A Sneak Peek at the ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Holiday Spooktacular

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

It seems like only yesterday that we shared the first news of the upcoming Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Holiday Special. Ok, so, it was yesterday. Regardless, we’ve been given an early gift! Netflix has released the plot details and some first look photos for the festive spooktacular. Thanks to TV Line, we now know that the […]

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Netflix Announces CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA Holiday Special Coming December

While fans of Netflix’s recent hit horror series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina wait patiently for the second season (greenlit, but no release date announced) we can at least look forward to a Holiday special coming to the streaming giant on Friday, December 14th. This is assuming, of course, that the show’s budget isn’t decimated by a lawsuit recently filed by The Satanic Temple!

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Check out the synopsis (via THR) below.

“A Midwinter’s Tale” is set during the Church of Night’s celebration of the winter solstice. On the longest night of the year, families gather around the Yule fire to sing pagan carols and tell ghost stories. The holidays are also a time for guests and visitors — both welcome and unwelcome — and you never know who’ll drop down the chimney.

While “A Midwinter’s Tale” is being billed as something of a standalone, we can expect it to propel the plot from Season 1—at least to some extent. Maybe we’ll find out why Sabrina’s hair went from blond to platinum in the series’ finale. Time will tell!

Synopsis:
This adaptation of the “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” tale is a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror and the occult. In the reimagined origin story, Sabrina Spellman wrestles to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family — including aunts Hilda and Zelda — and the daylight world humans inhabit. Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”) leads the cast in the titular role of the show that is based on a comic series of the same name.

Are you a fan of Holiday-themed horror movies and TV shows? Are you excited to check out the Christmas episode of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on December 14th? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Teases a New Netflix Holiday Special

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

It seems like nothing – even the Satanic panic of a lawsuit – can keep Chilling Adventures of Sabrina‘s festive spirits down. After a wildly popular and critically successful debut, it was announced this morning via social media that audiences can expect to spend the holidays with their new favorite coven. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will […]

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Hail Satan! Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina Is A Devilishly Dark Delight

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Readers of a certain age will fondly remember Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. The frequently hilarious, often very sweet series was the must-watch TV show of our childhood and early teen years (full disclosure: I bought the box-set last year and binged the entire thing over about eight weekends. And I’m 30). The idea of Netflix soft rebooting it with a darker twist sent many spiraling. What would a new Sabrina for the Instagram age even look like? As it turns out, the streaming behemoth wasn’t bluffing. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, starring The Blackcoat Daughter‘s Kiernan Shipka as the titular teen witch, is darker, bloodier, and more frightening than the kitsch nineties/early 2000s sitcom could ever have imagined (yes, even with the terrifying Drell). The color palette is darker, too; loaded with deep blues, reds, and blacks, the only splash of brightness courtesy of Sabrina’s corn-yellow (and super on-trend) bob.

Unlike Melissa Joan Hart’s relentlessly goody-goody incarnation, this take on the beloved Archie comics character is no saint. In fact, she’s quite the opposite, staring down her dark baptism (during which young Sabrina will pledge her soul to Satan) as the series kicks off. Over ten tight, gripping episodes, we watch as Sabrina gradually messes everything in her life up, particularly her relationships with boyfriend Harvey (Ross Lynch, fresh off his revelatory performance as Jeffrey Dahmer in My Friend Dahmer) and aunts Hilda and Zelda (Lucy Davis and Miranda Otto respectively).

Remember that moment in the original show, when Sabrina lost her powers and her Quizmaster deadpanned that she felt terrible because she was a normal teenager again? That’s kind of what Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is like, only with better hair. She’s closer to a regular teenage girl; precocious, ambitious, smart, and more than a little selfish. She gets angry and she fights back. She has a voice, and she isn’t afraid to use it (“My name is Sabrina Spellman and I will NOT sign it away” — chills).

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a more modern incarnation, even if the world she inhabits, similar to fellow Archie show Riverdale, seems to exist in a kind of timeless limbo (the fleeting glimpse of a smartphone is genuinely shocking). And yet, by making her more human, more relatable, new Sabrina is also wildly more likeable than her previous incarnation — thanks in no small part to Shipka’s spirited performance in the lead role. Unafraid to get down and dirty for Satanic rituals, or while fleeing through the woodland in just a slip, her Sabrina is the furthest thing from a delicate flower.

