If you’re a fan of The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina on Netflix then you’ll be pleased to know that not only has a second series officially been confirmed, there’s now a trailer and a release date to go with it.
Netflix confirmed on their official social media that Sabrina’s adventures would be coming back on April 5th, and it appears she’s gone ‘full witch’ for the next season.
It was also recently announced that the series would be getting a Christmas special.
The man behind the series, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Tweeted to his fans that the festive instalment will drop on Friday, Dec. 14.
As you can see in this Netflix teaser video, you get a sneak-peek at the Christmas special…
The episode description reads: “The Church of Night, like all covens, celebrates the Winter Solstice — the longest night of the year — when families gather together around the Yule Fire to sing pagan carols, tell ghost stories and huddle against the supernatural creatures that come out to cause mischief.
“Since the Winter Solstice is when the veil between this world and the next is at its thinnest, it’s the perfect time to conduct a séance — which Sabrina convenes, to try and contact her mother. But the holidays are also a time for guests and visitors — both welcome and unwelcome — and you never know what might come down the chimney.”
The series only debuted recently on Netflix, but it’s already in trouble as The Satanic Temple has filed a lawsuit of $50 million (£38 million) against them.
Basically, it’s all to do with the depiction of Baphomet. A deity that the Satanic Temple claims is part of its copyright. They also reckon that he’s portrayed in an unflattering manner.
For purposes of comparison… pic.twitter.com/AZJvmq1Cks
— Lucien Greaves (@LucienGreaves) 30 October 2018
The suit has been filed with the New York Federal Court.
The complaint reads: “Baphomet is a historical deity which has a complex history, having been associated with accusations of devil worship against the Knight Templar,
“Baphomet historically involved a goat’s head (sometimes known as the ‘Sabbatic Goat’) on a female body associated with Lilith, a figure from Jewish mysticism sometimes considered a goddess of the night. The classic visual representation of idea of Baphomet is an image created in or about 1856 by an occult historian Eliphas Levi.
“What makes this case particularly striking and significant is that it arises in the context of Defendants who are highly sophisticated media production and distribution companies which blatantly misappropriated Plaintiff’s unique expression of an idea even though they have a long history of vigorously protecting their own intellectual property.”
Satanic Temple founder, Lucien Greaves, told CNBC: “A lot of people who haven’t heard of us first stand to just recognise that monument as the Sabrina monument, which dilutes and denigrates the entire project.
“It does really kind of normalise this notion that the only true meaning of this type of religious identification is one that can be associated with a patriarchal, cannibalistic cult.
“We’re so inundated with this anti-Satan fiction that a lot of people think it’s superfluous to pursue to a claim like this at all.”
A few weeks ago, co-founder Lucien Greaves tweeted: “Yes, we are taking legal action regarding #TheChillingAdventuresOfSabrina appropriating our copyrighted monument design to promote their asinine Satanic Panic fiction.”
Hours later, he added: “I’m amazed that anybody is confused as to why we would seek legal remedy over Sabrina using our monument. Would they be as understanding of a fictional show that used a real mosque as the HQ of a terrorist cell? A fictional Blood Libel tale implicating real world Jews?”
When a Twitter user asked what the connection to Blood Libel is, Greaves goes on to explain a bit more about why he’s pretty irked about the whole thing:“We’re a religious group with a unique central icon appropriated without our permission into a TV show that uses it to portray an evil cannibalistic cult,” he said.
Yes, we are taking legal action regarding #TheChillingAdventuresofSabrina appropriating our copyrighted monument design to promote their asinine Satanic Panic fiction.
— Lucien Greaves (@LucienGreaves) October 29, 2018
I’m amazed that anybody is confused as to why we would seek legal remedy over Sabrina using our monument. Would they be as understanding of a fictional show that used a real mosque as the HQ of a terrorist cell? A fictional Blood Libel tale implicating real world Jews?
— Lucien Greaves (@LucienGreaves) October 29, 2018
The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina takes a closer influence from the original teenage witch story by Archie Comics.
The adaptation description, if you haven’t already seen it is: “imagine 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.”
It was already announced that Mad Men actress Kiernan Shipka would be taking on the leading role and now Netflix have given us our first look at the young young witch.
Netflix announced the premiere date in style. During its summer 2018 TCA press tour, lights were dimmed, creepy music played and a whole bunch of Sabrinas were brought out to whisper “something wicked this way comes”
The Sabrina’s turned to reveal the just-in-time for Halloween release date of October 26.
Time for CAOS. Oct 26. pic.twitter.com/uLgXFMLX0t
— Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (@sabrinanetflix) July 29, 2018
Riverdale creator and Archie Comics chief Roberto Aguirre Sacasa, is at the helm of the project, he’s made clear his excitement at Shipka’s casting.
“We’re all such huge fans of Kiernan’s work that when we started talking about who this new incarnation of Sabrina could be, her names was on everyone’s wish list.”
This is a darker, more macabre version of Sabrina, and we’re incredibly excited for people to see Kiernan make this iconic character her own.”
Running for 10 episodes, the story is based on Archie’s Madhouse, the first to introduce Sabrina, and has been designed to take place in the same world as Riverdale, and originate in neighbouring town Greendale.