May as well get used to hanging out in Greendale. Netflix has renewed its Archie Comics adaptation, ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ for a third and fourth season. The series was originally intended to be a companion to The CW’s ‘Riverdale’, but when that network hesitated, Netflix offered to pick it up with a two-season order up front. It appears that Netflix’s investment worked out. In addition to a second set of episodes, due in April, Netflix also delivered a holiday special, ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale’ to tide fans over until new episodes arrive.
The show’s creator and showrunner, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa stated:
“Praise Satan! I’m so grateful to my partners at Warner Brothers, Netflix, Berlanti Television and Archie Productions for supporting this darker vision of the world’s most famous teen witch. And I’m thrilled to be continuing to tell Sabrina’s chilling adventures with our incredible cast and crew, led by the unstoppable Kiernan Shipka.”
There has been a slight modification to the run of ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’. The second set of episodes is not considered a second season, but rather Part 2 of Season 1. It also consists of nine episodes, instead of ten, presumably because the ‘Holiday Special’ counts toward that set of episodes. That means that there is a full second season on its way, in addition to the newly-ordered third and fourth.
Kiernan Shipka stars as Sabrina Spellman. The cast also includes Abigail F. Cowen, Richard Coyle, Lucy Davis, Tati Gabrielle, Michelle Gomez, Gavin Leatherwood, Ross Lynch, Miranda Otto, Chance Perdomo, Adeline Rudolph, Jaz Sinclair, and Lachlan Watson. The first season guest starred Bronson Pinchot, but he probably won’t be back.
In addition to the returning cast, the new episodes welcome Alexis Denisof and Jedidiah Goodacre. Denisof will portray Adam Masters, the boyfriend of Gomez’s Mary Wardwell. “Handsome and charming, Adam returns to Greendale after a stint overseas working with Physicians Without Frontiers — unaware that his fiance has been taken over by the demoness Madam Satan.” Meanwhile, Goodacre portrays Dorian Gray. “The owner of Dorian’s Gray Room, an exclusive nightclub, this enigmatic gentleman of indeterminate age is very good at keeping secrets, especially his own — a cursed portrait he hides from prying eyes.”
Season 1 part 1 and ‘A Midwinter’s Tale’ are available to stream on Netflix now. New episodes arrive on April 5, 2019.
Source: TV Line