Netflix renews 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' for seasons 3 and 4: Here's what to expect
It is not going to be as dull as the Winter Solstice episode, because we have Sabrina's powers yet to be explored, mysteries yet to be solved and, of course, baby Leticia
You cannot undo the spell of the teenage witch anytime soon for 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,' is renewed for third and fourth season, even before season two has wrapped up filming.
If you think you haven't stopped hearing about Sabrina, since, let's say Halloween, then you're probably right. Surprising the fans with the Christmas special, 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale' premiered as a one-off episode on December 14. Slightly disappointing as compared to season one, the standalone episode promised a lot, debuting an eerie trailer featuring Satan and Santa, only to simmer the thrill low with its full hour episode.
However, 'A Midwinter's Tale' was not completely hopeless since a hefty premise of season two was laid, bridging the loopholes of season one and connecting it to season two. With production underway for season two set to release April 5, 2019, the upcoming season will address the plot of the one-off episode starting right from the powerful Madam Satan and Gryla the witch, eyeing for Father Blackhood's baby girl who Aunt Zelda sneaked and kidnaped to save her from the patriarchal wrath of her father, who only wanted a son.
So 'A Midwinter's Tale' introduced us to baby Leticia, and it also made it clear that she will not be brought up in the Spellman household, especially after Gryla's visit. Aunt Zelda will be sending Leticia to the outcast witch from the woods, Desmelda, to teach her the old ways in secret. But that does not mean we will not see the new witch growing up.
As Zelda makes it clear she will visit the baby and provide for her when possible, we are assured that the seasons to come will explore Leticia's story alongside Sabrina's and you can imagine what an amazing 'chilling adventure' that is going to be!
The Winter Solstice episode, as witches call Christmas, also answered the question as to why Sabrina's mortal mother was stuck in the limbo. In an emotional scene, Sabrina's mother tells her 16-year-old daughter the reason she could not move on after her death is because she was afraid her daughter wouldn’t receive the love and protection like she was capable of giving.
Seeing Sabrina in the capable good hands of her aunts, gives solace to Sabrina's mother's spirit. However, the question surrounding her death as well as Sabrina's father is still a major mystery, which might be explored in the upcoming seasons.
The teenage witch's relationship with her friends at Baxter High seemed to have improved especially after rescuing Susie Putnam from Bartel, a Yuletide demon. As for Roz Sinclair, who is eventually going to lose her eyesight, Sabrina's friendship needs improvement since Roz knows the reason she is losing her vision is because of the witches' curse that passed from one generation to the other.
As for Sabrina Spellman's love life, it's still a mess with Harvey Kinkle, who hasn't yet forgiven Sabrina for what happened to his brother, Tommy. In the one-off episode Harvey tells Sabrina to never use magic on him or near him and returns her Christmas gift back.
There was no sight of Nicholas Scratch in the holiday episode, much to fans' dismay, as the young and handsome warlock at the Academy of Unseen Arts, seems pretty good a match for our beloved teenage witch. Who knows what romance may unfurl in the coming seasons.
Season one with its 10 episodes left a lot more questions to be answered, mainly after Sabrina signed the Book of the Beast, which made her 10x powerful and gave her a new look, bold lipstick and silver hair! 'A Midwinter's Tale' showed no sign of Sabrina's new grown power, so one can hope seasons to come will showcase her power in full display. The second season will air in April with 9 episodes, and now that Netflix has ordered 16 more episodes, it will be divided into Part 3 and Part 4.
Series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, announced; “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.” He even took to Twitter to show how they are celebrating the news with a pyjama party.
Excited fans have also taken to social media to express their praise for Satan. We can only hope the spells keep coming and covens keep growing! Hail. Satan.