‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ is a supernatural drama that revolves around the life of Sabrina Spellman, who is half-witch and half-mortal, as she struggles to manage the complications that emerge because of her dual life. Apart from deciphering her true calling, Sabrina has to protect her family and friends from the evil forces that lurk in the dark. An official adaptation of the comic-book series ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch,’ the show has been created by Roberto Aguirre- Sacasa, who is also the man behind the hit teenage drama, ‘Riverdale.’
‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ first premiered on October 26, 2018, on Netflix. It has spawned three successful seasons and has managed to get better with every season. The third season of the show released in January 2020. It has been touted as the “best season” and currently holds a critic-rating of 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.
The show possesses a sinister vibe, more like, a Halloween vibe but throughout the year, and is packed with powerful performances, chilling visuals, along with witchcraft, demonic possessions, magical creatures, warlocks, mortals (of course), and Satan himself. Apart from that, it has been lauded for flawlessly covering social issues like feminism, LGBTQ+ representation, gender parity, patriarchy, etc., without being preachy.
Which brings us to the obvious question: Will there be a ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ season 4? We will answer that question, but first let’s quickly look at the details of the series.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Cast: Who is in it?
Kiernan Shipka headlines the show as the titular character Sabrina Spellman, a student of Baxter High, who is a half-human and half-witch. Lucy Davis plays the role of Hilda Spellman, Sabrina’s sweet and vulnerable aunt, while Miranda Otto is Zelda Spellman, the strict aunt. Chance Perdomo stars as Sabrina’s pan-sexual warlock cousin, Ambrose Spellman.
Joining them as Sabrina’s mortal friends are Jaz Sinclair as Rosalind Walker, and Lachlan Watson as Susie Putnam / Theo Putnam (Susie comes out as a trans boy and adopts the name Theo). Ross Lynch essays the character of Sabrina’s charming boyfriend, Harvey Kinkle. Michelle Gomez steps into the role of Mary Wardell, who is a manipulative demonic entity, disguising as a Baxter High teacher. She wishes to train Sabrina and make her Satan’s foot soldier. Richard Coyle plays Father Faustus Blackwood, who is the dean of head of the Academy of the Unseen Arts and The High Priest of the Church of Night.
Tati Gabrielle stars as Prudence, the enigmatic leader of the Weird Sisters. She despises Sabrina and never misses a chance to put her down. The other two sisters are Abigail Cowen as Dorcas and Adeline Rudolph as Agatha. Gavin Leatherwood plays Nicholas “Nick” Scratch, a charismatic warlock who later gets into a romantic relationship with Sabrina.
Season 3 adds three new characters — Sam Corlett as Caliban, Skye P. Marshall as Mambo, and Jonathan Whitesell as Robin. Apart from that, all of the lead cast members will be reprising their original roles.
We can expect the same cast members to reprise their roles in season 4.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Plot: What is it About?
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is the tale of a teenager, Sabrina Spellman, who goes through hell (literally) to strike a balance between her two natures – half witch and half mortal. She lives with her witch aunties – Hilda and Zelda, cat Salem, and her endearing cousin Ambrose, who is under house arrest for trying to blow up a hostel. Along with attending a local school, Baxter High, for formal education, she also attends the Academy of the Unseen Arts to learn magic and witchcraft. She is smitten with Harvey and has two good friends in Rosalind and Susie (Theo).
While going about her daily life, Sabrina has to resist the evil forces that try to take over her mortal side. She is surrounded by sinister forces that are trying to suck her into the evil world, endangering her family and friends, to make her weak. If that’s not enough, the Weird Sisters, led by Prudence are here to wreak havoc into Sabrina’s world.
Sabrina gradually discovers that her favorite teacher Mary Wendell is actually Madam Satan in disguise who is trying to manipulate Sabrina to give up her mortal life and embrace her dark powers. Meanwhile, things go south with Harvey and Sabrina develops romantic feelings for a charming and smart warlock, Nick. In a face-off with Satan himself, who declares that Sabrina is his daughter, Nick is sucked into Hell at the end of season 2.
Season 3 follows Sabrina and her friends, as they embark on a not-so-pleasant trip to hell, in order to rescue Sabrina’s boyfriend (or not?) Nick Scratch, from Satan’s clutches. Sabrina has fully embraced her witch powers and is now a snarkier version of the Sabrina, we see in the initial seasons. To fulfill her mission, Sabrina sacrifices a lot and endures both physical and emotional setbacks in the Satan’s den. She also wrestles with Caliban to take over the throne of Hell. It delves deep into the mythological side and brings in urban legends involving dark arts, cosmic dangers, voodoo, the resurgence of Old Gods, among many others. It also hints at the connection with ‘Riverdale.’
In Season 4, we can expect Sabrina and her friends to go on more thrilling adventures and explore the world of magic and witchcraft, even further.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 4 Release Date: When Will it Premiere?
‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ season 3 premiered on January 24, 2020, on Netflix. It consists of eight episodes with a runtime of 55-60 minutes each.
As far as the next season goes, here’s what we know. Fans of the witch drama can rejoice as the show has been renewed for season 4. On December 18, 2018, Netflix ordered 16 more episodes from the makers, which is split into two batches – Season 3 (eight episodes) and Season 4 (eight episodes). If we go by the release pattern of previous seasons (there was a six months gap between part 1 and part 2), it is quite likely that ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ season 4 will release sometime in July 2020.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Trailer
While we wait for the trailer of season 4, check out the adrenaline-pumping trailer for ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ season 3!