To that end she, and the show itself, are also proudly (and loudly) feminist AF. Aside from starting a women’s support group in school (the acronym for which, amazingly, is WICCA — sign me right up), Sabrina defends her trans BFF Susie (played by non-binary actor Lachlan Watson) against homophobic bullies and consistently tries to find common ground with the resident mean girls at the magic academy she attends, led by the terrifying Prudence (she’s fabulous but she’s EVIL).

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Tati Gabrielle’s skilled performance as the Weird Girls leader is already being heralded as one of the best parts of the show, not least because she’s a black woman facing off against a diminutive white chick who, crucially, isn’t written as a one-note villain. Chilling Adventures doesn’t demonize Prudence, in much the same way it doesn’t lionize Sabrina. Rather, the two characters are given equal opportunity to grow, and to elicit sympathy which, as sad as it sounds, is still incredibly refreshing to see in a mainstream show.

The performances across the board are great, from Shipka to Gabrielle, Lynch, Watson, and, of course, Davis and Otto as the scene-stealing aunts. Davis ostensibly has the easier job as comic foil Hilda, but as the series progresses it becomes clear that the underlying issues with her elder sister are more worrisome than they first appear. Davis, as skilled at comedy as she is at emoting with her big, sad eyes, plays well off Otto’s cold, even borderline cruel Zelda.

Women were instrumental in getting Sabrina, the Teenage Witch made, from its direction to its writing to its overall production. Nowadays, it’s considered one of the most female-focused and feminist TV shows of all time (again, sad). Chilling Adventures of Sabrina takes that mantle and runs with it, ensuring its female characters are front and center once again — maybe even more so. It’s worth noting, too, that Axelle Carolyn, the mastermind behind the brilliant Tales of Halloween anthology as well as Soulmate, is a writer on the show, her presence keenly felt.

This isn’t some lip-service-paying, wannabe woke exercise in pleasing the masses either. Diversity is effortlessly and unflinchingly a part of the show’s DNA, from Susie’s bullied student to Sabrina’s hilariously deadpan gay cousin, and reluctant housemate, Ambrose. These elements aren’t signposted, or even thoroughly discussed (at least in the case of Ambrose), within the confines of the show. They exist and they feel normal simply because they should.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is imbued with an arch, jet-black sense of humor that has led many to (hilariously) criticize it for how the show portrays satanism and witchcraft as though it’s a fundamentalist religion. We watch Sabrina, her aunts, and the other members of their coven huddled in a dilapidated church listening to their leader’s sermon, uttering responses that put “unholy”  where usually a “holy” would be. There are also various rallying cries of “Hail Satan!” etc.

Anybody who grew up Catholic will recognize these scenarios from a million bored Sundays sat in church. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ruthlessly skewers these conventions by making them dark, satanic, and evil. The earnestness of all this ceremony, the pomp and circumstance with which these rituals are conducted, just makes the whole thing so much funnier. To add to the hilarity, the Satanic Temple is suing Netflix for stealing their Baphomet statue (note: the Satanic Temple is not the Church of Satan) to use in the show.

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Considering just how bright and light the previous Sabrina TV show was, it’s extra impressive that this take is as dark as it is. There’s murder, deception, bullying, hazing rituals, you name it — all presented with a sheen of brilliant, practical gore and expertly crafted SFX. One particular demon, who terrorizes the extended family in their sleep, is straight out of the Buffy playbook, but Chilling Adventures also bears comparison to the hugely underrated Todd and the Book of Pure Evil in its depiction of Satanism and the madness of worshiping the devil (though actual Satanists technically worship only themselves, forsaking all gods, but that’s a minor quibble).

Similar to sister show Riverdale, which it references in passing, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is shot through with that hazy, dark, baby Twin Peaks sheen that makes it seem simultaneously old-timey and super modern. The cinematography is often quite lovely, while the jaunty score wisely side-steps the super popular death-wave strains in favor of something altogether more traditional, and more foreboding.

The two shows might share a creator in Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, but Chilling Adventures of Sabrina feels more grown up, and yet defiantly sexed-down, in comparison to the wild antics of Archie and his crew. In fact, this show doesn’t even have an Archie (no, it’s not Harvey, so wash your damn mouth out if you’ve been throwing that disgraceful accusation around). It’s worlds away from its contemporary, even if Sabrina’s buddies do grate just a little bit, because it’s not trying to show us shirtless hunks playing guitar or teens hatching nefarious schemes.

