The first meeting between Sabrina Spellman and her cat Salem teases a creepy backstory behind her furry familiar has been revealed in a new clip from Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
The upcoming Archie Comics adaptation has the young witch alone in her room only to be startled by a supernatural guest. As she turns to face her surprise visitor, a shadowy demonic being darts behind her room divider.
"I heard you calling in the woods and I came," hisses the creature before taking the form of a black cat.
"Such a pretty kitty," marvels the teenage witch at her companion's new form.
The Netflix series' showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa previously hinted that the first season would be relatively light on appearances by Salem as star Kiernan Shipka is allergic to cats.
Executive produced by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale), Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater, and Lee Toland Krieger, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina stars Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson, and Bronson Pinchot. The first season arrives on October 26 on Netflix.