Netflix had a secret episode of the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” waiting for fans all along. The show surprised followers on social-media with a holiday announcement, confirming that a special Midwinter solstice episode will be releasing on December 14th.
The show has been a huge social-media hit for Netflix over the past month and the new episode was a welcomed surprise online. The series debuted on Netflix back in October, just before Halloween, and offered viewers 20 episodes in its first season.
“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. Netflix teased the story adding, “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.” The series is based on the Archie Comics characters and released just as The CW’s “Riverdale,” which is also based on characters from Archie Comics, rises to pop-icon status.
Created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, the series features Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Tati Gabrielle, Miranda Otto, Adeline Rudolph, and Abigail F. Cowen. The cast and crew are already filming “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Season 2” but we don’t have a release date at this time. The show didn’t take a very long break between filming season 1 and season 2, so hopefully we will get the new season by Halloween next year. The crew is filming in Vancouver, so we could get new episodes as quickly as February but Netflix could continue the Halloween theme and make us wait a whole year for the new episodes.
Walking in a wicked wonderland. A Midwinter's Tale arrives December 14th. pic.twitter.com/JXYqtU9G2q
— Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (@sabrinanetflix) November 12, 2018
Fans should set a reminder to catch the special episode later next month.