Sabrina has great, reliable friends, but her relationship with Harvey is the sweet core of a hilariously sour show. Lynch’s Harvey is dopey, but he’s no fool. It’s clear how much he cares about and respects Sabrina (a moment when she has to undress in front of him is sensitively handled), and it’s impossible not to root for these two crazy kids to work things out as things rapidly get more difficult for them. As sad as it sounds, it’s refreshing to see a sweet, respectful, and healthy romantic relationship play out in one of these shows without the addition of sex games or massive public fall-outs.

Chilling Adventures‘ horror credentials are bonafide too, with references to everything from A Nightmare on Elm Street to Hocus Pocus cleverly threaded into the narrative so that nerds like us can pick up on them without the norms’ enjoyment being ruined. In fact, the only real issue with this lovely, deliciously dark little show, is that it being dropped on Netflix all at once means we can’t look forward to it every week like Riverdale, savoring every insane moment.

On the other hand, we can binge it over and over again while Archie and his buds are on yet another break, so give thanks to the dark lord for that.

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Satanists File $50M Lawsuit Against CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA Over Baphomet Statue

Last week, we reported on threats of litigation made by The Satanic Temple against Netflix’s The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina over the appropriation of a copyrighted Baphomet statue. In the show, the statue of the infamous goat/human hybrid sits in the lobby of The School for Unseen Arts. To recap:

The Satanic Temple claims the show’s statue design is an appropriation of proprietary material, as they recently unveiled their own 9-foot statue of Baphomet. But the Temple’s gripe goes beyond copyright infringement; Satanic Temple Co-Founder Lucien Greaves feels the use of the Baphomet statue in Sabrina maligns the true nature of Satanism, calling the show “asinine Satanic Panic fiction.”

Now, Deadline is reporting the Satanists have made good on their threat to sue, and they’re seeking a whopping $50M!

According to Deadline:

“This case presents, among other things, a textbook example of the hornbook explanation of copyright protection that copyright law protects unique expressions, but not the ideas themselves,” lawyer Bruce Lederman wrote on behalf of the temple in a complaint filed in federal court this morning (read it here). “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,” the much threatening jury-seeking paperwork adds.

As opposed to the witches and warlocks in Sabrina, Satanists don’t actually worship the Devil. According to the FAQ section on the Temple’s website they believe in “Seven Tenets”:

  1. “One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.”
  2. “The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.”
  3. “One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.”
  4. “The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one’s own.”
  5. “Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.”
  6. “People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and remediate any harm that may have been caused.”
  7. “Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.”

When asked for a comment, Netflix directed reporters to Warner Bros. who also declined to weigh in. We’ll keep our eyes on this litigious situation as it unfolds. In the meantime, peep the synopsis and trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina below.

Synopsis:
This adaptation of the “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” tale is a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror and the occult. In the reimagined origin story, Sabrina Spellman wrestles to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family — including aunts Hilda and Zelda — and the daylight world humans inhabit. Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”) leads the cast in the titular role of the show that is based on a comic series of the same name.

Have you been watching Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix? What do you think of The Satanic Temple’s complaints regarding the Baphomet statue at The School for Unseen Arts? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Church of Satan Suing CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA Over Baphomet Statue

In the new Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the lobby of The School of Unseen Arts is adorned with a giant statue of Baphomet, a human/goat hybrid who’s become synonymous with Satanism. The only problem is, the official Church of Satan claims the show’s statue design is an appropriation of proprietary material, as they recently unveiled their own 9-foot statue of Baphomet.

But the Church’s gripe goes beyond copyright infringement; Satanic Temple Co-Founder Lucien Greaves feels the use of the Baphomet statue in Sabrina maligns the true nature of Satanism, calling the show “asinine Satanic Panic fiction.”

“I feel that the use of our particular image that is recognized as our own central icon (being) displayed fictionally as central to some cannibalistic cult has real-world damaging effects for us.”

As opposed to the witches and warlocks in Sabrina, Satanists don’t actually worship the Devil. According to the FAQ section on the church’s website they believe in “Seven Tenets”:

  1. “One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.”
  2. “The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.”
  3. “One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.”
  4. “The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one’s own.”
  5. “Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.”
  6. “People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and remediate any harm that may have been caused.”
  7. “Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.”

Netflix has yet to respond to the Church of Satan’s threats of impending litigation; Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has already been greenlit for a second season. Hopefully, all parties involved will be able to reach an amicable resolution.

