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First look at Netflix's new Sabrina The Teenage Witch show isn't nearly evil enough

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The CW’s Riverdale is a dark and intense reimagining of the Archie mythos, so you’d expect Netflix’s Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina (a macabre reboot of Sabrina The Teenage Witch) to be similarly dark and intense. Going off of the first look at star Kiernan Shipka in character, though, Netflix’s Sabrina seems surprisingly bright and cheery. Here’s the photo, straight from Riverdale creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa:


This image is so happy that it seems like something from a lighthearted Disney channel movie about teenagers in love, not a spooky show about a girl who has surrendered her soul to Satan in exchange for sinister magic powers. Where are the pentagrams? Where are the Baphomet drawings? Where’s Black Philip, the talking goat from The Witch?

To be fair, that stuff is probably coming in the real show, and perhaps this photo was just meant to illustrate how “adorbs” the new Sabrina and Harvey are when they hold hands.

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