If you grew up watching Sabrina the Teenage Witch, then get ready because the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is about to take you from a world of bubblegum brightness to one of dark magic and evil. On Thursday (Sept. 13), the first teaser trailer for the much-anticipated Netflix series debuted online. After months of waiting, the first teaser trailer for the series gave fans what they were hoping for; a look into the new world of everyone’s favorite teenage witch.
The 45-second clip features a haunting version of “Happy Birthday” playing in the background as the viewer is given a first look at the our protagonist, Sabrina Spellman (played by Mad Men’s Kiernan Shipka), as she celebrates her 16th birthday. Watch the short snippet above.
Completely unlike the original Sabrina series from the late ’90s and early 2000s, this adaptation finds Sabrina dealing with life as a half-witch / half-mortal. But that’s not all our blonde hero has to cope with. In addition to the everyday struggles of being a teenager, Sabrina also has to deal with the evil forces that threaten her, her family, and the daylight world full mortals inhabit.
The rebooted and darkened series comes from the mind of Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as chief creative officer of Archie Comics. He also penned the script for the series. Aguirre-Sacasa also serves as executive producer alongside Riverdale collaborators Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater, and Lee Toland Krieger
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premieres Oct. 26 on Netflix.