'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Release Time: First Episode Hits Netflix

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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is set to release on October 26. That’s tomorrow, for anyone who hasn’t been counting down the days all month, but if you’re wondering exactly when the new series will hit you can stop refreshing Netflix right now. We have the answer for you.

Netflix almost always premieres new shows and movies at 3 a.m. Eastern on the date of their release. That’s because the streaming giant is based in California. So it’s actually releasing that content at midnight, which makes sense. Unfortunately, it means anyone on the West coast will have to stay up extra late if they want to check out this modern reimagining of the Archie Comics character turned ‘90s sitcom star.

While you wait, why not watch the original series? It’s weirdly not on Netflix, but you can binge all seven seasons of Sabrina The Teenage Witch on Hulu. Or just soak yourself in ‘90s nostalgia with this video featuring all the different opening credit themes from that show:

The new Chilling Adventures of Sabrina from showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, Glee) leans a lot more heavily into the franchise’s demonic themes, though it still has a sense of humor. You can expect a spookier story that focuses on Sabrina as she makes a difficult decision as to whether she’ll go full witch like her aunts or live as a human with her friends from school. Also, Salem is an actual cat now, not a puppet, but he can still talk.

In short, if you’re looking for some spooky Halloween fun and you love Riverdale this is the show for you. Now you just have to wait for it to hit Netflix.

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