Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina is actually a reboot of the popular show, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, but for a lot of people this is going to be their first introduction to Sabrina Spellman.
Here are 5 things to know about Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina before you watch it…
1. There Was A Movie First
Sorry, but firstly how hilarious was the poster for the movie?!LOL
The original movie, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, revolves around Sabrina, who is sent to live with her eccentric aunts in Riverdale, yes THAT Riverdale – more on that in a moment! There she discovers that she has magical powers which she must try deal with along with trials and tribulations of high school. The movie is pure 1990’s cringe, Sabrina’s crush is played by a super young Ryan Reynolds!
2. The Original TV Show
The movie spawned the original TV show, Sabrina The Teenage Witch. The show was pretty iconic to everyone who grew up in the 1990’s. The show ran from 1996 until 2003 and there was a time when you couldn’t turn on RTÉ 2 without seeing at least one episode a day.
Fun fact: Britney Spears appeared in an episode of the show way back when she was the Ariana Grande of her time.
3. There Was Also A Magazine
Ask your older sisters or cousins about this magazine and we guarantee you that they have a few lurking around at home and know the struggle of trying to get that nail polish pen to work! Sabrina Secrets was a magazine that came out every 2 two weeks and each magazine included a few beauty product to build up your beauty box (money racket, anyone?) but god help the parental unit if you missed a week! Good times. In a time before YouTube this was were you went for a braid tutorial.
We’re pretty sure that this is where Team Missy got their obsession with magazines from, so without it there would be no Missy!
4. What’s The Deal With The Riverdale Connection?
There’s been a lot of talk about the connection between Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina and Riverdale. And those connections runs deep.
Both are from the Archie Comic world and both shows are also run by the same producer, so there’s sure to be that same 1950’s vibe but with a modern spin to Sabrina as well. In the original TV movie Sabrina lived in Riverdale, but in the comics and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina she lives in Greendale, which has been mentioned in Riverdale as being a neighbouring town. So, there could be a crossover at some point. And considering things in Riverdale have suddenly gotten very creepy with the Coopers now involved in a cult, we have a feeling that we will be seeing Sabrina Spellman in Riverdale very soon!
5. Who Plays Sabrina Spellman?
Kiernan Shipka is the star of the show playing Sabrina Spellman. Although she’s only 18, Kieran is a Hollywood veteran at this point. She previously stared in Mad Men and in a number of other roles. Kiernan is also a fashion gal and is regularly dressed by some of the biggest names in fashion. Her style is uh-mazing! AND she also wrote an essay for the recently published “Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (and other lies)“. So, basically she’s just our new girl crush.
Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina is released on Netflix 26 of October. Check out the trailer below!