Netflix's 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' Season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything else about the bewitching show
The teenage witch is back, her hair is lighter and her spells are darker. Here's everything you need to know about Netflix's upcoming binge-worthy and spell-binding show.
Last Halloween was extra witchy, thanks to the premiere of 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina' (CAOS). The witchiness even extended to Christmas as Netflix aired a special episode, A Midwinter’s Tale. Now moving on to the new year, the series is returning again with 10 episodes of season 2 to bewitch the viewers again, this time with no special holiday to back it up.
Themed all black and witchy, it seems as if the 16-year-old half-witch has embraced more of her witchier and edgier side this new season and excited fans are rooting for her to be more evil. Why not? Bad girls have the most fun anyway, and with grey-haired Sabrina Spellman, we stand!
Season 2 of 'CAOS' is slated to release April 5 on the first Friday of the month.
Season 1 and even the Christmas special episode laid the premise of season 2 to an extent. While season 1 was about Sabrina's conflict with her witchy side and mortal side, the Midwinter's Tale saw her seek answers to her own identity. Netflix describes season 2 as the young Spellman exploring her "darker side." She will be “curious to learn more about her heritage, while struggling to maintain her friendships in the mortal world."
It further addressed her romantic relationship as things ended rather sour between her and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey Kinkle. "Romantically, Sabrina is caught in an unholy love triangle between sexy warlock Nicholas Scratch and salt-of-the-Earth mortal Harvey Kinkle. Meanwhile, The Dark Lord, Madame Satan, and Father Blackwood continue to conjure chaos in the Spellman household and the town of Greendale."
Except for those who died with no possibility of resurrection such as Principal Hawthorne, who was eaten by Madam Satan, almost all of the main cast are returning in season 2. Kiernan Shipka will shine again as Sabrina Spellman, her now ex-boyfriend Harvey Kinkle will be played by Ross Lynch. The strict and the lenient aunts Hilda and Zelda Spellman will be played by Lucy Davis and Miranda Otto respectively.
Sabrina's mortal BFFs Rosalind, who is cunning, and Susie, will be played by Jaz Sinclair and Lachlan Watson as they figure out a way to work on their friendship. Sabrina's cousin, Ambrose will be played by Chance Perdomo, who has been under a house arrest for a long time.
The three Weird Sisters will be played by Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, and Abigail F Cowen. Michelle Gomez will continue to spread fear as Madame Satan and Richard Coyle as Father Blackwood will be just as frightening.
Incoming, new cast members include actor Alexis Denisof, best known for playing Wesley the Watcher in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' and will play the character of a man who just returned to Greendale after working overseas with Physicians Without Borders to his girlfriend Mary Wardwell (Michelle Gomez). Little does he know that she is dead and her body is possessed by the evil Madam Satan.
'Descendants' actor Jedidiah Goodacre has also landed a role as a remixed incarnation who Netflix says is "keeping secrets, especially his own," including hoarding a cursed portrait.
'CAOS' comes from the creator of the CW's hit 'Riverdale,' Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa. In December 2017, Netflix ordered the series as a two-season deal and in December 2018, the streaming giant ordered 16 more episodes to be divided over seasons three and four. Because Aguirre-Sacasa created both the millennial hits, there was high anticipation for a crossover, and though that hasn't exactly happened, there's a future possibility that it just might.
'CAOS' got into some legal trouble recently. The Satanic Temple filed a $50 million copyright suit against Netflix on November 8, 2018, since it believed the show is "appropriating" the organization’s design of the monument to Baphomet. The design in question is in the form of a monument at Sabrina’s witch school, the Academy of Unseen Arts.
The trailer for season 2 dropped December 1, 2018, which was pretty early. Not only did the trailer release the premiere date but flaunted a new avatar of the teenage witch; a bleach grey hair and a lot of black dresses. "Since when do you wear back? Trying to be edgy?" Aunt Zelda asks sarcastically. The trailer only proves Sabrina has completely embraced her dark side especially after signing the Book of the Beast.
The devil has a large hand in this season as the trailer concludes with Sabrina contemplating to burn down her mortal school, Baxter High.
A new trailer released March 18, shows the silver-haired teenage witch is seduced by her growing power and manages to appall witches as well as warlocks with her magical abilities. We even hear Father Blackwood question how a "half-mortal" can be capable of such massive power.
In a snappy short scene, we see her unleashing her psychokinesis power killing two men just with a slight movement of her arms. Through the 2-minute trailer, we see her fly, craft and perform some amazing magic, much to the concern of her family, the dark witches running the Spellman mortuary.
The trailer wastes no time establishing the evil version of Sabrina, as she walks into Baxter High spreading gasoline across the floor and lighting a matchbox, which hints that she is saying goodbye to her mortal-self. She also kisses both men in her life, Harvey and Nicholas, hinting at a potential love triangle.
Netflix released the first look images on March 5 and it basically focuses on her love triangle.
Where to watch
All 10 episodes of season 2 will be available on Netflix April 5.
Season 1 recap
As Sabrina Spellman turned 16, she had to make a life-changing decision and sign her name in the Book of the Beast and give herself to Satan. But instead of accepting the ways of the Dark Lord with Dark Baptism, she runs away and causes a series of trouble to her witch-family. In the one special episode, she ends up signing her name and embraces her dark side. Her mortal friends don't take the news of her being a witch in the best way because one of her best friends has a history of conflict with the Greendale witches.
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