Future fans of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, we’ve finally got a release date for you!
Earlier today, a photo showed up on the show’s official Instagram announcing October 26, 2018 as the magical debut date.
The show, which takes place in the same universe as the CW’s Riverdale (the two shows split time in the same writing room and have the same creator in Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa), centers on Sabrina Spellman, a half-witch half-mortal girl who has a big decision to make as she approaches her 16th birthday.
Will she renounce her human half and sign the Book of the Beast? Will she embrace her human life? Or is there a third path that no one has ever walked before?
Kiernan Shipka will play the title character joined by Lucy Davis and Mirando Otto as her aunts Hilda and Zelda.
Showrunners have promised a dark, gritty series based on the rebooted comics which went into production in 2014, and the show is already being praised for its diversity, not only in the writing room but also onscreen with a cast that is diverse both racially and with its inclusion of queer characters.
In fact, according to the series’ IMDb page, the show will be similar in tone to iconic horror films like The Exorcist and Rosemary’s Baby rather than the Melissa Joan Hart led sitcom that many viewers remember which ran from 1996-2003.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is one in a list of reboots headed for various streaming platforms and TV stations this fall with other shows like the newly re-imagined Charmed ready for make their debuts, as well.
Stay tuned for more details as we get them, and mark your calendars for October 26, 2018! This is one show you’re not going to want to miss!