When it was announced that Netflix
was developing a TV adaptation of the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
” comics, one question naturally emerged: How would Salem the Cat
factor into all this? The new show — which isn’t a remake of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch
” but rather a new entity based on the same Archie Comics
character — takes a darker approach than its predecessor, which is to say that the wisecracking feline who featured prominently in Melissa Joan Hart
’s sitcom would likely have a different presence here.
That question remains unanswered for now, but at least we know that the new Salem (last name Saberhagen) can walk the black carpet. The black cat did just that at the show’s world premiere, a remarkable feat given how difficult it is to make a cat do anything it doesn’t want to without running away; this may be the surest sign