Chilling Adventures of Sabrina adds McKenna Grace, Alexis Denisof & Jedidiah Goodacre
Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has added guest star McKenna Grace (The Haunting of Hill House, Captain Marvel) in the upcoming holiday episode “A Midwinter’s Tale.” Alexis Denisof (Angel, Much Ado About Nothing) and Jedidiah Goodacre (The Originals, The Order) have also joined Season 2 of the series in recurring roles, Deadline has confirmed.
Grace will guest star as Li’l Sabrina in the holiday special that will debut on December 14 on Netflix. Viewers will get to see what Sabrina was like as a precocious pre-teen witch. While the Church of Night celebrates the Winter Solstice, Li’l Sabrina goes out of her way to ask Santa for something special.
Denisof will play Adam Masters, the boyfriend of Mary Wardwell (Michelle Gomez). Handsome and charming, Adam returns to Greendale after a stint overseas working with Physicians Without Frontiers, unaware that his fiancé has been taken over by the demoness Madam Satan.
Goodacre will play warlock Dorian Gray, the owner of Dorian’s Gray Room, an exclusive nightclub. He is an enigmatic gentleman of an indeterminate age and is very good at keeping secrets, especially his own — a cursed portrait he hides from prying eyes.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is based on the comic book of the same name, which reimagines 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.
Kiernan Shipka stars as Sabrina in the new series and is joined by Lucy Davis (Wonder Woman) as Hilda Spellman, Miranda Otto (Annabelle: Creation) as Zelda Spellman, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez (Doctor Who) as Mary Wardell, Chance Perdomo as Ambrose Spellman, Jaz Sinclair, Richard Coyle as Father Blackwood, Tati Gabrielle as Prudence, Ross Lynch as Harvey Kinkle and Bronson Pinchot in the cast.
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale) wrote the adaptation (the comic book basis for which he also wrote) and also executive produces. Lee Toland Krieger directs and executive produces with Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater. The drama hails from the Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions.
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