Sabrina comes to the CW, The Exorcist returns, and more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is coming to the CW
A press release went out this week announcing that Riverdale would be getting a sister show in the form of a classic witch:
Get ready for an intense look into the world of magic and witchcraft with THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA, a new one-hour dark drama/horror project based on the classic Archie Comics character. The new project is eyed to debut in The CW’s 2018-19 television season as a companion to RIVERDALE.
The new show will be written by Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer and RIVERDALE Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, directed by Lee Toland Krieger, and produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Brothers Studios. Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schecter, Jon Goldwater, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Lee Toland Krieger serve as executive producers.
SABRINA will draw from the critically acclaimed CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA comic book series from Archie Comics written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and artist Robert Hack, detailing the compelling and shocking re-imagining of Sabrina the Teenage Witch’s occult origins. This dark coming-of-age story deals with horror, the occult, and witchcraft and will see Sabrina struggle to reconcile her dual nature of being half-witch and half-mortal while protecting her family and the world from the forces of evil.
Casting and additional news on the new series will be revealed in the months to come.
The Exorcist returns this Friday
After a critically acclaimed first season (which you can now stream on Netflix), The Exorcist returns to FOX this Friday night for a brand new season. The premiere is described as:
“Six months after leaving Chicago, Father Tomas continues his training to become an exorcist under the watchful eye of his partner Marcus Keane. Their travels lead them to a troubled young woman in rural Montana, where their investigation puts them in the crosshairs of her extended family. But as Tomas’ skills continue to grow, Marcus begins to worry that his apprentice is taking unnecessary risks.”
“The action then switches to a secluded private island off the coast of Seattle, where Andy Kim (John Cho, “Star Trek,” “Harold & Kumar”) runs a group home for at-risk foster children, whose lives are disrupted when the state sends a social worker (Li Jun Li, “Quantico,” “Blindspot”) to determine whether the foster home should be closed. Little do they know the true danger is yet to come: a malevolent presence that has set its sights upon one of the children in Andy’s care.”
Discover how Pennywise came to life
As Stephen King’s It continues drawing in audiences as it lays claims to the title of most succesful horror film ever, a new video was released this week that shows how director Andy Muschietti, actor Bill Skarsgård and the talented crew who worked on It helped bring the horrific character of Pennywise to life.
Netflix releases trailer for 1922
Keeping along the Stephen King front, this week Netflix released the trailer for 1922, the adaptation of King’s novella originally found in Full Dark, No Stars. The film stars Thomas Jane as a man who kills his wife with help from his son, but soon believes that she is haunting him from beyond the grave.
1922 hits Netflix on October 20th.