The world of Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) is about to get a whole lot hotter – literally – when Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina returns to Netflix for Season/Part 3. At the end of CAOS Part 2, Nicholas (Gavin Leatherwood) found himself a vessel for the Dark Lord and banished to the depths of Hell.
Finding a new way to put the "bad" in "bad boy," Nicholas may be beyond even Sabrina's powers to save. Theo (Lachlan Watson) and the gang "got the band back together" to commit to protecting Greendale from evil alongside Sabrina – with Theo meeting a new love interest along the way (which is why both Leatherwood and Watson were promoted to series regulars for Parts 3 and 4).
Now we know CAOS will reign once again on January 24, 2020 – when Hell welcomes Ms. Spellman home, and she's bringing some new faces with her (but we'll get to that in a minute). The one thing fans have been lacking in is an official trailer, but the streaming service (kinda') took care of that in a cool way with an official music video trailer – but as much fun as it was, it was still lacking that "real trailer" vibe – so you got that, too.
With only days to go, Aguirre-Sacasa is keep an official-unofficial tradition alive by posting the script title pages for the season's episodes – and here's a look at your first four titles:
"Chapter Twenty-One: The Hellbound Heart" (Director: Rob Seidenglanz / Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa)
"Chapter Twenty-Two: Drag Me To Hell"(Director: Alex Pillai / Writer: Ross Maxwell)
"Chapter Twenty-Three: Heavy is the Crown" (Director: Rob Seidenglanz/ Writer: Oahn Ly)
"Chapter Twenty-Four: The Hare Moon" (Director: Viet Nguyen / Writer: Donna Thorland)
We're definitely diggin' the music/dance vibe running through the cast as we head into Part 3 – and the following clip posted by Lucy Davis is our favorite so far. Combine the dance skills of Tati Gabrielle and Skye Marshall with 50 Cent's "In da Club", and what you get is pure magic:
For her part, Gabrielle makes it clear that there's no better way to start "a muhfuckin day":
Now because you've been a very good and very patient coven, the fine folks at Netflix and CAOS are gracing you with a an official official trailer – and let's make one thing clear:
Hell's under new management…
Speaking of the "official music video trailer"…
Well, if that video's got you feelin' kinda funny – in all the good/bad ways – you're not alone. Shipka, Davis, Gabrielle, Tyler Cotton, and more from "Team Sabrina" are showing off their sweet dance moves – and looking at you to share yours, with the hashtag #StraighttoHell.
Now excuse us while we practice our "Cabbage Patch" and "Runnin' Man"…
But that's not all! The cast and crew walked us through all of the "ingredients" that went into raising 3:07 of pure Hell… is it hot in here???
So the fine folks from CAOS are a little concerned that maybe you need a "refresher course" on how things got to where they are. So Shipka, Ross Lynch, Gavin Leatherwood, Chance Perdomo, and Gabrielle are here to cover all the things that you should know about Parts 1 and 2 – so buckle up!
Following up on a clip that had Ambrose (Chance Perdomo) teasing fans with looks at some upcoming cast additions, we learned that Sam Corlett (The Dry), Marshall (The Fix), and Jonathan Whitesell (Riverdale) have taken on recurring roles in Part 3.
Corlett's Caliban is a darkly handsome young man with a strange charm – a so-called Prince of Hell, sculpted from clay from the City of Pandemonium. He challenges Sabrina for control of the Throne of Hell, even as infernal sparks start to fly between him and the teen witch.
Marshall's Mambo Marie is a gorgeous voodoo priestess who helps Prudence and Ambrose track down the villain Blackwood. But Mambo has her own secret agenda and passions, drawing her towards our coven—and Zelda.
Whitesell's Robin is a handsome young man with an 'elfish' quality to him: caring and sweet, but also a mischief maker—and perhaps something even more dangerous. He travels with the carnival that comes to Greendale, and soon develops feelings for Theo.
Over Labor Day weekend (for those of us in the U.S., at least), Aguirre-Sacasa shared an image from production on Part 3, highlighting the "dread banshee." Which means someone we know will be shuffling off this Greendale coil very soon…
In August, Aguirre-Sacasa opened up (a little) about what fans can expect when the series returns. Speaking of which…
● So with Sabrina descending into Hell to save Nick, it's safe to assume that Harvey's (Lynch) been "friend-zoned"… right? Maybe… maybe not:
"It's funny, I love both those guys. I love Gavin and I love Ross. I think probably, I ship both couples. I have a soft spot for Harvey because he's Sabrina's longtime boyfriend in the comic books, but I cannot deny that Sabrina and Nick are a great, potent match. So yes, there is reason to hope for Harvey and Sabrina shippers. But Sabrina and Nick are pretty undeniable."
● Of course, if it's a day ending in "Y" then federal law requires someone to ask Aguirre-Sacasa a Chilling Adventures of Sabrina/Riverdale crossover question – and while he's still interested and open to the idea, nothing's in the works – yet:
"Listen, I'm so open for it and it feels like we have conversation about it all the time. I still would love for it to happen."