'Happy Birthday, Sabrina. Blow out the candles and make a witch.' You're invited to Sabrina Spellman's Super Satanic 16. Be careful what you wish for when The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premieres October 26 only on Netflix.
Today, Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for their Sabrina reboot, which is an offshoot of The CW's Riverdale. It's creepy, ominous, and more than anything, a lot of fun, especially for all you devil worshipping Baphomet lovers out there who crave ritual sacrifices and celebrating birthdays as the pagan celebrations they truly are.
The 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.
The new Sabrina cast includes Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson, Bronson Pinchot, and Gavin Leatherwood. Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as chief creative officer of Archie Comics, penned the script for the series. Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces alongside Riverdale collaborators Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions.
The trailer is full of Satanic imagery and pagan iconography. We see Sabrina getting ready to cast a spell as an ominous version of the Happy Birthday song plays in the background. There's quick flashes of maggots, sixteen red candles being lit, and a look at the Spellman mortuary, which indicates that Sabrina will be surrounded by the dead. We also get a quick look at the Cerberus Book Store, which is decked out in all its Halloween glory.
There's high school parties, witches wandering in the woods, and Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina, dancing and having fun before her life becomes a satanic nightmare. Baphomet even shows up in one blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, looking scary as ever. There's a lot of imagery that just flashes for a second, subliminally sending evil thoughts directly into your spinal fluid. It's pretty great.
The clip ends with naked Baphomet and a number of other witches waiting for Sabrina to blow out her birthday candles. A big smile on Kiernan Shipka's face lights up, the candles are blown out, and all the pagans drift into the ether. Sabrina's name is whispered. Then we get to see the satanic logo, as Salem Saberhagen, Sabrina's cat, makes his entrance in grand style. Is this show for kids? Certainly doesn't look like it. Take a look at the trailer sent over by the Netflix streaming Youtube Channel, and worship at the alter of this teenage witch. She's definitely living deliciously.