13 Ways ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Is Way Different From the ’90s Series
Netflix’s new original series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, offers a fresh spin on the beloved titular character, making her story much darker—just in time for Halloween.
In this 2018 iteration, created by Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, we are introduced to a much edgier, more horror-minded version of Sabrina and her chilling world. (Aguirre-Sacasa actually wrote a comic book series of the same name two years before starting Riverdale.)
On her 16th birthday, Sabrina is set to have her “dark baptism,” which will officially indoctrinate her into the world of witchcraft, forcing her to leave behind her mortal friends and boyfriend, Harvey. But Sabrina quickly realizes that if she chooses to live as a witch, she’ll have much more at stake than just leaving her loved ones, making for an intense series that promises to keep viewers on the edges of the seats.
This isn’t your average Sabrina, either: The teenage witch transforms into a fierce heroine who is ready to fight against evil and do anything in her power to protect her friends and family.
There's so much that's changed for Sabrina since Melissa Joan Hart first bewitched us back in the '90s, so here's a look at all the unexpected surprises Chilling Adventures of Sabrina brings to the altar table.