Beware, ’90s kids planning on tuning in to Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” This story of the half-witch, half-mortal teen is far from the Melissa Joan Hart comedy that ruled the TGIF block when you were young.
The cast and creator behind the streamer’s new take already warned you multiple times, but they are at it once more in a few featurettes released Tuesday, in which Kiernan Shipka promises a truly haunting story about her titular character.
“Everything about the show is so massive but grounded and real,” Shipka said of the Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa-created series, in the video. “There’s something just next level dark about it.”
See, we told you.
“This show and the ’90s show are vastly different,” Lucy Davis, who plays Sabrina’s Aunt Hilda added. “There’s comedy in it, but it’s dark.”
Per the series’ previously-released official description, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist,” this adaptation finds 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.
Watch the video above. (And don’t say we didn’t warn you about a hundred times.)
“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” lands on Netflix Oct. 26.