Another key cast member for the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Netflix series has been found, and this time it’s Sabrina’s talking cat, Salem.
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Announced on Twitter by executive producer and Archie Comics Chief Creative Officer (and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comic book writer) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, fans of the classic TV series and Archie Comics have got a playful first look at Salem — commonly depicted as a witch who has lived for hundreds of years that was sentenced to spend a century as a cat. The sentence came as punishment for attempting world domination, and saw Salem sent to live with Hilda and Sabrina Spellman. In the Chilling Adventures comic book, Salem was a human who was transformed into a cat as punishment.
While it hasn’t been directly confirmed that Salem will indeed be able to talk in the upcoming Riverdale spin-off, it’s one of the more recognizable and memorable features from the ’90s sitcom inspired by earlier (and more comedic) comic book stories, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Salem could theoretically bring a lot of comedic relief to the series, which otherwise looks to be rather dark.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet #Greendale’s latest resident. All hail, Salem! #sabrina, #netflix pic.twitter.com/XZ1dNPgvja
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) February 9, 2018
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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has a two-season, 20-episode order from Netflix, starring Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina Spellman and Jaz Sinclair as Rosalind Walker. There’s no release date for the show as of yet.