Looks like "The Witching Hour" is going into serious overtime, with Netflix giving Sabrina's (Kiernan Shipka) familiar Salem the opportunity to announce (through its NX Twitter account) that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has been renewed for 16 episodes (or Parts 3 and 4).
You can check out the announcement for yourselves below – and let the speculation begin!
AND NOW, A MESSAGE FROM SALEM: pic.twitter.com/2g5YtEaB4w
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) December 18, 2018
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has been renewed for 16 more episodes! Production begins next year and the next batch will air in two parts: Parts 3 & 4. pic.twitter.com/OvwMftgMN0
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) December 18, 2018
"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."
– Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
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.
Adding to next season's wicked fun is Alexis Denisof (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) as Adam Masters, Ms. Wardwell's boyfriend who returns to Greendale after a stint overseas working with Physicians Without Frontiers — unaware that his fiancée has been taken over by the demoness Madam Satan; and Jedidiah Goodacre (The Originals, The 100) as warlock Dorian Gray: owner of exclusive nightclub Dorian's Gray Room and enigmatic gentleman of an indeterminate age who is very good at keeping secrets, especially his own. During the Sabrina holiday special, McKenna Grace (The Haunting of Hill House) will portray a young Sabrina Spellman.