Netflix premiered the second season of the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” on April 6 and it did not disappoint by featuring a variety of topics such as addressing progressive social issues, religious identity and paying homage to 60s/70s satanic horror films.
Our favorite witch is back!
The second season of the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” made its much-anticipated comeback with all our favorite characters.
This new season took the audience by storm with a much more darker and sinister plot line.
The show addressed many progressive social topics such as sexism, advocacy for gender equality and LGBTQ causes such as combatting discrimination against transgender people.
Sabrina Spellman was harshly discriminated due to her gender when she competes to be part of a tradition at the Academy of Unseen arts to be a “Top Boy” which is a prestigious role for an excellent student which is exclusively held by male candidates.
This situation and among others challenged traditional gender roles and aimed for equality.
Spellman’s role as a feminist throughout the show demonstrated the importance of combating gender discrimination and to treat both sexes with respect.
One of the other main characters also faced discrimination due to gender identity.
One of Spellman’s best friends, Theo Putnam, formally known as Suzie, was bullied for identifying as a male despite being assigned as female at birth.
After being constantly harassed for trying out for the boy’s basketball team, Putnam had a hard time for not fitting within the traditional gender ideas.
Despite all the hardships, Putnam demonstrated that transgender people deserve equality, respect and protection.
These issues are perfectly highlighted on its importance to our society that everyone no matter the gender or identity deserve respect.
One topic that was a surprise to most fans was Spellman questioning her religious identity.
At the end of season one, we see a new Spellman embracing her new path as a full-time witch.
As the show progresses, it is noticeable that Spellman notices that there are many things at she doesn’t agree with her faith’s teachings.
She is willing to change these old norms to more reformed teaching that includes everyone from witches to mortals.
Spellman’s progressive and modern mentality is similar to many of today’s young adults about their faith in religion.
This example shows that there is power in questioning what you believe in and how that will affect the world.
Season two was definitely more bloody and darker than the last season.
It paid homage to 60s and 70s satanic horror films by including more supernatural themes along with its fantastic cinematography and visuals.
A third season has not been yet confirmed by Netflix or the show’s Executive producer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa but it is expected to be renewed for next year.