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Old 10-25-18, 06:46 PM
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix) -- premieres 10/26/18





Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, starring Kiernan Shipka, 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. Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as chief creative officer of Archie Comics, penned the script for the series. Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces alongside Riverdale collaborators Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions. Cast includes: Kiernan Shipka, 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.

PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
∑ Bronson Pinchot as George Hawthorne
∑ Chance Perdomo as Ambrose Spellman
∑ Jaz Sinclair as Rosalind Walker
∑ Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina Spellman
∑ Lucy Davis as Hilda Spellman
∑ Michelle Gomez as Mary Wardell
∑ Miranda Otto as Zelda Spellman
∑ Richard Coyle as Father Blackwood
∑ Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle
∑ Tati Gabrielle as Prudence

CREW INFORMATION:
∑ Greg Berlanti as EP
∑ Jon Goldwater as EP
∑ Lee Toland Krieger as EP/DIR (Pilot)
∑ Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa as CRTR/EP
∑ Sarah Schechter as EP
From the same people behind Riverdale.

Season 2 is already filming.
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re: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix) -- premieres 10/26/18

Ah, Sally Draper. Thought she looked familiar.
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I just watched the pilot. I really liked it. The episodes look to be long. The pilot was over an hour and every episode looks to be at least 57 mins.
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Bronson Pinchot as a principle cast member in a 2018 series? Did not expect that.
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2 episodes in. Really digging it so far.
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Old 10-27-18, 08:41 PM
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Bronson Pinchot is fantastic as an audio book reader. Just wanted to say that.
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I’m ashamed to admit that it took me 5 episodes to realize Miranda Otto plays Zelda. I had the biggest celeb crush on her back in the LOTR days.
Anyway, this has been fairly enjoyable so far. It’s no groundbreaking work of staggering genius or anything, but a fun way to kill a couple of hours.
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first episode was great.
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I'm going to have to check this out. Kiernan Shipka is cute as a button and I'm a fan of Miranda Otto. I haven't watched 'Riverdale' but this supposedly takes place in the same universe as that show?
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re: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix) -- premieres 10/26/18

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I'm going to have to check this out. Kiernan Shipka is cute as a button and I'm a fan of Miranda Otto. I haven't watched 'Riverdale' but this supposedly takes place in the same universe as that show?
This isn't a spinoff of Riverdale. It's just from the same creative team.

They've already said they have no plans to do crossovers with Riverdale. it doesn't work at all being that this is a streaming show.
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This isn't a spinoff of Riverdale. It's just from the same creative team.

They've already said they have no plans to do crossovers with Riverdale. it doesn't work at all being that this is a streaming show.
There is a small character who cameos on an episode of this who was on Riverdale.
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Riverdale was name-dropped in (I think) episode 2.
Who is the character crossover?
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Originally Posted by Tom Banjo View Post
Riverdale was name-dropped in (I think) episode 2.
Who is the character crossover?
It happens in episode 7. http://www.vulture.com/amp/2018/10/d...n-sabrina.html
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Originally Posted by dex14 View Post
Ok, Iíll hold off on reading that, then, since Iím only 5 episodes in.
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I've watched the first three episodes and have been enjoying them, even though I'm sure this show is intended for people much younger than I.

I like how unabashed they are having the witches say "Hail Satan" and specifing their powers come from the dark side. It's like what certain religious people imagine the Harry Potter books to be like.

Interesting how although the show is set modern day, it's set in a world where most technologies stopped developing. All the cars are old, as are people's TVs, appliances, use of old flashbulb camera... I'm pretty sure the internet has never been mentioned.
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The weather was cold and miserable yesterday, so I stayed in and binged all ten episodes. It's a pretty slick production. The acting and cinematography are far more competent than any other supernatural teen series currently on US television -- and leagues better than the mediocre Charmed reboot. I don't think it hits the same emotional depths as something like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but I'll definitely be back for more.

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I didn't like how Agatha and Dorcas got by with murdering Tommy and four other innocent men. I know Sabrina wants to learn as much about the dark arts as she can, but having her join their clique by the finale (even if it's a fake out) felt like a dumb note to end things on. As much as she loves Harvey, I don't know why she would even want to be in the same room with those bitches after what they pulled.
I did love that the stained glass ceiling in the Spellman house was a visual nod to Suspiria. Sabrina squashing the flopping bat also seems like a clear homage to that film.



Another interesting tidbit: The song the witches choir were rehearsing in the fourth episode is an old Manson family tune (I believe it was written by Charlie himself). Super creepy.



Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen View Post
I like how unabashed they are having the witches say "Hail Satan" and specifing their powers come from the dark side. It's like what certain religious people imagine the Harry Potter books to be like.
Yeah, I imagine the showrunners would have been asked to scale back the Satanic references if this was airing on the CW.

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re: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix) -- premieres 10/26/18

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Interesting how although the show is set modern day, it's set in a world where most technologies stopped developing. All the cars are old, as are people's TVs, appliances, use of old flashbulb camera... I'm pretty sure the internet has never been mentioned.
I thought there was a scene where Ambrose was sitting on the porch talking to Sabrina and he had a laptop in his lap. The comics this is based on are set in the 60's. I almost thought it was supposed to be in the 60's until they were talking about Cronenberg's Fly remake.
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I thought there was a scene where Ambrose was sitting on the porch talking to Sabrina and he had a laptop in his lap. The comics this is based on are set in the 60's. I almost thought it was supposed to be in the 60's until they were talking about Cronenberg's Fly remake.
You're right, we saw Ambrose with a laptop in the first (I think) episode.

It does pretty much seem to be the sixties. The main thing keeping it modern day (other than the occasional thing like Ambrose's laptop) is the high school girls' social and political "wokeness".
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I saw an article that says it takes place in modern times but that the town or parts of it lived retro. Harvey has a smartphone in several scenes. Plus they have played music "in scene", not as part of the soundtrack that are newer than the 60's.
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Only watched about ten minutes so far, but it looks like they’re following the excellent recent comic series, so I’m expecting great things.
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I haven't watched this and probably never will, but I have a question from the ads I've seen. They say Sabrina is half-mortal, half witch. Are witches immortal? I always thought a typical witch could die.

If being a witch implies immortality, how can someone be half mortal and half immortal?
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I haven't watched this and probably never will, but I have a question from the ads I've seen. They say Sabrina is half-mortal, half witch. Are witches immortal? I always thought a typical witch could die.

If being a witch implies immortality, how can someone be half mortal and half immortal?
Mother was a human, father was a witch. She could live for centuries before dying.
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Not only do they age slower, but one episode mentioned that a pregnancy is 13 months for them.
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I just finished the series. I'll spoiler my thoughts for those that haven't finished it.
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I was a bit disappointed that she signed the book and joined up with the weird sisters especially after what they did to Harvey's brother and the other miners that died. I wished she would have fooled the Dark Lord and called on the power of the light to save everyone. She's half mortal and was baptized so that should be possible. I hope they explore that side a little in part 2. I guess we'll have to wait until Halloween 2019 right?
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Overall I enjoyed this. The main thing that struck me as odd was Zelda and Ambrose's changing attitudes to mortals. In the beginning they were indifferent to mortals in danger, but by the end they were both desperately trying to save them. It could easily be explained as Sabrina's influence on them, but they should have shown it in some way.

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I sort-of understand Sabrina signing the book. I don't understand her going full-on The Craft at the end, though. I suppose that's what she referenced by she "awakened something dark inside of her," but it just felt pretty sudden.
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