Santa Claus…Satan’s Claws…just sayin’…
Looks like “The Witching Hour” had a few more minutes left to it than viewers of Netflix‘s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina realized. Series creator/showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa announced a holiday surprise for the horror/drama series’ faithful fans: a holiday-themed special series episode entitled Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale will be released December 14 on Netflix. With the series’ first season premiering on the streaming service, production on the second season of the popular series is currently underway and expected to premiere some time in 2019.
Though no further details were made available by Netflix, Aguirre-Sacasa expressed his “love” for the special holiday project. Here’s a look at Aguirre-Sacasa’s announcement tweet; as well as a special holiday greeting/announcement from Salem, courtesy of the series’ official Twitter account. Netflix’s holiday preview video It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Netflix looks at the streaming service’s holiday mine-up and includes two preview clips:
— RobertoAguirreSacasa (@WriterRAS) November 12, 2018
Feline the holiday cheer. The CAOS holiday special arrives December 14. pic.twitter.com/pfqY0tzflq
— Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (@sabrinanetflix) November 12, 2018
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina stars Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, Lachlan Watson, Bronson Pinchot, and Gavin Leatherwood
Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as chief creative officer of Archie Comics, penned the script for the series. Aguirre-Sacasa executive produces alongside Riverdale collaborators Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger. The drama hails from Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions.