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The Girl Who's Playing Young Sabrina In "Chilling Adventures" Looks So Much Like Kiernan Shipka It's Probably Witchcraft

This is so accurate it's spooky.

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If you haven't watched Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina yet, where have you been?! Go and watch it now. Keep this post open in a tab and come back after you've watched the whole season. You're welcome.


If you're a fan of the show, you probably already know that it's getting a special holiday episode. It's called Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale, and it'll premiere on Netflix on December 14th.

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It was announced earlier this month that the episode will follow Sabrina, her family, and her coven as they celebrate the Winter Solstice.

Well, Netflix just announced that the episode will include throwback scenes featuring a young Sabrina. And the actor they've cast to play her — Mckenna Grace — looks more than a little bit like her teenage counterpart, Kiernan Shipka.

Like, they look so alike it's actually creepy.

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Mckenna's only 12 years old, but she's already got a seriously impressive resume. You probably recognise her from her roles as a young Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, or as a young Theo Crain in Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House.

Alternatively, you might recognise her from her real-life role as Looking Exactly Like Kiernan Shipka.

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And if the uncanny resemblance wasn't enough to land Mckenna the role of Young Sabrina, her affinity for a particular familiar probably sealed the deal.

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If you were (somehow) still questioning if Mckenna was the right person to play a young Sabrina, please look at this still of her in costume for A Midwinter's Tale.


I have no doubt in my mind that döppelgangers actually exist after seeing these two side-by-side.


Netflix also announced that Alexis Denisof (of Buffy fame) will play Ms Wardwell's boyfriend — who returns from a trip unaware that his girlfriend has been possessed by Madam Satan — and Jedidiah Goodacre will play a warlock-slash-nightclub owner by the name of Dorian Gray.

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I, for one, can't wait to see this episode.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale will debut on Netflix on December 14th.