Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a Netflix TV series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. This American show entails supernatural and horror elements. Based on the Archie comic book series of the same name, the show was produced by Warner Bros. and is centered around Sabrina Spellman, portrayed by Kiernan Shipka. Originally, back in September 2017, CW had the show in development. And the series was intended to be a companion series to Riverdale. Later, the show was moved to Netflix in December 2017.
The first part of the series was released on October 26, 2018, with ten episodes. Later, on December 14, 2018, a Christmas special episode was released. And then the second half was released on April 5, 2019, which consisted of nine episodes. Netflix had renewed the series for a second season in December 2018, which would consist of 16 episodes, split into two equal parts. Its first part came with eight episodes, which were released on January 24, 2020. And now, having waited almost a year, the second set was released on December 31, 2020.
What happened in till now?
Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a dark coming of age story. It is set in the fictional town of Greendale that includes horror and witchcraft. Being a half witch-half mortal, Sabrina Spellman must reconcile her dual nature. All while dividing her time between getting a normal teenage education at Baxter High and studying magic at the Academy of the Unseen Arts.
While trying to fight the patriarchy running the Satanic Church of Night, she must also protect the town of Greendale from supernatural threats. Things got even more complicated when in the second part, she found out that she was the daughter of Lucifer Morningstar. He let Sabrina live out her witch/mortal life while waiting for her to fulfill the prophecy.
Part 3 Recap
At the beginning of Part 3, Sabrina, Harvey, Rosalind, and Theo all go down to hell to save Nick Scratch. He had sacrificed himself and was sent there to prison. They were able to free Nick, but instead, she had to take her throne as the queen of hell. Now, a group of Hell’s nobility challenge Sabrina’s claim to the throne. As her father, Lucifer Morningstar, is missing. This group of nobility is comprised of Asmodeus, Purson, Beelzebub, and Prince Caliban. Her newfound responsibilities involve dealing with Caliban, the Prince of Hell, entrapping souls, finding the Unholy Regalia, and generally saving Greendale all over again.
During this, a band of traveling magic-folk appears by the name of pagans. They made use of old ritualistic ceremonies to worship the Green man, their deity. They aimed to overthrow the Spellman clan by sacrificing Greendale’s virgins and put an end to all satanic-based witchcraft. To drive them away, Zelda Spellman summons the hedge witches, namely, Gryla, Pesta, and Sycorax.
At the end of part 3, Sabrina wakes up in a time loop and is able to leap through time. Due to this, two of them now exist, the one from the past and the one from the present. She should have merged into one with her but decides not to. As with two Sabrina’s, she can do it all. Have a normal life as a kid in Greendale and be the Queen of Hell at the same time.
What will Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 4 be about?
According to showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, part 4 would likely follow the two Sabrinas simultaneously from now on. And each episode of Part 4 is like its own mini horror movie as the episodes will curtail the eight eldritch terrors conveniently in the eight episodes of part 4 itself.
Fans can also expect a cross-over episode featuring the cast of the original sitcom: Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. We will meet Hilda as Caroline Rhea and Zelda as Beth Broderick, judging by the sneak-peak released by Netflix. While it’s unclear how the aunties are introduced in part four, the clip hints at some sitcom set scenario that Sabrina finds herself stuck in. Either way, we can only be excited to see what is to come.
Will Part 4 be the last of Sabrina’s adventures? Unfortunately, yes. As of July 2020, Netflix has canceled the show, and part 4 will be the last of it unless the series is picked up by another network or even brought back.