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Netflix's Sabrina the Teenage Witch series gets official title

When it comes to Netflix's Sabrina the Teenage Witch series, one that spins off from The CW's beloved drama Riverdale, plenty of titles would be fitting: Sabrina in the Sixties, Sabrina is Spookier than She Seems, Sabrina's Got a Secret, the list goes on. But now, after months of reporting that the show was yet-unnamed, showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has announced the series' official title. 

In a post shared to his Twitter account, Aguirre-Sacasa revealed that the upcoming show is called Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

"It's official! Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is our title! Something wicked this way comes," Aguirre-Sacasa wrote in the caption of the tweet, which included a photo of lead actress Kiernan Shipka, our very own Sabrina Spellman, sitting in chair on the show's set. 

Since the series is based on the Archie Comics graphic novel The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which Aguirre-Sacasa wrote, it's understandable that it would take on essentially same name as its source material. What remains to be seen is whether the series will adopt the 1960s setting as well. Snaps from the set have shown Shipka's Sabrina and Ross Lynch's Harvey Kinkle, the teen witch's boyfriend, wearing clothes that look fairly modern, hinting that Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will actually take place in 2018. However, there's a good chance the show will be set in the 1960s, just in a hyper-stylized version of the decade. (Hey, if Riverdale can do it with the present-day, who's to say that Chilling Adventures of Sabrina can't do it with the swinging Sixties?)

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has been described as tonally similar to The Exorcist and Rosemary's Baby, combining elements of horror, the occult, and witchcraft to tell Sabrina's dark coming-of-age tale. While Sabrina must come to terms with her dual identity (half-witch and half-mortal), she must also face off against the unspeakable evils that torment her, her family, and the entire world around her. Billed as an "empowered young woman who is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High," Sabrina is also "intelligent, compassionate, and brave to the point of recklessness" — and the one force that can protect the daylight realm from the darkness that lurks in the shadows. 

Joining Shipka and Lynch for the series are Jaz Sinclair as Rosalind Walker, Sabrina's best friend; Chance Perdomo as Ambrose Spellman, Sabrina's "witty, pluckish, and pan-sexual" warlock cousin; Miranda Otto as Zelda Spellman, Sabrina's "proud and devout" aunt; Lucy Davis as Hilda Spellman, Sabrina's go-with-the-flow aunt; Michelle Gomez as Mary Wardell, Sabrina's teacher who becomes a "sultry, cunning manipulator" after the Devil's handmaiden, Madam Satan, possesses her; Bronson Pinchot as George Hawthorne, the "villainous, puritanical" principal of Baxter High School; and Richard Coyle as Father Blackwood, the High Priest of the Church of Night and the Dean of the Academy of the Unseen Arts. Rounding out the cast are a trio of witches known as the "Weird Sisters" who attend the Academy of Unseen Arts: Tati Gabrielle as Prudence, Adeline Rudolph as Agatha, and Abigail Cowen as Dorcas. Sabrina's cat Salem will also play a part in the series.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina doesn't have a release date at this time.