Netflix has announced the official premiere date of "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," the highly-anticipated reboot of the nineties sitcom "Sabrina The Teenage Witch." Starring Kiernan Shipka - best known for her role as Sally Draper on "Mad Men" - the series will follow Sabrina Spellman's supernatural adventures, with a modern, "Riverdale"-inspired twist.
Now that the premiere countdown is on, we'll be dispelling some rumours and sharing little-known facts about "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" to get you even more excited for season one.
1. The show premieres on the Friday before Halloween 2018.
In true witchy fashion, Netflix will be releasing season one of "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" on October 26th, 2018, the Friday before Halloween. Season one will reportedly include ten hour-long episodes, and filming for season two is already well underway.
2. The show's being filmed in Vancouver, B.C.
Local news outlets previously revealed that season one of the "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" was filmed in Langley, British Columbia. The cast is currently back in Langley for the filming of season two, which reportedly began on March 19th and won't wrap up until December 5th of this year.
3. Contrary to popular belief, the series isn't actually a "Riverdale" spinoff.
"Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" has a lot in common with "Riverdale," which has led many fans to the conclusion that the show is a spinoff. Originally, the show was intended to be a "companion series" to The CW's "Riverdale," but was later picked up by Netflix and evolved into a straight-to-series order.
Both shows are, of course, adaptations of Archie Comics, created by the same showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. So, in terms of style, the two shows will have a lot in common. And who knows, maybe a "Sabrina-Riverdale" crossover is to come!
4. Unlike the original, "Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina" is classified as a horror series.
"Sabrina The Teenage Witch" was a lighthearted American sitcom, complete with laugh tracks and cheesy one-liners. The 2018 adaptation is described as a "dark coming-of-age story" that falls into the horror genre, a far cry from the original.
Melissa Joan Hart, the O.G. Sabrina Spellman, told Vogue that she approves of the show's new concept. "I think what they're doing is smart, doing like the darker version. I think it's going to be more like Buffy the Vampire Slayer than the Sabrina that most people know,” says Hart.
One thing's for sure - we're definitely forfeiting our Halloween plans to binge-watch season one of "Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina."