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Things We Saw Today: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Shows Off Its Salem

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, an executive producer for The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, recently unveiled our first look at the new version of Salem. The talking cat provided much of the comic relief on the 1996-2003 Sabrina the Teenage Witch TV show, as a warlock who’d been transformed into a cat for 100 years after trying to take over the world.

In The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic seriesSalem has a less megalomaniacal origin. After he impregnates Abigail Williams (like, The Crucible Abigail Williams) right before the Salem Witch trials and then refuses to help her, she, the Devil, and the other witches transform him into a cat. (Then again, Chilling Adventures Salem also makes a reference to “attempt[ing] to enact the Book of Revelation,” so maybe he also got up to some world-conquering antics.)

Whatever his origin in the new show, look! It’s a cute cat!

  • io9 has a great video history of the supernatural pregnancy trope.
  • Over at The Outline, Laura Turner has a clever and compelling article about The Good Place‘s treatment of theology and the afterlife.
  • Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who scored SicarioArrival, and Theory of Everything, has passed away at 48. (via Pitchfork)
  • Character actor Reg E. Cathey, who had roles on House of Cards and The Wire, has passed away at 59. (via Variety)
  • The Doom Patrol will be coming to Episode Five of DC’s live-action Titans show. (via ScreenRant)

  • Stranger Things 3 will be eight episodes long, just like Season One. Stranger Things 2 went for the slightly longer nine-episode season. (via SYFY Wire)
  • LOLOLOL He cares about due process now?

That’s all I’ve got for today, TMSers! What’d you see?

(Featured image: ABC Television)

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