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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Stars Talk the Show's Queer, Inclusive Legacy

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Stars Talk Its Queer, Inclusive Legacy

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Stars Talk Its Queer, Inclusive Legacy

After two years and four seasons, the witchy (and LGBTQ+ inclusive) teen drama is coming to an end!

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Although we're sad to see yet another queer-inclusive series ending, we know that not everything can last forever, so Netflix's witchy teen drama series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina just wrapped its fourth and final season at the very tail-end of 2020.

PRIDE got the chance to speak with the stars of the series, including Sabrina Spellman herself Kiernan Shipka, as well as Gavin Leatherwood, Jaz Sinclair, and Lachlan Watson, about the lasting legacy the series will leave unto the world when it comes to LGBTQ+ representation, what they will most about playing their characters, and more!

"I think that impact is something that I admire a lot about Theo. What is a character other than the actor, and the writer, and the production coming together?"  Lachlan Watson, who played trans character Theo Putnam in CAOS, told PRIDE about what they will miss most about playing Theo and what they learned from filming. "All of those pieces came together to make one very, very visible character, and I think that's a really wonderful thing, and it's something that I know will stick with me for a long time and I hope sticks with queer television, and television in general, for a while. I'm always in awe of how brave the idea of Theo was, and how brave Theo was in and of himself. I'm sure that if he knew that he was being broadcast on national television, he'd think that was pretty cool, too."

"We meet Sabrina at 16 years old, on the night of her 16th birthday, and the amount that she has grown and evolved during this show is so satisfying as an actor," Kiernan Shipka said about what she admired most about playing one of TV and comics' most iconic characters for the past two years. "I love playing a character that never settles, never settles down, and just keeps truckin' ahead no matter the cost. What this girl has been through within, like, a year is unbelievable to me, and I just admire her tenacity and her fearlessness. I think that she is such a badass and I hope I can carry with me just a shred of her fearlessness and her bravery in my regular life."

Speaking of the legacy CAOS will leave behind, Kiernan continued: 

"I'm really, really proud to be a part of a show that puts such a priority on inclusivity. I hope that inspired other people to do so as well. I think the thing that I found so inspiring about our show is that there was a lot of representation, but it was normal. That's the world we live in. And let's make it all so celebratory, and so wonderful, and lovely, instead of looked upon in a certain way, and I thought that was just so absolutely beautiful to be a part of something like that. Sabrina is loving, and progressive, and cares about people, and people's hearts, and what motivates her at all times is kindness and love for others. I think that if we can assume as much of that in our regular lives, we would all be a little bit better off. So I hope that people are inspired by her, as well as the show, and the way that it approaches storytelling."

Part Four of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is now streaming on Netflix

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Raffy Ermac

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Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel

Raffy is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor, video creator, critic, and digital director of Out Magazine. The former editor-in-chief of PRIDE, he is also a die-hard Rihanna and Sailor Moon stan who loves to write about all things pop culture, entertainment, and identities. Follow him on Instagram (@raffyermac) and Twitter (@byraffy), and subscribe to his YouTube channel