Chance Perdomo plays the lovable, precocious, puckish Ambrose Spellman on Netflix’s latest hit, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.Did you know he has a history in the Sabrina universe? Or that he’s a total nerd for superheroes? He’s a relative newcomer to Hollywood, but by all accounts, he’s a rising star we should all keep our eye on. Here are five things you should know about Chance Perdomo!
Archie Andrews and Sabrina Spellman share a universe, both within their comics and on the small screen, thanks to their shared creator, Roberto Aguierre-Sacasa. While the role ultimately went to Cole Sprouse, Perdomo clearly made a big impression on Aguierre-Sacasa, who thought he would be perfect for Sabrina’s cheeky cousin.
Is there any closer friend group than a cast? Every squad has its clown, and Chance Perdomo seems like a pretty likely candidate for this esteemed position. On his Instagram (chance_perdomo), you can find pictures of him goofing off with his fellow Sabrina cast members, as well as pictures of his face Photoshopped onto magazine-cover bodies. Who doesn’t love a hunk with a sense of humor?
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Everyone and their mother is keeping up with the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or trying to, at least), but for Chance Perdomo, Stan Lee’s world takes up a special place in his heart. He posted on Instagram the day of Lee’s death, thanking him for the inspiration and love Lee put into his work. And it’s clear Perdomo carries on that legacy—he posted some fanart of himself as Miles Morales, the 2011 incarnation of Spider-Man and main character of the upcoming Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse.He has even described his character’s dynamic with Sabrina in terms of superheroes: “If she was a superhero, he would be her guy in a chair.” Well, since Sabrinaand Riverdaleshare a universe, it seems like he’s in a very exciting place.
He’s not faking the accent–Chance Perdomo is from the United Kingdom. He’s appeared in the ultra-English Midsomer Murders, a detective show on the air since ’97, and while he has appeared in projects that detail United States issues (such as the short film Longfield Drive), Sabrina is his first US-backed gig. How lucky are we to bring him across the pond?
Season 2 of Sabrina is on its way, though we’ll see a Christmas special of the series much sooner, on December 14. At least a portion of season 2 is already in the can, since they filmed it back-to-back with season 1, but anything can happen in a holiday special for a show like Sabrina. Not much is known yet about Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale, but it is in the nature of holiday specials to include the whole cast for a family celebration. Knowing the puckish personality of our charming warlock, I’m betting on seeing Chance Perdomo come down the chimney.