There’s no rest for the wicked in Greendale. Season 3 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina leaned heavily into mythical lore as the witch’s coven fought against visiting pagans intent on bringing back the old gods to Earth. While Sabrina’s family spear-headed the fight against the pagans, Sabrina had other matters to attend to in the Infernal Realm. Namely, defending her place as Queen of Hell against Prince Caliban.
Warning! Spoilers ahead for Season 3 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
With Season 4 already a go, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina seems ready to take things to the next level following its trippy Season 3 finale, promising even more mythology-laden goodness and a new god to worship. Praise Hecate! With Father Blackwood still undefeated, the eldritch terrors on the horizon, and two Sabrina Spellmans existing at once, Season 4 has a lot of ground to cover.
Here’s everything we know so far about Season 4 of Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina:
When is the release date for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 4?
The showrunners confirmed the series had been renewed through its fourth season back in December 2018 and Netflix announced that Season 4 will officially premiere on Thursday, December 31. The season will consist of eight, one-hour episodes. The bad news is that Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will end after its fourth season and the witches will lay their spells to rest.
Is there a trailer for Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 4?
Yes, there is! Netflix dropped a minute-long release date trailer that included some new footage from Season 4. Nick is seemingly joining Baxter High, Sabrina will join her twin in potentially conjuring (or stopping) a threat, and there's a glimpse of some bloody cheerleaders near the end. Watch the trailer below!
What is the plot of Sabrina Season 4?
Plot details are scarce at this stage. Based on the Season 3 finale, the next batch of episodes will likely delve into the new threat that Greendale (and the world) will face. The coven’s shift to worship Hecate in place of the Dark Lord might also be a point of contention in Season 4.
The Season 3 finale saw Father Blackwood align himself with the pagans, but he escaped unharmed, thanks to the Mark of Cain. Blackwood completed the ritual to summon the eldritch terrors, far more powerful than the Dark Lord, and he unleashed the mysterious creature nestled inside the egg he’d collected in Scotland. Expect Season 4 to tackle the aftermath of Father Blackwood’s actions.
There’s also the fact that Sabrina created what Ambrose called a “time paradox” with her decision to rule as Queen of Hell and live a normal life in Greendale. The ramifications of such an act aren’t clear yet, but Season 4 will likely delve into the effects of Sabrina’s meddling with time.
Who is included in the Sabrina Season 4 cast?
While everyone died when Sabrina was busy collecting the Unholy Regalia, a time-travel twist brought most everyone back. Netflix has confirmed that Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, Ross Lynch, Lucy Davis, Chance Perdomo, Michelle Gomez, Jaz Sinclair, Lachlan Watson, Gavin Leatherwood, Tati Gabrielle, Adeline Rudolph, Abigail Cowen, and Richard Coyle will all be back in Season 4.
Since Abigail Cowen’s Dorcas died in Season 3, it’s doubtful she’ll return. Sam Corlett’s Prince Caliban was turned to stone and trapped in the ninth circle of Hell, but the Season 4 trailer reveals that he managed to escape and there's a shot of him dancing with Sabrina.
Will there be more musical numbers in Sabrina Season 4?
Yes! Season 3 already included a number of musical moments, including Baxter High Ravenettes’ rendition of DMC’s “It’s Tricky,” Toni Basil’s “Hey Mickey,” and a take on Wheatus’ “Teenage Dirtbag,” performed by Fright Club band members Harvey, Roz, and Theo. Now, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa has revealed that the tradition of musical performances will continue in Season 4, as they’ve become a “hallmark of the show.” Praise Hecate!
Here’s what Aguirre-Sacasa told Entertainment Weekly about what to expect:
“It’s been so fun and so pop and so youthful. We had that music video that Netflix released and people loved it. I loved it! At the risk of spoiling part 4, we have an epic battle of the bands episode [coming], which I love.”
Sounds like the Fright Club will be in a competition of some sort, and that’s right up the show’s alley.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Season 4 premieres December 31 on Netflix.