The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has released its first official trailer, and it’s pure horror.

The short one-minute clip promises a darker take on everyone’s favourite Archie Comics witch, featuring dark magic, The Strangers-esque masks and an appearance from a ghastly horned demon.

It’s a far cry from Melissa Joan Hart’s version of Sabrina. Check out the first trailer below.

All ten episodes of Netflix’s Buffy-esque reboot will be released on 26 October.

American actress Kiernan Shipka steps into the iconic role of Sabrina Spellman, while Lucy Davis and Miranda Otto play the title character’s aunts, Hilda and Zelda.

Other cast members include Jaz Sinclair (Rosalind Walker), Michelle Gomez (Madam Satan), Chance Perdomo (Ambrose Spellman), Richard Coyle (Father Blackwood), Ross Lynch (Harvey Kinkle) and Tati Gabrielle (Prudence).

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said: “We’re all such huge fans of Kiernan’s work, that when we started talking about who this new incarnation of Sabrina could be, her name was on everyone’s wish list.

“This is a darker, more macabre version of Sabrina, and we’re incredibly excited for people to see Kiernan make this iconic character her own.”

The most famous TV adaptation of the character – Sabrina the Teenage Witch – originally aired between 1996 to 2003 with Melissa Joan Hart in the titular role.

Jon Goldwater – Archie Comics boss – added: “I am thrilled that Kiernan is playing Sabrina and have no doubt that she will embody the strength, courage and boldness that has made the character a fan favourite.”

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