Chilling Adventures of Sabrina renewed for 16 more episodes
Less than a few weeks after debuting the first trailer for the highly anticipated second season of its adaptation of the hit Archie comic, Netflix has announced a renewal of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina for 16 more episodes to be split up in two parts!
Creator and executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa said: “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.”
The series, which stars Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) in the titular role, was ordered to series by Netflix after initial development began at The CW in a two-season deal, with an agreement set to film both seasons back-to-back. The first season premiered on the streaming service on October 26 to rave reviews from critics and audiences for its dark visuals, creepy tone and Shipka’s lead performance.
Shipka 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) is writing the adaptation (the comic book basis for which he also wrote) and will executive produce. Lee Toland Krieger will direct and executive produce with Aguirre-Sacasa, Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, and Jon Goldwater. The drama hails from the Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions.
The upcoming third and fourth parts of the series will be filmed back to back in Vancouver as the first two seasons were and will enter production sometime next year. The second season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is set to hit the streaming service on April 5, 2019.