Netflix isn’t leaving Greendale anytime soon. According to reports from several outlets, including Variety, Netflix has renewed Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, based on the Archie Horror comics series of the same name, for an additional 16 episodes after the second half of season one premieres in April 2019.
Some outlets are reporting that the series has been picked up for seasons three and four, but it’s technically just season two — Netflix greenlit 20 episodes earlier this year, which it split into two release dates in October 2018 and April 2019. Likewise, the streaming giant will split these 16 newly-announced episodes into parts three and four of the series.
“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,” said showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who is also the chief creative officer at Archie Comics and the writer of the CAOS comics series. “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.”
According to Variety, Shipka will return for the new episodes along with Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson and Gavin Leatherwood. Jedidiah Goodacre is joining the series as the ageless (and narcissistic) Dorian Gray, along with Buffy and Angel alum Alexis Denisof, who will play Mary Wardwell’s (Gomez) boyfriend, Adam Masters.
Last we saw Sabrina, her aunts and her friends, they were grappling with mischief-makers on the Winter Solstice. What happens now that she’s signed her name in the Book of the Beast and fully embraced her witch side?
Samantha Puc is an essayist and culture critic whose work has been featured on Bitch Media, The Mary Sue, Bustle, and elsewhere. She mostly writes intersectional pop culture analysis with a particular focus on representation of LGBTQ and fat characters in fiction. Samantha is the managing editor at The Beat, as well as the co-creator and editor-in-chief of Fatventure Mag, an outdoors zine for fat creators who are into being active, but not into toxic weight-loss culture. She lives in Montana with her partner and cats.