Hot on the heels of the Sabrina Christmas special arriving on Netflix, the streaming giant has picked up the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for an additional 16 episodes. Here's what showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa had to say about the bumper renewal for the revamped Sabrina.
“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.”
I will gladly eat a slice of humble pie when I'm wrong; I thought the new Sabrina was going to be terrible when I heard about it, then the trailers arrived, and was immediately sold on the darker take on the Archie Comics classic. The first batch of adventures for Sabrina earned a legion of new fans with a series that feels as timely as Buffy was back in the day. The pains of adolescence all wrapped up in a dark and dangerous world of monsters.
The 16 episode order will be split over two eight-part batches released six months apart, much like the production of the first season, filming on the new installments will be shot back-to-back. Technically, you could say that the new episodes will make up seasons 3 & 4, but officially, Netflix ordered Sabrina for the first season of 20 episodes split over two parts.
There will be some new additions to the cast for the forthcoming second season with the exciting news that Angel star Alexis Denisof joining the recurring cast roster. Denisof will play Alex Masters, the boyfriend of Mary Wardwell (Michelle Gomez), and he has no idea that his beloved has been taken over by Madam Satan.
A Midwinter's Tale is available now on Netflix, and the second part of the first season will be available on April 5, 2019.