To close the first edition of the FeST, guided by diversities and the importance of putting a face also on the outcasts, it couldn’t have been a better choice than showing the outcasts by definition, the most feared and haunted in history: witches!
We saw the premiere of the pilot of one of the most awaited Netflix Original series of next fall, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” and here, what we think about it.
“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”
The first season consists of 10 episodes of approximately one hour, available on Netflix since October 26.
Also, the second season has been immediately announced.
In Front of the Camera
The young witch who has already conquered the public with the 90s sitcom, the animated series and first of all the comic-book series published by Archie Comics in the 70s, is portrayed by Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”), with a choral cast composed of Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez (the Missy from “Doctor Who”), Chance Perdomo, Lucy Davis and Miranda Otto in the shoes of the aunties, Richard Coyle, Ross Lynch and Tati Gabrielle.
Who’s Got the Typewriter
The creative team gives the idea of a teen drama, with the creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, already screenwriter of “Glee,” “Supergirl” e “Riverdale” (with which there are rumors about a common universe), and the producer Greg Berlanti, the man who has created the DC universe for The CW, but the real nature of the show is much darker and obscure.
What to Know (ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS)
Basically, anyone knows the backstory of Sabrina, a young half-human witch who finds herself straddling these two realities with all the resulting problems. Netflix has decided to bring her back in a much darker and horror way, closer to the comic-book than to the other adaptations, showing an always16-years-old easygoing Sabrina, but with a darker tone.
“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is indeed, first of all, a horror, and then a teen drama, with blood, murders and infernal creatures.
From the pilot you can quickly understand that this series intends to touch a lot of important topics, with several immediately posed storylines, immediately grabbing any kind of audience.
What They Say
The young star Kiernan Shipka on the importance of this show and what her character could mean said,
“The show is a lot about female empowerment and there’s a lot of very feminist themes in it. There’s a lot of different ways to look at what it means to be a witch and how Sabrina is sort of finding herself and identifying with her mortal self as well as her witch self. It really becomes this journey about relationships, people, and growing up as yourself. It’s about owning your truth and realizing the powers that you have. At the end of the day, there’s some magic in the world, but it’s more about these people and this story.”
What You’ll Need
If you were thinking of not watching it, remembering Melissa Joan Hart’s Sabrina, so completely forget her and enjoy this new Netflix series, much more mature and with some great quotes to the horror/demonic genre…groovy!
Out of 5 Monkeys