Sabrina Spellman and the great folks of Greendale face their most terrifying adversary but as otherworldly beings search to carry concerning the finish of all issues within the official trailer for the fourth and ultimate season of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The Netflix sequence is based mostly on the comedian e-book sequence of the identical identify, part of the Archie Horror imprint.
(Some spoilers for prior seasons beneath, most notably the S3 finale.)
As we have reported beforehand, the present was initially supposed as a companion sequence to the CW’s Riverdale—a gleefully Gothic tackle the unique Archie comedian books—however Sabrina ended up on Netflix as a substitute. The present retains a few of the primetime cleaning soap opera components of Riverdale however it incorporates extra full-blown horror with out bowing to the niceties imposed by community tv. As I wrote earlier this 12 months, “Finally, one of the best factor about The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is how gleefully and unapologetically the present leans into its melting pot of the macabre. It is fairly the high-wire act, exploring critical themes whereas by no means, ever taking itself too severely—and by no means descending into outright camp.”
Within the S3 finale, Sabrina transforms a trio of unholy artifacts right into a medieval spiked ball and chain recognized, appropriately sufficient, as a morning star. She makes use of this to create a time loop, enabling her to return and proper the grievous errors she revamped the course of the season. Showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has already stated Sabrina’s time meddling may have “enormous repercussions” on this ultimate season, one in every of which is the truth that there at the moment are two Sabrinas. The unique Sabrina Spellman returned to her life in Greendale whereas her alternate self, Sabrina Morningstar, took up her rightful throne as Queen of Hell. They’re presupposed to all the time keep inside their respective realms, however, properly, what are the chances of that occuring with such a headstrong heroine?
Aguirra-Sacasa has additionally hinted that S4 will go full-blown Lovecraft. The title of S4’s first episode is “The Eldritch Darkish,” an allusion to sci-fi/horror author and Lovecraft up to date Clark Ashton Smith, who wrote a 1912 poem with that title. S3 concluded with a now-mad Father Blackwood (Richard Coyle) performing a summoning ritual to name forth the “Eldritch terrors” and telling his loyal acolyte Agatha (Adeline Rudolph) that they are going to result in “the top of all issues.”
The S4 trailer opens with Spellman household and pals singing “Comfortable Birthday” to Sabrina, who senses the arrival of one thing foreboding as she is about to blow out the candles. “They’re right here,” Zelda (Miranda Otto) declares, which means (one assumes) the Eldritch terrors. In the meantime, cousin Ambrose (Likelihood Perdomo) helpfully describes “historical entities. They’re world-destroying, and there are extra terrors but to return, culminating with the arrival of The Void.”
It is as much as Sabrina and her family and friends (as all the time) to cease the boogey-men. And it is clear from the trailer that Sabrina’s trusty doppelgänger, Sabrina Morningstar, Queen of Hell, will show to be a helpful ally. One assumes that Hell, in spite of everything, may even be topic to the top of all issues: “A menace to one in every of us is a menace to us each.”
Will Sabrina and her plucky crew succeed? Will Prudence (Tati Gabrielle) lastly take revenge on Blackwood (her organic father)? And are issues heating up once more with Nick Scratch (Gavin Leatherwood) after his time imprisoned in Hell? Regardless of the final result of this ultimate showdown, our heroes will end it the way in which they all the time do: “collectively.”
The ultimate installment of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina drops on Netflix on December 31, 2021, so you’ll be able to usher within the new 12 months with a suitably Lovecraftian binge.
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