You can check out the synopsis and trailer for the first season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina below.

Synopsis:
This adaptation of the “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” tale is a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror and the occult. In the reimagined origin story, Sabrina Spellman wrestles to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family — including aunts Hilda and Zelda — and the daylight world humans inhabit. Kiernan Shipka (“Mad Men”) leads the cast in the titular role of the show that is based on a comic series of the same name.

Have you been watching Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix? What do you think of the Church of Satan’s complaints regarding the Baphomet statue at The School for Unseen Arts? Sound off in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram!

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Massive “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Image Gallery

Netflix shared with Bloody Disgusting a massive image gallery from the debut season of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”, which has just landed on the streaming service.

On her 16th birthday, Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) has to make a choice between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. With her aunties (Miranda Otto, Lucy Davis), her cat Salem, and her boyfriend Harvey Kinkle (Ross Lynch), Sabrina will face horrors and new adventures in the mysterious town of Greendale.

Meagan reviewed the series, calling it “delightful satanic witchery full of Halloween magic.

Kiernan Shipka Talks the Feminism of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” and Her Allergic Reaction to Salem

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch is a great character for female readers to look up to. She’s still in high school so everyone can relate, but she’s coming into her powers. Sabrina’s powers may be more magical than real teens’, but she’s still empowering. Netflix’s new Chilling Adventures of Sabrina focuses on female empowerment, as Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) fights for her and her family’s freedom, and even helps her friends fight for freedoms at school.

“I’m lucky that I’ve fallen into shows with such feminist qualities,” Shipka said.

“I really respond to that and besides this show just being completely entertaining, magical, fantastical and wonderful, from just a cinematically beautiful perspective, it also has these elements of female empowerment and activism that I think are really important and really awesome because they’re going to reach a wide audience of people.”

Based on creator Robert Aguirre-Sacasa’s own Archie Comics run of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the show elaborates even further.

“Just because there’s so much more time and so many more moments to explore a little bit more of that, the show definitely dives deepest into that aspect,” Shipka said. “It’s based off of the comic The Chilling Adventures, which is a more recent comic that Roberto did a few years ago. It has a lot of its own similar tones and similar storylines to that particular comic. Obviously, we have more time and more episodes, the storylines veer off into different directions. That’s really the basis of it all, but I would say the show is even tenfold more feminist just because we have more time and dialogue to explore those opportunities.”

Shipka came of age playing Don Draper’s daughter on Mad Men. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has decidedly more female energy, since there are many more women on screen.

“The women are definitely the bosses in this show, 100%,” Shipka said.

“But at the same time, it still is a show that acknowledges the patriarchy. The patriarchal vibes are present in both the mortal and the witch world. It still focuses on the women fighting against that. By no means is it a show where the patriarchy doesn’t exist and sexism isn’t a thing. But it’s told really from the perspective of very powerful, powerful women.”

It’s not Shipka’s first time with source material either. She starred in the Lifetime remake of Flowers in the Attic, based on the V.C. Andrews books.

“I find the source material really helpful when I’m developing a character at the beginning,” Shipka said. “At this point, we’re so deep into the show that it’s not really a point of reference anymore just because I feel like I’m so familiar with the character and her experiences in a way that’s completely isolated or independent of any other kind of source material that it was really helpful in the beginning to do world building and to get a tone and vibe for the show and look for answers and come up with a sort of series. At this point, I’m so all in that the space in my brain is just pretty much taken up by my version of Sabrina and her world.”

Many fans of Sabrina came via the sitcom starring Melissa Joan Hart. That was before Shipka’s time, but she was still well aware of it before taking on the role.

“I think it came out in ’96 and I was born in ’99 and it ended in 2003 so it was before my time,” Shipka said. “Obviously it was so iconic that I knew of it and even having never seen the show, you could probably walk up to me a year and a half ago and say Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and I’d be, ‘Oh yeah, Sabrina and the cat.’ It became iconic.”

And yes, Salem the cat is in Chilling Adventures, but won’t share too much screen time with Shipka.

“I am allergic to Salem, sadly,” she revealed.

“So Salem does the best that he can but my face still likes to break out in hives from time to time. There’s three of them. We have three kitty cats, Shaq, Boomer and Edward. They are really fantastic. Honestly, they are so professional. They are absolutely great. I have nothing but nice things to say about them. I can be in the same room. It’s not a respiratory thing. It’s really just a contact thing so we make it work.”

