Now that we know the “The Witching Hour” had a few more minutes left to it than most fans of Netflix‘s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina realized, we’re getting another look at Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale ahead of its December 14 release 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.
Series creator/showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa announced the holiday surprise to faithful fans of the horror/drama series via Twitter. Though no further details are available from Netflix beyond today’s images, Aguirre-Sacasa expressed his “love” for the special holiday project in his initial announcement:
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 line-up and includes two scenes from the special:
— 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.