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Hello Kitty! New Chilling Adventures of Sabrina clip unveils Salem the Cat

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Oct 11, 2018

He had us at meow. A new clip from Netflix's highly anticipated Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the based on the Archie Comic, has hit the web and for those wondering how the new series will portray the teenage spellcaster's favorite kitty, Salem, here's your answer.

The feisty black cat, whose full name of course is Salem Saberhagen, was one of the most memorable characters of the original sitcom, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, starring Melissa Joan Hart when it aired back in the '90s.

The supernatural reboot features Mad Men's Kiernan Shipka as the teen enchantress Sabrina Spellman and aims to be a darker, more dramatic take on the coming of age tale as evidenced by her spooky first encounter with Salem shown here.

And there's more to this mischievous cat than meets the eye as we get a glimpse of the former witch inhabiting him. As Sabrina lore goes, Salem's lot in life was to be sentenced by the Witch's Council to spend a century as a Shorthair kitty prowling around Greendale with limited powers who serves up a barbed sense of humor as Sabrina's companion.

Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale) tweeted out a first look of Salem in feline form back in February (the role is played by three different cats, FYI).

Netflix held a surprise screening of the pilot episode of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina at New York Comic Con last weekend, which was met by cheers of approval from those in attendance.

And if that's not enough of a treat, the streaming service is planning drop all the episodes for Season 1 on Friday, Oct. 26, just in time for Halloween.

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