Poor Sabrina Spellman. In last season of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, she learned that she’s the literal spawn of Satan. In an effort to defeat her father, the Dark Lord, his soul was trapped in the body of her boyfriend, Nick Scratch. Now, she and her friends are tasked with saving her love from the underworld while navigating their own interpersonal relationships and figuring out a way to complete all of their homework. Just normal teenage things.
Netflix’s two-part first season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina wrapped up last year and left everything in shambles. But it’s all a perfect set up for Part 3, and we have a brand new trailer that teases all of the hellishly good fun we’re bound to have in the show’s second season.
The Dark Lord’s unseating has sent shockwaves through the realms—and, with no one on the throne, Sabrina must assume the title of “Queen” to defend it against a challenger, the handsome Prince of Hell Caliban. Meanwhile, in Greendale, a mysterious carnival rolls into town, bringing with it a threat to the Spellmans and the coven: A tribe of pagans looking to resurrect an ancient evil…
Interesting! Sabrina has flirted with her Hellish royalty status for a while now, and it looks like that’ll only get more literal in Part 3. We’re also jazzed about this haunted carnival thing. That sounds like the plot of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes, but even more demonic and fun.
We also get some shots of Sabrina and pals in their gold and red cheerleader costumes, which is a direct reference to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as a pagan flower crown that’s definitely evoking Midsommar vibes. That must be intentional, as the official Netflix Twitter account highlighted the similarity as well.
MIDSOMMAR (2019) pic.twitter.com/HfliS8ttPQ
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 16, 2020
This all fits within the oeuvre of showrunner Robert Aguirre-Sacasa, the chief creative officer of Archie Comics who also penned the scripts for Part 3. He’s known for his referential style and high-camp fun, seen in his other hit Archie Comic series Riverdale. We can’t wait to see what he’s cooked up for us this time around. The trailer is every bit as spooky, splashy, and wild as what’s come before, so we’re definitely in for a treat.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 stars Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Gavin Leatherwood, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Lachlan Watson, Michelle Gomez, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, and Lachlan Watson. It arrives on Netflix on January 24.
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