Chance Perdomo is gearing up for season three of Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, in which he plays Sabrina’s pansexual warlock cousin Ambrose Spellman, who was previously on house arrest after attempting to blow up the Vatican.
At the end of season two, fans saw Ambrose join Prudence Blackwood (Tati Gabrielle) on a journey to find her dad, Father Faustus Blackwood (Richard Coyle), the former High Priest of the Church of Night and Dean of the Academy of the Unseen Arts. This adventure could mean new opportunities for Perdomo and his character.
The 23-year-old actor tells ESSENCE over the phone that season three “definitely begins with a bang. We pick up with Ambrose and Prudence hunting down Father Blackwood. They go international.”
The twosome’s adventures will also give fans of the couple a chance to see how their relationship may change as they embark across the globe.
“I quite like their dynamic and their relationship. It doesn’t play out in the typical lovey-dovey romantic way,” Perdomo says. “It’s the understanding that they have of each other’s pain that is binding.”
There’s a spoiler ahead for anyone who hasn’t finished season two.
Obviously, with Ambrose and Prudence traveling the globe that means the warlock is now free from house arrest, a moment that came at the end of season two. This reveals a world of possibilities for Ambrose, which Perdomo says will open up more questions about the warlock’s place in the world.
“The interesting thing about this is that he might enjoy himself and he begins to ask the question ‘What’s his relationship to the world that he has found himself in?'” the actor said. “He puts a lot of himself and the relationship on hold. He goes through a lot and it’s become a metric of personal growth.”
And although the actor says fans won’t get any flashbacks from Ambrose’s past, that doesn’t mean his story won’t be told in other ways.
In 2018, Netflix renewed the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina through season four. The series has been an international hit, garnering tons of buzz and building an avid fanbase, which Perdomo says he’s still getting used to.
The actor, who grew up in the U.K., says he initially split his time between home and Vancouver, where the series is shot, so he hadn’t fully experienced the energy around the show until now.
“It’s been a wild ride thus far and continues to be every single day,” he says. “Only recently have I been able to adjust to the way things are. I hear a bunch from the fans. It’s funny. It’s quite hilarious.”
And fans aren’t the only people who have taken notice of Perdomo’s talents. The actor was nominated for a BAFTA last year for his turn in Killed by My Debt, a true story about Jerome Rogers, a young man who died by suicide after falling into debt.
While this year’s BAFTA nominations lacked diversity, Perdomo is optimistic about Hollywood’s future.
“Make no mistake: we’re not fully there yet, but we have a bunch of representation and the market is now a lot more diverse,” he says. “I’m very confident in the way things have been moving, and the more we talk about it, the more it becomes a normal thing.”
Season three of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina premieres Friday on Netflix.