A witch’s 16th birthday is very special. Like its predecessor Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina begins with the titular half-mortal girl discovering her half-witch side on her sweet sixteen. But it’s safe to assume the resemblances end there, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s new television series—based on the Archie Horror comic series he wrote in 2014—won’t involve the same light-hearted shenanigans. Judging from delightfully chilling teaser, it’ll be less “turning mean cheerleaders into pineapples” and more “summoning demons and ghost friends to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to you.”
It’s a short preview, but packed with plenty of dark fun:
The official synopsis, from Netflix:
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina tells the story of Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka), a half-witch half-mortal teenage girl. She’s been waiting her whole life for her 16th birthday, but something wicked this way comes, forcing her to choose between the path of light and the path of night.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premieres Friday, October 26 on Netflix.