Happy early winter solstice, witches: Netflix has set the premiere date for “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Season 3 and released a description of the hellish events that lie ahead for Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) and her coven.
The third season of the teen witch drama will launch Jan. 24, the streaming service revealed during a panel at Argentina Comic Con on Saturday. Readers can view the announcement video above.
As “CAOS” fans remember, Season 2 — which launched in April — ended on a very dark cliffhanger, as Sabrina’s boyfriend Nick Scratch (Gavin Leatherwood) was taken down to Hell. Here’s the official description for “Sabrina” Season 3, courtesy of Netflix:
Part Three finds Sabrina reeling from the harrowing events of Part Two. Though she defeated her father Lucifer, the Dark Lord remains trapped within the human prison of her beloved boyfriend, Nicholas Scratch. Sabrina can’t live with herself, knowing that Nick made the ultimate sacrifice and is suffering, burning in Hell under Madam Satan’s watchful eye. So with an assist from her mortal friends, “The Fright Club” (consisting of Harvey, Rosalind, and Theo), Sabrina makes it her mission to free him from eternal damnation and bring him back into her arms. However, the Dark Lord’s unseating has sent shockwaves through the realms–and, with no one on the throne, Sabrina must assume the title of “Queen” to defend it against a challenger, the handsome Prince of Hell Caliban. Meanwhile, in Greendale, a mysterious carnival rolls into town, bringing with it a threat to the Spellmans and the coven: A tribe of pagans looking to resurrect an ancient evil…
Readers can find out what “Sabrina” creator/showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa previously told TheWrap about “going to Hell” in Season 3 here.
Along with Shipka, “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” stars Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis, Ross Lynch, Gavin Leatherwood, Chance Perdomo, Jaz Sinclair, Lachlan Watson, Michelle Gomez, Richard Coyle, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen and Lachlan Watson.
Aguirre-Sacasa, who also serves as chief creative officer of Archie Comics and is the showrunner on “Sabrina’s” sister series, The CW’s “Riverdale,” executive produces the series alongside Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater and Lee Toland Krieger.
“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is produced by Warner Bros. Television-based Berlanti Productions.
“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Season 3 premieres Jan. 24 on Netflix.