If you’ve been keeping up with what Archie Comics have been up to in recent years, then you’re no doubt aware of how they’ve branched out far beyond comedy. I mean, not only has the publisher bought more drama into their flagship books, but they’ve also released a variety of dynamite horror titles such as Afterlife with Archie, Jughead: The Hunger and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Originally, we’d all assumed that the TV adaptation chronicling the exploits of the teenage witch would land over at The CW and serve as a spinoff to Riverdale, but that’s no longer the case. Instead, the show is headed to Netflix, where it’s been picked up for two, ten-episode seasons. And with production well underway now – evidenced by some recent set photos – it looks as if it’s time for the marketing to begin.
Case in point: in the gallery below you’ll find the first poster for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Unfortunately, it doesn’t give us a look at any of the cast members, but it does tease the dark journey that awaits.
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Plot-wise, details are still scarce, but we’ve been told to expect something “tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, with 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.” That certainly sounds good to us.
Of course, we wouldn’t expect for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina to be a 100% literal translation of what’s to be found in the comics, but based on what we’ve seen from set photos so far, the show’s looking pretty close to its literary counterpart. As such, viewers had better prepare for a drastically different experience from the sitcom that we got back in the late 1990s.