Stay on target SDCC 2019: ‘Riverdale’ Cast Spills Details on Core ‘Mystery’ for Season 4Top Movies and TV Panels to Keep on Your Radar for SDCC 2019 When Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa announced he was working on a spinoff based on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, we got excited. Not only do we still have a soft spot for the old sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart, the modern Sabrina comics are really good. And that’s what the new series is based on. The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics series, written by Aguirre-Sacasa, is a much darker, horror-filled tale than anything seen from the character before. The characters you remember are all here, but their stories are much different. Witchcraft is a powerful, scary thing in this series.The show is looking no different, either. Netflix released the first trailer today, and it’s seriously creepy. We have a slow, haunting rendition of Happy Birthday, tons of Halloween horror imagery and a chorus of supernatural creatures celebrating Sabrina’s 16th birthday, the day she decides to be a witch. As the weather outside turns colder, there’s almost nothing that’ll get you in a fall mood more quickly than this trailer. If you spend all year counting down the days to Halloween, this show looks to be right up your alley.Yeah, I think this is going to be good. Riverdale dips its toes into teen horror territory occasionally, but Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is embracing it from the start. Though it’s now a Netflix series, its connection to Riverdale is immediately obvious. There will be plenty of soapy teen drama along with all the horror and magic, as we can see from the brief shots of the school and Sabrina at a party. Just like with Riverdale, I’m loving the way this show looks. It’s keeping the otherworldly colors and noir lighting that makes Riverdale such a fun show just to look at. The David Lynch inspiration is even more obvious here, though the supernatural elements are a bit more pronounced.Then, right at the end, there’s Salem. Because you can’t have a show about Sabrina the Teenage Witch without her black cat familiar. I’m guessing he won’t be quite as wisecracking in this version, though. We’ll get to see more when The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premieres on Netflix on October 26.Read up on Riverdale’s last season before diving into 3. Catch our Buy This! column this week featuring Archie 1941 #1. And grab the perfect gift for the Betty to your Veronica from our guide. Follow all the latest news from Pop’s Diner here.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.