Wednesday lovers may now breathe a sigh of relief, as Netflix has renewed the critically acclaimed fantasy drama for a second season.
The show, which stars Jenna Ortega (Scream) as the gothic comedy character Wednesday Addams, broke rating records for the streaming service, leading many to think that a second season was likely.
However, Netflix was slow to confirm this. It was believed that this was due to the fact that the show was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), an ancient Hollywood studio that Amazon recently acquired.
Netflix has officially put an end to rumours that Prime Video may acquire the show. They have confirmed that a second season will be produced and that the show will remain in its current state for the time being.
In the announcement video, our favourite miserable teenager discusses how successful her now-iconic dance has grown and thanks her admirers for the “Pure Misery” of being “Copied Millions of Times on The Internet.”
Find out everything we know, including who could return for the second season of Wednesday, by reading on.
Will There Be a Wednesday Season 2?
Yes! Fans were a little worried, but Netflix has confirmed that Wednesday will be back for season 2 on their streaming service. In the video below, they call the show a “global phenomenon.”
Before, people thought that Amazon Prime Video might steal the show because of how popular it is since Amazon just bought the company that owned the Addams Family for $8.4 billion.
But Deadline said that Amazon’s deal with MGM does not mean that all of the producer’s content will be available only on Prime Video.
IndieWire also tried to put an end to the rumours, citing a source who said that a deal between Netflix and MGM had already been made before Amazon bought MGM.
In an interview with Variety, showrunner Miles Millar said that he and co-creator Alfred Gough want the show to go on after season 2.
He said, “For us, the future is always in mind, and when we sit down to make a show, we hope to make it last for more than one season. That doesn’t always happen, but that’s what we hope for if the show does well.”
So, Millar continued, you always plan out at least three or four seasons’ worth of possible storylines for the characters. “It can change and grow,” he said.
“Oftentimes, you want to see which characters or cast stand out and who you enjoy writing for, so you want to keep it open and organic enough to alter and evolve, but we have a pretty clear plan for future seasons.”
Wednesday Season 2: Release Date Speculation
Netflix hasn’t said when the second season of Wednesday will be available to stream on the service, but we can make an educated guess based on how long it took to make the first season.
The filming for the Tim Burton project took six months, from September 2021 to March 2022, so it makes sense that the next one will also take about that long.
We think that Wednesday season 2 will come out in early 2024. Filming is likely to happen later this year, and the show’s visual effects will need a lot of work in post-production.
Wednesday Season 2: Cast Speculation
The cast members listed below could return for the second season.
- Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
- Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
- Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams
- Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams
- Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester
- Gwendoline Christie as Principal Larissa Weems
- Jamie McShane as Sheriff Galpin
- Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe
- Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin
- Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
- Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
Wednesday wouldn’t be Wednesday without Jenna Ortega playing goth teen Wednesday Addams again. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Isaac Ordonez, and Fred Armisen are likely to return as Morticia, Gomez, Pugsley, and Uncle Fester, respectively.
While it remains to be seen what will become of the characters featured in the show – especially when a terrible murdering spree terrorises the local hamlet near Nevermore Academy in season 1 – presumably, we’ll see the likes of Gwendoline Christie (Principal Larissa Weems), Jamie McShane (Sheriff Galpin), Percy Hynes White (Xavier Thorpe), Hunter Doohan (Tyler Galpin), Emma Myers (Enid
Wednesday Season 2: Plot Prediction
There are a lot of things to figure out about the Nevermore Academy and what happened after that killer plot, but it looks like we already know what we could see more of in the future if Wednesday gets a second season.
Millar, who is in charge of the show, wants to see more of the Addams Family in the second season.
He told TV Line, “We felt as though we just touched the surface with those characters, and the performers that portray them are fantastic.”
“I think Catherine is a great Morticia. The relationship between Wednesday and Morticia is also important to the show, as is the fact that Wednesday is trying to make her own way outside of the family.
In addition, he stated, “If we get a second season, we will surely depict the family as we did this season in a few episodes if we do.”
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Millar also talked about how they would like Wednesday to continue to be “inspiring” even though she is a young teen.
He said, “Between us, we’re also the fathers of four daughters. So, this one is definitely based on real life, and I think we’re inspired to write or find a teen girl character like this, who is so rare because she is so self-assured, literate, smart, weird, and does not worry about any of those things.
“Most teen girls start out as ugly ducklings and turn into swans, but Wednesday is already a swan. I think it’s so great to see a female teen protagonist who is so fully formed. It’s so hard to see a teen protagonist (female) like this.”
Al Gough and Millar also hinted that the theme of female friendships might be looked at in more depth in a second season.
The school was closed when they left, which gave us the most options for season two, and I think that’s something we’re excited to explore.
“Now that Wednesday has put her toe in the friendship pool, we’re excited to find out what that’s going to look like.
Wednesday Season 2: Trailer
Given that the season has not yet received formal confirmation, a trailer is premature at this time, but we’ll update this page as soon as we have more information.