CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA - New Character Photos and Details on Those Characters
Netflix has released several new photos from their upcoming series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. These photos introduce us to several of the characters that will fill the series and each of the photos comes along with some information on who these characters are and the part they will play in the series. In case you missed the trailer for the show, you can check it out here.
SABRINA SPELLMAN (Kiernan Shipka): "An empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, Sabrina is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces of darkness that threaten our world."
HARVEY KINKLE (Ross Lynch): "Sabrina's boyfriend. The prince charming of this dark fairy tale, Harvey is the son of a coal miner, a dreamboat and a dreamer, completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart."
HILDA SPELLMAN (Lucy Davis): "One of Sabrina's two witch aunts. More nurturing than Zelda, Hilda's motherly nature and warm sense of humor belie a wicked, ghoulish streak. She is as adept at brewing spite jars against her family's enemies as she is at concocting love potions for the students at Baxter High."
NICHOLAS SCRATCH (Gavin Leatherwood): "A young, handsome warlock at the Academy of Unseen Arts who befriends new student Sabrina Spellman. An acolyte of Sabrina's father's teachings, Nicholas is drawn to Sabrina, as well, and there are immediate sparks between them."
AGATHA (Adeline Rudolph), PRUDENCE (Tati Gabrielle), DORCAS (Abigail Cowen): "The three Weird Sisters—a trio of powerful, uncanny teenage witches at the Academy of Unseen Arts who look down their noses at Sabrina for being half-mortal."
MARY WARDWELL / MADAM SATAN (Michelle Gomez): "Sabrina's favorite teacher and mentor at Baxter High. When she is possessed by the Devil's handmaiden, MADAM SATAN, Ms. Wardwell turns into a sultry, cunning manipulator, always trying to lure Sabrina down the Path of Night."
AMBROSE SPELLMAN (Chance Perdomo): "Sabrina's warlock cousin from England. Placed under house-arrest by the Witches Council, Ambrose is forbidden from leaving the funeral home where he lives with the Spellman woman. Witty, puckish, and pan-sexual, he is one of Sabrina's partners in crime, always up for mischief."
ROSALIND WALKER (Jaz Sinclair), & SUSIE PUTNAM (Lachlan Watson): "Rosalind, the brash, empowered and outspoken daughter of Greendale's minister and Sabrina's best friend at Baxter High. Susie Putnam is one of Sabrina's friends at Baxter High and a founding member of the school's newly formed WICCA club. Brave and optimistic despite being bullied at school, Susie lives on a farm at the outskirts of town and deals with a terrifying supernatural threat at home."
FATHER BLACKWOOD (Richard Coyle): "High Priest of the Church of Night and Dean of the Academy of the Unseen Arts. Ruthless and ambitious, Blackwood hides a terrifying dark agenda that will put him in direct conflict with Sabrina and other members of the coven."
ZELDA SPELLMAN (Miranda Otto): "Sabrina's sterner witch aunt. Proud and devout, Zelda believes there is no greater honor than serving the Dark Lord as a member of the Church of Night. She is the family's disciplinarian, fiercely protective of Sabrina, and very much Cain to Hilda's Abel."
It's been explained that the series "traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft" and you’ll definitely get a taste of that in the teaser below. It’s also described as being in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist and "finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit."
The story is said to pick up on the verge of Sabrina's 16th birthday and with that comes an important decision. "Will she give up her human friends — and her adorable boyfriend, Harvey — to live life as a witch? Or will she turn her back on her powers in favor of the freedom that comes with humanity? Or can she somehow have it all?"
The show is based on the comic of the same name and stars Kiernan Shipka in the role of Sabrina, along with Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, and more.
The show comes from Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and it’s set to premiere on Netflix on October 26th with 10 episodes.