Wednesday is one of the most exponentially popular Netflix shows of 2022. A spin-off of The Addams Family, Wednesday is an infallible amalgamation of dark comedy with romance, and indelible dance moves with Gothic monochrome fashion. The series exceeds over 752,000,000 million hours. It would have been surprising if the show wasn’t renewed earlier this month. However, we do know that Netflix seldom surprises its audience in this way. As per the streaming giant’s data:
“The series broke the record for the most hours viewed in a week for an English-language TV series on Netflix – not once, but twice – when it debuted in the #1 spot with a record-breaking 341.23M hours viewed, and again in its second week with a staggering 411.29M hours viewed.”
Tim Burton’s directorial debut, Wednesday piqued the excitement of the readers the moment Netflix released the first look of Jenna Ortega in the iconic Gothic costume of Wednesday Addams. Tim Burton is associated with the project as both a producer and a director.
That being said, fans are now perched on the edge of their seats ever since Netflix’s dark comedy was renewed for a second season. Be that as it may, there has been no announcement regarding the return date of the show. But we do know that, unfortunately, Wednesday season 2 is not coming to Netflix in June since it was not enlisted in the line-up of new movies and shows which was officially released by the streaming platform.
But that is no reason to be down in the dumps because we have compiled all the information we could get about Wednesday season 2, and here we are supplying those crumbs of information to you in this article. Continue reading more about Wednesday season 2.
When was Wednesday officially renewed for a second season?
On January 6, 2023, Netflix officially confirmed that the comedy horror would return for a second season. The two showrunners of the series, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, “It’s been incredible to create a show that has connected with people across the world.” They further added, “Thrilled to continue Wednesday’s tortuous journey into season two. We can’t wait to dive headfirst into another season and explore the kooky spooky world of Nevermore. Just need to make sure Wednesday hasn’t emptied the pool first.” This news debunks all the rumors that previously circulated on the internet, reporting that MGM Television may be moving the show to Prime Video.
The announcement came through a video released by Netflix in which Jenna Ortega reprised the eponymous heroine and gave a voiceover as a montage of season-one clips flashed through the screen. She said: “Over the past few weeks I’ve been hunted, haunted, and mimicked millions of times across the internet. It’s been pure torture. Thank you.”
It’s official: Wednesday Season 2 is coming!! 🖤 pic.twitter.com/tCZjhB0QxK
— Streamberry UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) January 6, 2023
Announcing the arrival of the second season in the backdrop of Lady Gaga’s Bloody Mary tune, Netflix wrote: “More misery is coming. The global phenomenon will return for season two.”
Speaking to Variety, Netflix’s Head of US & Canada scripted series Peter Friedlander said, “It’s encouraging and exciting to see how much engagement there is…How much do people want to not only come to Netflix but to finish these shows and then talk about them? Engagement. That’s what we’re pouring all of our efforts into.”
He further added, “It’s not just the dance, it’s people dressing up and buying makeup and wanting to look like Wednesday Addams. The resurgence, for me, it’s something that’s been in the culture for a long time — but never this pronounced. It’s something that we want to study and understand why this is such a phenomenon.”
What to expect from Wednesday Season 2?
In Season 1 of Wednesday, we saw Tyler in chains, transported to a maximum security prison or even a psychiatric ward. But before he could be completely transported to the prison, Tyler donned his Hyde form, letting the audience assume that he killed all the armed guards. What will happen now with Tyler on the loose?
Season 1 also left on a sad note of Larissa Weems’ demise. As a result, everyone is left wondering who will become the principal of Nevermore Academy. The first choice can be Morticia Addams, Wednesday’s mother, who was formerly a student of Nevermore and a member of the Nightshades. However, if our assumption is right, then Catherine Zeta-Jones will be updated as a series regular. Wednesday was also seen defeating Jeremiah Crackstone, who was resurrected by Laurel. However, knowing that Laurel was the master of Tyler, there is a chance that Tyler could join hands with her, and that could end badly for Nevermore and the outcasts.