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premieres Friday, October 26 on Netflix.

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” Has An ‘Exorcist’ Episode, Plus ‘Evil Dead’, ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ and ‘Suspiria’ Tributes [Exclusive]

Netflix’s new series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is decidedly darker than the comedic TV series Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. Not only is the show embracing its horror side with Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) and her witchcraft, but it is paying homage to specific horror films. Some spoilers follow.

“Episode 6 is pretty much a straight-up homage to The Exorcist from shots to different little things that I don’t want to spoil,” Shipka told Bloody-Disgusting in a phone interview.

“It’s pretty spot on. There’s a Suspiria wall. There’s a couple of shots that are pretty much straight out of Rosemary’s Baby so there definitely is a lot of love for horror in the writer’s room and it shows on camera for sure.”

When those moments and episodes came up, Shipka did her research by rewatching the classics.

“I feel like I always have a little bit of homework on the weekends to do besides learn my lines which makes for an exciting job,” she said. “It’s fun.”

An earlier scene sees Sabrina struggling with vines and roots in the forest. We all know that’s from The Evil Dead and Shipka loved it.

“I was so, so, so excited,” she said. “It was obviously the end of my night because they couldn’t clean me off in time to do anything else. It was probably 2AM and it was one of the more fun moments to just completely let go and literally dive head first into the wet mud and just wrestle with trees. It’s quite freeing to be quite honest, really fun. I really sort of got into that moment for the scene and just lost myself in it for a minute there.”

On the set, Shipka just acted like she was wrestling with the vines, but they look more menacing in the final cut.

“The vines were just all there and I had them all wrapped up around my body and hands, but no one was pulling at the more anything. They enhanced all of that through VFX.”

Other scary stuff is practical.

“Most of it’s practical to be quite honest,” Shipka said. “I think we’ve maybe worked with green screen once and it wasn’t even for something super crazy. Most of the chairs that are flying at us and the furniture that’s shaking and wind that’s gushing, it’s real, it’s there which helps tenfold as an actor to get you into the mode and the vibe. Our demons are all real. Not real demons obviously, but made up by some really talented artists. Most of it’s practical which is pretty cool.”

The very first scene has a horror homage as Sabrina and her friends go to a screening of the original Night of the Living Dead and debate fast versus slow zombies afterwards.

“That was already in there but I do enjoy some Night of the Living Dead and I was really happy we were watching that movie,” Shipka said. “It’s really fun to have those little gems and references within the show. I think it makes for a pretty rich world of things. It just makes it feel very full. When we were doing the movie scene, they actually were playing Night of the Living Dead which was so cool to react to.”

Shipka also starred in the movie The Blackcoat’s Daughter and has The Silence coming up. Maybe she’s our next scream queen?

“It’s so funny because I’ve just sort of fallen into it, not really by choice,” she said. “It just sort of happened that way. Yeah, I am a big fan of horror movies. I think they have the opportunity to be psychologically thrilling and really just movies with an added element of scare and horror just adding another layer of deliciousness to the whole experience of watching a movie. So yeah, I’m a big fan.”

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina drops Friday, October 26 on Netflix.

The Second Season of Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is Already Filming! [Exclusive]

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is premiering on Netflix this weekend, but the streaming service is already at work on a second season! Netflix’s interest in greenlighting two seasons right off the bat was the reason the show moved from The CW to the streaming network, in fact. Kiernan Shipka was already at work on season two when we spoke by phone this week.

“We’re filming [Season 2] right now,” Shipka revealed to us.

“We went straight into the second season from the first and it’s been really so exceptionally fun to film, especially given the fact that I feel like we’re already in such a rhythm from coming out of the first season that to jump right into the second one was really, really fun and just a great opportunity to keep the momentum going. We definitely… Sabrina definitely changes and shifts a lot. Her growth is very evident and the second season definitely has a different spin on it than the first season. They’re very different from each other.”

Many of those differences will be apparent when you finish binge-watching season one.

“I would just say that, without giving too much away, because it would be a bit of a spoiler, the way that Sabrina’s life takes certain turns and certain decisions she makes inform the second season,” Shipka said. “The finale of the first season sets up a lot. It goes in a different direction. We see more different characters. It deals with a different side of things.”

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premieres Friday, October 26 on Netflix.