When the hands on the clock strike midnight this Friday, April 5, “The Witching Hour” will once again be upon us, with Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa‘s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 2 set to work its magic across our Netflix accounts. Now with the series renewed for 16 episodes (or Parts 3 and 4) and both an official trailer and chapter titles released (see below), fans get to breathe a sigh of relief and get back to the time-honored tradition of “Predicting What We’re Going to See” – specifically, will Kiernan Shipka‘s Sabrina end up going for Ross Lynch‘s Harvey or Gavin Leatherwood‘s Nicholas?
Speaking with EW, Shipka described the upcoming season as “chaotic and massive,” adding, “The stakes are higher, and everything is intensified times 100. The boiling point is reached in the second season.” While she did sign the Book of the Beast at the end of the first season, Sabrina is not “evil” and is not whole-heartedly in service to the Dark Lord. Based from what we’ve seen so far, it’s Nicholas who is Sabrina’s choice to actually take down the entire “faith” from within – which makes perfect sense to Shipka:
“Nick champions Sabrina in a way Harvey couldn’t because [Harvey’s] not a warlock, and he doesn’t understand witchcraft. Nick is enthralled with Sabrina and her powers, and that gives her the incentive to explore them more. They’re a team. They’re partners in crime. In this season of Sabrina’s life, it would not work with Harvey. The love for Harvey will always be there, and who knows when she will decide to revisit that, but Nick makes sense for Sabrina this season.”
t’s a wicked world out there, and Sabrina is brewing up trouble. After signing her name in the Book of the Beast, Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) struggles to find the balance between her place in the mortal world and her new darker side. New challenges await Sabrina in Part 2, including having to choose between the familiar mortal Harvey Kinkle, and the sexy warlock Nicholas Scratch. She may have signed her name to the Dark Lord, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t willing to raise a little hell.
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.
Here’s a look at the nine chapter titles for Part 2: “The Epiphany,” “The Passion of Sabrina Spellman,” “Lupercalia,” “Doctor Cerberus’s House of Horror,” “Blackwood,” “The Missionaries,” “The Miracles of Sabrina Spellman,” “The Mandrake,” and “The Mephisto Waltz.”
Joining the cast during one of those episodes 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.