The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina, the dark and gritty Netflix reboot of Sabrina The Teenage Witch, starts shooting in a week, and we are beside ourselves with excitement. The cast and crew have been teasing us with intriguing updates for a while now, and earlier today, star Kiernan Shipka gave us a good look at the feline who will be playing Sabrina’s cat familiar, Salem.
The young actress shared a video of the kitty on her Instagram stories, and here’s what we saw:
This follows a Tweet last month from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Chief Creative Officer of Archie Comics and producer of Sabrina and Riverdale, where we got our first spooky look at the feline.
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) February 9, 2018
The Salem of the ’90s TV series was prone to sassy comebacks and one-liners, and was depicted as a powerful warlock who had been sentenced to live in cat form for 100 years after trying to take over the world. Here are some of his cute and cuddly highlights:
The current version, from the Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina graphic novels, has a slightly darker origin story, and is “a human who was turned into a cat by Salem’s witches after getting a witch pregnant and refusing to marry her.”
We are dead keen to see how this tuns out.