In an exclusive interview with Digital Spy, Tyler actor Hunter Doohan explicated his contentions about the fate of his character. He said, “I do think he escaped at the end. When I read that on the page, I was so excited. I was like: ‘Come on, don’t be dead, don’t be dead.”
In addition, he remarked on which version of his (good or bad), the viewers might catch a glimpse of in the second season. He said, “I think he was being controlled by Miss Thornhill. Then he had to go manipulate Wednesday to carry out their plan, and I think he did a pretty good job with it.”
On a more romantic front, we see Wednesday ensnared in a love triangle in the first season, with the fans siding with Enid as a more suitable partner to the eponymous heroine of the play. Speaking to Variety, Emma Myers, who is reprising the role of Enid Sinclair, provided an insight into her mind and how she thinks the romantic arc of Wednesday should be crafted in the second season, saying:
“Anything is possible in the show. We haven’t really spoken about direction at all, so I don’t really know what the game plan is for anything. As far as love interests go for Wednesday, I feel like at least for a second season, she needs to take her season of singleness. She just had a whole fiasco with her men, she’s got to lay it off for a little bit. I would be deterred from dating anybody if I had gone through that.”
In addition, Collider also contends that “Given the way the season wrapped, it would make sense for Wednesday to go into season 2 single. On the other hand, a relationship between Enid and Wednesday could be a brilliant stroke as well. The pair are polar opposites and Enid hopefully might be able to bring Wednesday out of her shell some more, but it would also go a long way to offer much-needed representation as well.”
However, in a very recent Variety interview with Elle Fanning, Jenna Ortega revealed that Wednesday season 2 had discarded a majority chunk of romance from its plot and, in place of it, added more horror. The actress reiterated the idea in the “Actors on Actors” series, where she told Fanning that “We’re ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday, which is really great.”
Based on these comments, it seems that Xavier’s part in Wednesday season 2 will be reduced. Owing to Percy Hynes White’s controversy and the controversy related to his character, many doubt whether Xavier will return in Wednesday season 2 at all.
The showrunners also have some insight to share when it comes to Wednesday season 2. In conversation with TVLine, the showrunners expressed their intention to explore the Addams family’s relationships in depth, saying, “We felt like we just touched the surface with those characters and the actors are so amazing in those roles. Catherine is, I think, an iconic Morticia. The relationship between Wednesday and Morticia is also essential to the show, and the idea that Wednesday is trying to forge her own path outside the family is important.”
In conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, the showrunners revealed what the fans could expect to happen in Wednesday season 2, saying:
“We wanna sort of explore and sort of complicate all of those relationships going forward. The school was closed when they left, which gave us the most possibilities for season two, and I think that’s something that we’re excited to explore. For us, the show also is really about this female friendship, with Wednesday and Enid really being at the center of that. The fact that they really connected with audiences, it has been really gratifying. So, we’re excited to explore now that Wednesday’s dipped her toe into the friendship pool, what’s that gonna look like? It’s like, she hugged. That was her big arc for the season, right? So it’s like now, we do that. Then, the other thing that’s really interesting is to continue to explore the Wednesday-Morticia mother-daughter relationship as well, which now that Morticia knows about the power, it has given her sort of an idea of how that’s going to go. How is their relationship going to evolve?”
Jenna Ortega, who plays the eponymous heroine, confessed that she wants the new season to foreground more on the horror and not digress much on the romantic plotline in her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.
“We just started the writers room. I think we want to up the horror aspect a little bit and then get Wednesday out of the romantic situation, let her be her own individual and fight her own crimes,” Ortega revealed.
Who are the expected cast members of Wednesday Season 2?
