Netflix revealed at its Television Critics Association panel Sunday that the buzzy Riverdale companpion series will officially debut on October 26th, just in time for the now-annual Halloween-binge-athon on the streaming service to commence.
The streaming service announced the premiere date during a surprise presentation for the TCA that included a row of Sabrina cosplayers standing on with candles reciting "Something wicked this way comes," before revealing the premiere date on the back of the letterman jackets.
The 10-episode series will feature Mad Men alum Kiernan Shipka as the title enchantress, but unlike the feel-good TGIF version of the show (then titled Sabrina, the Teenage Witch), the rebooted series is expected to introduce a darker tone and play upon Sabrina's struggle to manage her mortal and witch sides.
The show is described as being a kindred spirit of iconic thrillers such as Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist, so it might just be a little more hardcore than the world of demagorgons and Sadie Hawkins dances Stranger Things fans are used to watching around this time of year, but the Riverdale faithful should be in for a twisty treat when the series drops.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina hails from Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, showrunner of Riverdale and chief creative officer of Archie Comics, and will also star Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson and Bronson Pinchot.
The series has already been picked up for a second season by Netflix.