After a promising teaser, Netflix has cast a spell on us mortal viewers by releasing the full-length trailer for its upcoming Chilling Adventures of Sabrina series. And while the teaser relied more on spooky jump-scares that paralleled Carrie or, uh, the complete antithesis of the Sabrina the Teenage Witch sitcom of the early aughts, Netflix leaned in to campier fun this time around—Sabrina’s a pretty goofy teen, after all!
As we discover, Sabrina (the perfectly cast Kiernan Shipka) is doing what suburban teen girls usually do at that age: go on fun dates, flirt a little, complain about school, and fight with her family about trivial matters. But underneath her facade of normalcy is a looming choice of astronomical and permanent importance, which we’ll allow our gal to explain in her voiceover: “In the town of Greendale, where it always feels like Halloween, there lived a girl who was half witch and half mortal, who on their sixteenth birthday had to choose between two worlds. The witch world of her family, and the human world of her friends. And that girl is me.”
It’s not not like she’s unwilling to forsake the path of light and follow the path of the night, she just needs a little more time to be convinced that worshiping Satan for the rest of her life is the right path for her. So, off she goes into juggling her mortal high school life with her witch training life, and those paths inevitably diverge at inconvenient times. (A séance during first period is totally inconvenient.) Her aunts, Salem the cat, and boyfriend Harvey all help along the way. What could possibly go wrong?
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will debut on October 26.