The following list of cast members is expected to be featured in Wednesday Season 2:
- Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
- Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valeria Kinbott
- Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin
- Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin
- Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe
- Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
- Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Ottinger
- Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
- Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus
- Naomi J. Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka
- Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
- Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams
- Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester
- Victor Dorobantu as Thing
- George Burcea as Lurch
- Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams
In addition to the above-mentioned list of cast members, the possible member joining is Christina Ricci’s Ms. Thornhill, owing to the lack of achievement of her ambitions. Not only her but Gwendoline Christie’s Larissa Weems could also make a possible return, although she died in the first season. But don’t you think there was something nebulous about her death?
In a conversation with Digital Spy, Christie said, “We haven’t seen her put in the ground, have we? I feel like Larissa Weems would not really be prepared to entertain or be dominated by anything as commonplace as death.”
What is the production status of Wednesday Season 2?
Unfortunately, at the time of writing this article, the production of Wednesday season 2 has not begun. So, for all those who are ardently waiting for the show to drop this year or early next year, this may not be a good sign at all. It’s going to take a while before the show appears on Netflix again. On The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jenna Ortega said that a writers’ room had just been put together and discussed where the new season would go. Considering that the season has not even begun the pre-production process, it’s going to be some time before it we know what it is going to focus upon.
Speaking to Variety, Ortega revealed the exhausting filming schedule of season one, wherein she was “hysterically crying” on Facetime. She said, “I did not get any sleep. I pulled my hair out,” Ortega said. “There’s so many FaceTime calls that my dad answered of me hysterically crying.” Hopefully, the second season’s filming schedule will be a bit more relaxing for the actress.
How many episodes will Wednesday season 2 constitute?
The first season of Wednesday featured eight episodes, with each running an average runtime of an hour. The second season is also expected to follow suit, with eight episodes and an average runtime of 60 minutes each. However, the upcoming installment could possibly have more episodes, owing to the increasing anticipation and exponential popularity of the show.
When can we expect Wednesday Season 2 to arrive on Netflix?
One of the burning questions brewing in fans’ minds is whether Wednesday season 2 will arrive in 2023. Unfortunately, no. As per the reports, the cast and crew began production for season one in the fall of 2021 and wrapped in the spring of 2022 in Romania. As you are aware, the season was released seven to eight months after production ended. Considering that season 2 also follows the same schedule, we don’t expect the show to arrive on Netflix this year. There’s no option left with the fans except to anticipate the arrival of the second season on Netflix in the summer or fall of 2024.
What are the latest updates on Wednesday Season 2?
According to Elle, Ortega, in addition to starring as Wednesday Addams in the new season, will also be serving as a producer in it. Initially, certain rumors circulated informing that Wednesday season 2 is canceled or it is moving to Amazon Prime Video. However, these rumors were dispelled when Netflix announced the renewal of the second season.
How many seasons will Wednesday have?
At the time of writing, Netflix only has one season of Wednesday, which is available for streaming, and the second season is currently in the works. The showrunners and producers of the show, Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, confirmed that they are planning to have three or four seasons of the series while speaking to Variety. They said, “For us, it’s always looking at the future, and when we sit down to create a show, it’s looking at multiple seasons, ideally. That’s never expected, but that’s the anticipation that hopefully, the show is successful. So you always lay out at least three or four seasons’ worth of potential storylines for the characters.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where can I watch the trailer for Wednesday season 2?
At the time of writing this article, sadly, Netflix has not released the trailer for Wednesday season 2, and hoping it would soon release, would be tantamount to wishing for the will o’ the wisp! With production set to begin soon, a trailer could only be expected to release sometime in mid-late 2024.
2. Who is the monster in Wednesday Season 2?
Towards the end of season one, that is in episode 7 of Wednesday, titled “If You Don’t Woe Me By Now”, viewers realize that Tyler Galpin (Hunter Doohan) is the Hyde monster.
3. Does Wednesday end up with Xavier in season one?
In an unfortunate turn of events for the fans of the show, Wednesday does not end up with Xavier in season one.