Earlier this month, it was revealed that the co-founder of the Satanic Temple was planning to take legal action over the show’s inclusion of a statue of the key figure Baphomet, a design which he said was not only copyrighted but was an “appropriation” of one of their “central icons”.
It was later revealed that the organisation had launched a £38 million lawsuit against Netflix and production company Warner Bros, though the latter has now told HuffPost this has been “amicably settled”.
Satanic Temple co-founder Lucien Greaves has also commented on the matter, saying: “So ends one of the most overpublicised of copyright claims. Press can now stop pretending this was unique & momentous, or even interesting. So, too, hopefully ends the parade of stupidity from online amateur legal experts.”
No further details of the settlement have been made public.
‘Chilling Adventures’ debuted on Netflix last month, just in time for Halloween, and served as a TV adaptation of the Archie Comics series of the same name, itself a reimagining of the comic ‘Sabrina The Teenage Witch’.
The show stars Kiernan Shipka in the titular role of Sabrina Spellman, a character popularised in the 90s ‘Sabrina’ TV series by Melissa Joan Hart.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story referred to the Satanic Temple as “Satan-worshippers”. This has now been updated.
Lawsuit aside, the show has been fairly well-received by viewers so far, while Netflix recently revealed it will receive a festive special next month, before the latter half of the first series begins streaming in 2019.
However, ‘Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’ isn’t the only current TV series to have got on the wrong side of Satanic organisations, with the most recent series of ‘American Horror Story’ also being blasted on The Church Of Satan’s verified Twitter account.
They took issue with the depiction of founder Anton LaVey in ‘Apocalypse’, branding the series “unimpressive”, “boring” and “appropriative”.