Now that ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Part 3 has dropped on Netflix, it is time for fans to start thinking about Part 4. While we likely won’t be learning specifics for at least 6-8 months, series creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is starting to tease what we can expect. Primarily, he is letting us know that fellow Netflix series ‘The Crown’ will have quite a bit of influence on the next season as well as works by H.P. Lovecraft.
Aguirre-Sacasa was speaking with The Wrap about how the third season wrapped up and what impact it has on the fourth. This means that there are some light spoilers below.
According to the show’s creator:
“I think one of the things that’s really fun in Part Four is we play a little bit like a demonic version of The Crown, with a lot of palace intrigue and a lot of jockeying for power between Lucifer and Madam Satan/Lilith and Sabrina. So that’s something we explore. But the power struggle is mainly between Lilith and Lucifer. And that’s kind of their big story even from the beginning of the series, this idea of power between the two of them. And Sabrina is caught in the middle of it, and now Satan’s unborn baby is part of that as well.”
It isn’t just political intrigue between the royalty of the damned which we have to look forward to. Part Three let fans know more about witchcraft and dropped some references to the Old Gods and other Eldritch themes made popular by Lovecraft. Don’t expect those themes to go away:
“One of my favorite horror writers is H.P. Lovecraft, and there’s a definite H.P. Lovecraft vibe to Part Four. And we’re taking very, very old primal ideas of horror and fear and unleashing them on Sabrina, on the Spellmans, and on Greendale. And Greendale becomes a battleground for this really epic battle between evil and good and horror and sanity and it’s huge, it’s big.”
When the season finale dropped, viewers knew that these references weren’t going to be subtle background Easter Eggs:
“At the end of the season, Father Blackwood says he’s unleashed the ‘Eldritch Terrors’ and those are kind of our threats in Part Four. So each episode has a Big Bad that represents this primal terror, this primal fear. So we see Blackwood ascend a little bit more again to the level he was around Season One as a threat, because of what he’s unleashed.”
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