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Riverdale Creator Shares a Perfectly Creepy Scene from CW’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

"Harvey, hunky as he may be, is clearly unnerved."

As we prepare for more blood feuds, Serpents, and maple syrup on a new season of Riverdale, another exciting addition to the CW looms on the horizon, bathed in moonlight. It was announced a few weeks ago that teenage witch Sabrina, who has yet to show up at Riverdale (much to my dismay), will be getting her own series based on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

The synopsis for the show reads:

“The hourlong drama reimagines the story of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft, naturally. The new iteration is described as in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist and finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.”

Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre Sacasa penned the pilot of this spooky series, and shared a picture of an opening scene with Sabrina and her boyfriend Harvey. I squinted a bit so it might not be perfectly clear, but here it is (spoilers!):

EXT. GREENDALE WOODS – NIGHT

SABRINA has brought her boyfriend HARVEY to a clearing in the dark woods. The moon shines down on them.

HARVEY: ‘Brina —

SABRINA: — sshhh, listen. (they do, then:) I love that sound. Wind blowing through tree branches? I think that’s my favorite sound in the whole world…

An OWL HOOTS. Harvey, hunky as he may be, is clearly unnerved.

HARVEY: Babe…

SABRINA: Don’t be scared, Harvey. Nothing in these woods will hurt you. Not as long as you’re with me–(taking his hand)–so stay close, okay?

HARVEY: Happy to. But, uh. Mind telling me what we’re doing here?

SABRINA: I….wanted you to see where I was born, Harvey. Not in Greendale General, like it says on my birth certificate. Here. In this grove of trees. Almost sixteen years ago. (there’s more) And, uhm. Where I’ll be reborn this Saturday night. On my birthday. At the stroke of midnight. In the middle of a –(wait for it)–a penumbral lunar eclipse. The kind that only happens once every sixty-six years. (then) That’s why I can’t got o Rosalind’s Halloween party this weekend.

HARVEY: I don’t understand — reborn how?

Anddddd scene. Poor hunky Harvey has no idea what’s coming for him.

What do you think of the look we got at Sabrina?

(image: Archie Comics)

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