Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Episodes, Trailer, Cast, Release Date, News

Here's all the info out there about the scary Netflix Riverdale spinoff, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Sabrina the Teenage Witch is returning for all new haunts on Netflix! The streaming service has already made a straight-to-series order for the new Sabrina series, which based on the Archie Horror series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Billed as a spinoff to the CW hit Riverdale, Sabrina was originally in development at The CW. The series has a commitment for 20 episodes over two seasons.

Riverdale reimagined Archie Comics in a pulpy, Twin Peaks meets Gossip Girl light. Fans should expect something spooky and dark, a departure from the classic Sabrina The Teenage Witch TV series from the ‘90s.

The Netflix series will tell the story of Sabrina’s occult origins. The dark coming-of-age story deals with horror, the occult, and witchcraft, and sees Sabrina struggle to reconcile her dual nature of being half-witch and half-mortal while protecting her family and the world from the forces of evil. 

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa wrote the pilot script and Arrowverse mastermind Greg Berlanti will be executive producing. 

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Here’s everything you need to know…

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Episodes

Here’s our complete Chilling Adventures of Sabrina episode guide, which we’ll keep updating as the reviews come in.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Episode 1 Review – Chapter One: October Country

“While Greendale readies for a Halloween eclipse, Sabrina faces a crucial decision and Harvey makes an unexpected declaration.”

read our “October Country” review here.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Episode 2 Review – Chapter Two: Dark Baptism

“A legendary guest visits Spellman Mortuary, Ambrose explores a grim revelation, and Sabrina stuns the coven with a shocking announcement.”

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Episode 3 Review – Chapter Three: The Trial of Sabrina Spellman

“As Sabrina confronts a long line of family secrets, Harvey faces turmoil at home — and shares a secret of his own.”

read our “Trial of Sabrina Spellman” review here.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Episode 4 Review – Chapter Four: Witch Academy

“Sabrina takes a weekend trip. Father Blackwood poses a pivotal question. Roz and Susie stage an impromptu — and unnerving — sleepover.”

read our “The Witch Academy” review right here.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Episode 5 Review – Chapter Five: Dreams in a Witch House

“A mysterious demon wreaks havoc on Spellman Mortuary. Sabrina goes rogue and puts her powers to the test.”

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read our “Dreams in a Witch House” review right here. 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Episode 6 Review – Chapter Six: An Exorcism in Greendale

“Harvey, Roz and Susie explore a mysterious force of evil. Sabrina digs deeper into Ms. Wardwell’s intentions. Hilda pursues a new beginning.”

read our “An Exorcism in Greendale” review right here.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Episode 7 Review – Chapter Seven: Feast of Feasts

“The coven prepares for an annual ritual as Harvey takes part in a Kinkle family tradition. Sabrina grows suspicious of Lady Blackwood.”

read our “Feasts of Feasts” review right here. 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Episode 8 Review – Chapter Eight: The Burial

“A disaster rattles the Greendale community. Desperate to help, Sabrina attempts a new kind of dark magic — with the assistance of an unusual ally.”

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read our “The Burial” review right here. 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Episode 9 Review – Chapter Nine: The Returned Man

“Sabrina recruits Roz for a crucial mission. Susie reconnects with her past. Lord Blackwood challenges Aunt Zelda’s authority.”

read our “The Returned Man” review right here. 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Episode 10 Review – Chapter Ten: The Witching Hour

“A revolutionary attack divides the witches and mortals of Greendale, and Sabrina braces for a life-changing choice.”

read our “The Witching Hour” review right here. 

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Release Date

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina now has an appropriately spooky release date. All ten episodes with debut on Netflix on October 26. Five full days to get your Sabrina costume ready!

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Trailer

Check out all the trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina:

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Cast and Characters

Here’s an official breakdown of the cast and characters in Netflix’s Sabrina:

SABRINA SPELLMAN (Kiernan Shipka) – An empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, Sabrina is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces of darkness that threaten our world. 

