Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the Netflix series based on the Archie Comics title of the same name, has revealed some exciting casting news involving Alexis Denisof (Angel), McKenna Grace (I, Tonya), and Jedidiah Goodacre (The Originals). Season 1 of the horror drama is currently streaming on Netflix, in which Kiernan Shipka stars as the eponymous teenage half-witch, who is forced to choose between continuing to live her mortal life alongside her friends and boyfriend, and becoming a member of The Church of The Night, the satanic cult she was destined to join from birth.
The 10-episode first season premiered in its entirety on the streaming service on Oct. 26, just in time for Halloween. It was initially given a two-season order, with the second season likely set to premiere around the same time in Fall 2019. However, in the meantime, a special will air on Netflix beginning on Dec. 14 with a holiday theme, titled "A Midwinter's Tale."
Now, Netflix revealed new details regarding the upcoming special, as well as season 2. Grace is poised to guest star in "A Midwinter's Tale" as a younger version of Sabrina, who apparently asks Old Saint Nick for "something special." Grace, 12, has been making the rounds in Hollywood over the last six years. In addition to a recurring role on Fuller House, Grace has had recurring roles in series such as The Haunting of Hill House, Designated Survivor, and Once Upon a Time. On the big screen, she played a younger version of Margot Robbie's skater in I, Tonya, and can be seen in March as little Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel.
Additional news comes regarding two new male recurring characters for the second season. First up is Denisof, who portrays Adam Masters. Masters is a doctor who returns to Greendale to find that his fiance, Mary Wardwell, isn't exactly the person she was when he left. Whedonverse fans know Denisof as Wesley Wyndham-Pryce, who initially appeared on Buffy the Vampire Slayer during the third season before transitioning to a starring role in the spinoff series Angel. Since the series' cancelation, Denisof has appeared in series such as How I Met Your Mother (opposite his wife and former Buffy co-star Alyson Hannigan) and MTV's Finding Carter.
Finally, Goodacre will portray Dorian Gray, an "enigmatic gentleman of an indeterminate age" and warlock who owns a nightclub. What connection the character has to that of the Oscar Wilde novel remains to be seen, though allusions to the literary protagonist have appeared in various works of pop culture (such as The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Penny Dreadful) over the years. Goodacre is perhaps best known for his turn as Roman during the final season of The Originals. He also has portrayed Chad Charming in the Disney Channel Descendants films. Goodacre also has a recurring role in the upcoming Netflix series The Order.