Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Why Netflix's new supernatural teen drama is your perfect Halloween box set binge

We reveal everything you need to know about the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

If you’re expecting Netflix’s new Sabrina reincarnation to be similar to wacky Nineties sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch, think again.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is described as a darker, more macabre version of the supernatural teen tale, in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and Carrie.

So pretty spooky.

Here, we reveal why the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina - from the makers of teen drama Riverdale, and available to stream on Netflix now - should be your Halloween box set binge.

And don’t forget, if you’re a Netflix customer, you can watch it straight from your TV box. Plus, you can add your Netflix bill to your BT TV bill, so it’s all in one place. Find out more here.

When does Chilling Adventures of Sabrina start?

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 1, consisting of 10 one-hour episodes, is available to stream on Netflix now.

What is about?

Sabrina

On her 16th birthday, Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) has to make a choice between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends.

With her aunties (Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis), her cat Salem, and her boyfriend Harvey Kinkle (Ross Lynch), Sabrina will face horrors and new adventures in the mysterious town of Greendale.

Who stars in it?

Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina Spellman

Sabrina image

The show’s exec producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that the US actress - best known for her role as Sally Draper in AMC’s Mad Men - was his first choice for the lead role.

He told Entertainment Weekly: “Sabrina has to stand up to the devil and these very formidable opponents, and someone like Kiernan has the gravitas and assuredness to do that.”

Jaz Sinclair as Sabrina’s best friend, Rosalind Walker

Jaz Sinclair

Sinclair - best known for starring in Paper Towns and The Vampire Diaries - plays the brash, empowered and outspoken daughter of Greendale's minister and Sabrina's best friend at Baxter High.

Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis as Sabrina’s aunties, Zelda and Hilda Spellman

Sabrina aunties

Lord of the Rings alum Otto plays Sabrina’s stern aunt Zelda (above left), while Davis - perhaps best known to UK fans for her role as Dawn in The Office - plays the more warm and nurturing aunt Hilda (above right).

Ross Lynch as as Sabrina’s boyfriend, Harvey Kinkle

Ross Lynch

Lynch is a teen favourite, having starred in Austin & Ally and Teen Beach Movie on the Disney Channel. He’ll play Sabrina’s love interest - described as the Prince Charming of this dark fairy tale.

Michelle Gomez as Sabrina’s teacher, Mary Wardell/Madam Satan

Michelle Gomez

Gomez is a Scottish actress who made her name in UK shows including Green Wing (playing Sue) and Doctor Who (playing villain Missy). She plays Mary Wardell, a teacher at Baxter High whose persona gets taken over by Madam Satan, and she becomes the Devil’s Handmaiden.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina also stars Chance Perdomo, Tati Gabrielle, and Richard Coyle.

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Where is it filmed?

According to IMDB, both seasons of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina were shot back-to-back in Vancouver and Cloverdale in British Columbia, Canada, from March-December 2018.

You'll love Chilling Adventures of Sabrina if you liked…

Riverdale, Elite, 13 Reasons Why, Stranger Things, Teen Wolf, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, American Horror Story.

Three reasons why everyone’s talking about Chilling Adventures of Sabrina…

1. It’s from the team behind Riverdale

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina was originally planned to be a companion series to Riverdale on The CW network, but they’re now separate shows after the series was moved to Netflix.

However, the team behind Riverdale also created Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, notably Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa who developed both shows.

There is a possibility of a crossover as both shows are from the world of Archie Comics, and Sabrina’s hometown of Greendale has already been mentioned in Riverdale.

2. It’s a darker take on the teen tale

The US sitcom Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, was a humorous take on the comic book series - and Netflix’s version couldn’t be further from it.

Described as a dark coming-of-age story in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, it traffics in horror and dark witchcraft.

3. It’s the perfect Halloween watch

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is released on the Friday before the Halloween weekend, so it’s the perfect choice for a Halloween party.

Invite your friends round for a binge watchathon or dress up as the characters and play some spooky tunes. Michael Jackson’s Thriller, anyone?

Kiernan Shipka

Is there a trailer?

There sure is! You can watch the official trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina below:

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How to watch Chilling Adventures of Sabrina from your TV box

Open up the Players & Apps tab on your TV box and you'll find Netflix alongside BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub and All 4.

There are thousands of TV shows and films to stream on your TV box, as well as through your PC, Mac, mobile or tablet. Just search Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to watch.

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 1 is available to stream on Netflix now.

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