (1997). Just some of the beloved cast of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a brand new take on the original Sabrina the Teenage Witch but with a more dark take. With many horror movie and TV show references throughout it. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina returns on December 14th with a Christmas Special to kick off Season 2 which will air some time in 2019. I advise you watch Season 1 on Netflix and try and catch any references to some of your favorite horror flicks.

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