HARVEY KINKLE (Ross Lynch) is Sabrina’s boyfriend. The prince charming of this dark fairy tale, Harvey is the son of a coal miner, a dreamboat and a dreamer, completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart.

HILDA SPELLMAN (Lucy Davis) is one of Sabrina’s two witch aunts. More nurturing than Zelda, Hilda’s motherly nature and warm sense of humor belie a wicked, ghoulish streak. She is as adept at brewing spite jars against her family’s enemies as she is at concocting love potions for the students at Baxter High.

ZELDA SPELLMAN (Miranda Otto) is Sabrina’s sterner witch aunt. Proud and devout, Zelda believes there is no greater honor than serving the Dark Lord as a member of the Church of Night. She is the family’s disciplinarian, fiercely protective of Sabrina, and very much Cain to Hilda’s Abel.

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further reading: Complete Guide to Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Horror and Archie Easter Eggs

AMBROSE SPELLMAN (Chance Perdomo) is Sabrina’s warlock cousin from England. Placed under house-arrest by the Witches Council, Ambrose is forbidden from leaving the funeral home where he lives with the Spellman woman. Witty, puckish, and pan-sexual, he is one of Sabrina’s partners in crime, always up for mischief.

MARY WARDWELL / MADAM SATAN (Michelle Gomez) is Sabrina’s favorite teacher and mentor at Baxter High. When she is possessed by the Devil’s handmaiden, MADAM SATAN, Ms. Wardwell turns into a sultry, cunning manipulator, always trying to lure Sabrina down the Path of Night.

THE WEIRD SISTERS: AGATHA (Adeline Rudolph), PRUDENCE (Tati Gabrielle), and DORCAS (Abigail Cowen) – The three Weird Sisters—a trio of powerful, uncanny teenage witches at the Academy of Unseen Arts who look down their noses at Sabrina for being half-mortal.

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FATHER BLACKWOOD (Richard Coyle) is High Priest of the Church of Night and Dean of the Academy of the Unseen Arts. Ruthless and ambitious, Blackwood hides a terrifying dark agenda that will put him in direct conflict with Sabrina and other members of the coven.

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NICHOLAS SCRATCH (Gavin Leatherwood) is a young, handsome warlock at the Academy of Unseen Arts who befriends new student Sabrina Spellman. An acolyte of Sabrina’s father’s teachings, Nicholas is drawn to Sabrina, as well, and there are immediate sparks between them.

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SABRINA’S FRIENDS: ROSALIND WALKER (Jaz Sinclair) and SUSIE PUTNAM (Lachlan Watson) – Rosalind, the brash, empowered and outspoken daughter of Greendale’s minister and Sabrina’s best friend at Baxter High. Susie Putnam is one of Sabrina’s friends at Baxter High and a founding member of the school’s newly formed WICCA club. Brave and optimistic despite being bullied at school, Susie lives on a farm at the outskirts of town and deals with a terrifying supernatural threat at home.

Not listed in the cast, but definitely there is everyone’s favorite familiar feline, Salem Saberhagen. We have more on him here.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Review

“Much ado has been made about how, in the absence of any new Stranger Things episodes this year, Netflix is seeking to fill the Halloween binge-watching void with Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. A sort of companion show to the CW’s Riverdale that features members of the same creative team — including showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (who liberally adapts his comic of the same name) — this effort feels like a much more grounded affair, which is odd given how its main character is a teenage witch whose family worships Satan. This review dares not to tell you what, if any, narrative link there is to the goings on just across Sweetwater River, but that subject won’t even be on the minds of the most hardcore Bughead devotees, as Chilling Adventures is firmly committed to walking its own dark path.”

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Story

Here’s the official synopsis from Netflix:

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina imagines the origin and adventures of 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.

John Saavedra is an associate editor at Den of Geek. Read more of his work here. Follow him on Twitter @johnsjr9