Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: 7 things to expect from season 2 as it returns on New Moon on Friday
The magic is darker, so is Sabrina. Here's all you can expect from Netflix's chilling hit returning on April 5
This Friday's New Moon coincides with the premiere of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' season 2, and there's so much of witchy magic to look forward to.
Ever since Sabrina Spellman signed her name in the 'Book of the Beast,' her half-witch, half-mortal identity has been sorted to the extent of her embracing the dark side more and going down the path of the Dark Lord.
Which means this season will be definitely darker than the first, which to our disappointment was not as "chilling" as promised. But Part 2 will be different. The trailer itself demonstrated Sabrina Spellman, all ready to set Baxter High, her mortal school on fire.
Would embracing the darker side mean Sabrina Spellman burning down her mortal connection to ashes? She has even cut ties with her mortal friends, including Harvey Kinkle, her ex-boyfriend, Roz and Susie, her best friends.
With all of that out there, here are the things to expect from season 2.
1. Sabrina goes down the dark road
As if her silver bob and dark lipstick weren't enough of an assurance, the trailer has teased that she will go to any length to please the Dark Lord and fulfill the mysterious "prophecy" of bringing down the 'Church of the Night.' We can sense Aunt Zelda smiling.
2. Love triangle or perfect match?
Teasers have given glimpses of an eventual love triangle between Sabrina Spellman, Harvey Kinkle, and Nicholas Scratch. In season 1, the handsome warlock had told Sabrina that it only makes sense for the half witch to have two boyfriends for her dual nature.
Harvey had moved away because of the revelation of Sabrina's identity, and the death of his beloved brother, Tommy, only did more harm to his already imploding family life.
In the one-off winter special episode, Harvey still had not forgiven Sabrina. Picking up from where it ended, Sabrina is single, and warlock Nicholas Scratch's presence should only make moving on easier, but it's the matter of the heart and heart wants what it wants, we can never tell.
3. More of Ambrose Spellman
The mysterious "cousin" Spellman wrapped up as quite a mysterious warlock in season one, and the only thing we know about him is that he tried to blow up the Vatican, and for that, he's been under house arrest in the Spellman mortuary for 75 years.
"My father died young. He was killed by witch hunters. I drifted from university to university, trying to find a father figure. And then, I found one," he tells Father Blackwood in season 1 as the High Priest reduces his sentence. In Part 2, Ambrose serves as a liberated warlock with much more secrets to reveal. But we also need to look out for him.
4. More of Salem
Sabrina fans, who have followed the character since the '96 sitcom, were highly disappointed when Salem, Sabrina's famous cat, was not a talking character like in the original comics. It is believed, actually hoped, that this installation will have more of Salem than season one, and at least will have one dedicated episode for the forest goblin-turned-cat. However, Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sabrina, found out that she is allergic to cats, so the distance too, may be maintained. We'll have to wait and see.
5. More sass from Madam Satan
It's impossible to dislike the villain of Sabrina's story. The witch who possessed Miss Wardwell's body after killing her revealed that she is Madam Satan in the finale of season 1. Turns out, her name is Lilith, and she is considered the queen of the night. Legend has it that Lilith is Adam's first wife, who rebelled against God as she refused to lie beneath him during copulation. After leaving the garden of Eden, she met Lucifer in the caves and ignited a love story with him.
6. Surprise from Aunt Hilda
Compared to Aunt Zelda, Hilda is considered meek and weak. Hilda has been banished from the 'Church of the Night,' and we can definitely expect to see more of an evil side from the "nice one."
7. New characters
We will meet a lot of new characters in Sabrina's new chapter, but three of them are definitely the most interesting.
Alexis Denisof, best known for playing Wesley the Watcher in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer,' will play Adam, Miss Wardwell's boyfriend, who returns to Greendale after working overseas with Physicians Without Borders.
'Descendants' actor Jedidiah Goodacre plays Dorian Gray, who owns the eponymous club named Dorian Gray's Room. He is described as "an enigmatic gentleman of an indeterminate age and is very good at keeping secrets," including his own - a cursed portrait he hides from everyone.
Then, we meet Lucifer, teased in the trailer and played by Australian actor Luke Cook. The character description for him reads, "Attractive, sophisticated and devilishly charming."