We’ve all heard by now that our favourite teenage witch will be making her way back onto our screens in an all-new Netflix Original series, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. But here’s a heads-up: this isn’t going to be a reboot of the ’90s version we all grew up with, though some of the OG characters will be making a comeback (yes, Salem too).
Based on the comic book series of the same name, get ready for a reintroduction to Sabrina Spellman in this dark coming-of-age tale filled with adventures steeped in horror, the occult, and of course, witchcraft. The story takes place in the present where Sabrina finds herself reconciling her dual nature as she stands against the constant evil forces that threaten her, her loved ones and the world she lives in.
As we await to binge-watch this highly-anticipated series, here’s a quick crash course who’s who in the supernatural town of Greendale.
SABRINA SPELLMAN (Kiernan Shipka)
Half-human, half-witch, Sabrina Spellman is an empowered young woman who is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress while trying to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between humans and the forces of darkness that threatens the world.
HARVEY KINKLE (Ross Lynch)
As Sabrina’s boyfriend, he’s the prince charming of this dark fairytale. Unlike Sabrina, Harvey Kinkle is a normal human dreamboat who’s the son of a coal miner. He is also completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart.
HILDA SPELLMAN (Lucy Davis)
Known as the more nurturing one out of Sabrina’s two witch aunts, Hilda Spellman’s motherly nature and warm sense of humour belies a wicked, ghoulish streak. She is as adept at brewing spite jars against her family’s enemies as she is at concocting love potions for the students at Baxter High.
ZELDA SPELLMAN (Miranda Otto)
Proud and devout, Zelda Spellman is Sabrina’s sterner other witch aunt who believes that there is no greater honour than in serving the Dark Lord as a member of the Church of the Night. Aside from being the family’s disciplinarian, she is also fiercely protective of Sabrina and is very much Cain to Hilda’s Abel.
MARY WARDWELL / MADAM SATAN (Michelle Gomez)
Mary Wardwell is Sabrina’s favourite teacher and mentor at Baxter High. But when she gets possessed by the Devil’s handmaiden, Madam Satan, Miss Wardwell turns into a sultry, cunning manipulator who constantly tries to lure Sabrina down the dark Path of Night.
AMBROSE SPELLMAN (Chance Perdomo)
Hailing from England, Ambrose Spellman is Sabrina’s warlock cousin who had been placed under house-arrest by the Witches Council, where he is forbidden from leaving the funeral home where he lives with the Spellman women. Witty and puckish, he is always up for mischief as one of Sabrina’s partners-in-crime.
FATHER BLACKWOOD (Richard Coyle)
He is the High Priest of the Church of Night and Dean of the Academy of the Unseen Arts. Ruthless and ambitious, Father Blackwood hides a terrifying dark agenda that, if discovered, will put him in a direct conflict with Sabrina and the other members of the coven.
SUSIE PUTNAM, ROSALIND WALKER (Lachlan Watson, Jaz Sinclair)
Susie Putnam is one of Sabrina’s friends at Baxter High and a founding member of the school’s newly formed WICCA club, whereas Rosalind Walker is Sabrina’s best friend whose father is a Greendale church minister. While Rosalind is known to be a brash, empowered and outspoken girl, Susie is brave and optimistic despite being bullied at school and living on a farm at the outskirts of town with a terrifying supernatural threat.
NICHOLAS SCRATCH (Gavin Leatherwood)
He is a young and handsome warlock at the Academy of Unseen Arts. As a follower of Sabrina’s father’s teachings, Nicholas Scratch finds himself drawn to Sabrina, thus creating immediate sparks between them.
AGATHA, DORCAS & PRUDENCE (Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen & Tati Gabrielle)
A trio of powerful and unusual teenage witches at the Academy of Unseen Arts who abhors the sight of Sabrina because she is half-mortal.
Photo credits: Netflix Singapore
Ready to get bewitched? Don’t forget to catch the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premiering on 26 October 2018, only on Netflix!