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What to Watch on Friday: Netflix’s ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ features Raleigh actor

Kiernan Shipka stars in the new Netflix series “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.”
Kiernan Shipka stars in the new Netflix series “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” Netflix

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix) - This “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” spinoff imagines the origin story of Sabrina in a dark coming-of-age story that deals in horror, the occult and witchcraft. Tonally it’s nothing like the original — think more along the lines of “Rosemary’s Baby” — and it involves Sabrina wrestling with her dual nature, being half-witch and half-mortal. It stars Kiernan Shipka (Sally from “Mad Men”) as Sabrina but it also features Lachlan Watson of Raleigh (see photo below) as Susie, one of Sabrina’s friends at Baxter High and a founding member of the school’s WICCA club. According to an E! cast guide, Susie, who is being bullied at school, lives on a farm on the outskirts of town and must deal with a terrifying supernatural threat at home. Watson, who like the Susie character is non-binary, recently told Variety: “Susie provides a side of feminism that really represents that you really don’t have to be female to be a feminist. It really encompasses all minorities and all misunderstood people, or gender inequality as a whole, I think. Throughout Susie’s sort of queer journey — specifically a bit of a genderqueer journey — which really speaks to me, it’s having that group of incredible feminists behind their back.”

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (8 p.m., ABC) — In this 1966 animated classic, Linus waits in the pumpkin patch for the elusive Halloween symbol to appear. We also get a bonus cartoon, “You’re Not Elected, Charlie Brown,” which has Linus running for class president.

Midnight, Texas (9 p.m., NBC) - In the Season 2 premiere, Manfred discovers the strange dreams he’s having are disturbingly real, just as Midnight’s newfound peace is disrupted.

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