Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2020) with Millicent Thomas

Anna is joined by film writer Millicent Thomas to discuss the newest season of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, female solidarity, ambition in young women, erasure, the politics of Hell and the pretty boys that populate Greendale.

"Hell is under new management"

In this episode, we discuss in depth the new series of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, available now on Netflix.

Though she defeated her father Lucifer in the previous series, the Dark Lord remains trapped within the human prison of her boyfriend, Nick Scratch. Sabrina can't live with herself, knowing that Nick is burning in Hell. So with an assist from her mortal friends, “The Fright Club” (Harvey, Rosalind, and Theo), Sabrina makes it her mission to free him from eternal damnation. However, the Dark Lord's unseating has sent shockwaves through the realms—and, with no on the throne, Sabrina must assume the title of “Queen of Hell” to defend it against a challenger, the Prince of Hell, Caliban. Meanwhile, in Greendale, a mysterious carnival rolls into town, bringing with it a threat to the Spellmans and the coven...

A lot of stuff happens in this new series, and Anna is joined by Screen Queenz editor Millicent Thomas to dive deep into how Chilling Adventures of Sabrina fully embraces Hell, paganism, female solidarity and ambition, how maybe Sabrina needs to be single for a while, erasure and the balance of powers. 

The first part of the conversation won't contain spoilers beyond the first episode, but we will be diving deep into spoiler territory later on in the episode. 

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Our special guest this episode is Millicent Thomas, find her on @millicentonfilm and @screenqueenz