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Archie comic characters take on a new look

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a dark tale, a coming-of-age story, that centers on the Archie Comics character Sabrina Spellman, portrayed by Kiernan Shipka, and also stars Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, Jaz Sinclair, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Richard Coyle, and Miranda Otto.

The show opens with Sabrina preparing for 16th birthday, one that will be celebrated with a Dark Baptism where she will declare her devotion to serving Satan. She was born with a warlock father and a human mother who died when she was an infant; Sabrina finds herself torn between two different types of worlds.

Sabrina juggles life as a sophomore at Baxter High and being a half-witch; she wrestles to balance her dual nature of being half-witch, half-mortal while she fights against evil forces that threaten her and her family. This show has a mixture of complex use of power and the consequences that come when that power is used for revenge.