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The highest-watched series on Netflix will be back with more suspense, horror, and riveting mystery culminations. Since the first moments of Wednesday Addams’ portrayal in Season 1 episode one, we knew it was one of those stories that would never go unnoticed.
As the first season drew to an end, we thought all the plotlines had reached a conclusion when an unforeseen event struck in the final few seconds of the episode, lurching us into the throes of a New Season! Netflix confirmed a Season 2 renewal in an interesting announcement video where Jenna Ortega ironically thanks her audience for torturing her, saying,
” Over the past few weeks, I’ve been hunted, haunted, and mimicked millions of times across the internet(referring to her dance which caught the internet by storm). It’s been pure torture. Thank you!”
Ever since this groundbreaking announcement, fans have been scratching their heads over what is awaiting them on the other side of Season 2. When will it release? And recent developments surrounding the strike have led us to ask one very important question: Has filming even begun yet?
We have all the updates here, so continue reading!
Wednesday Season 2: Has Filming Commenced Yet?
We are currently entering the third month of the strike, and so far, it is confirmed that filming has not taken place yet. However, it is speculated to begin this fall.
Catherin Zeta-Jones (who plays Morticia Addams) confirmed that production will begin by the fall of 2023. Additionally, in a conversation with Jimmy Falon, Jenna Ortega said that the writers’ room has already assembled to determine the direction in which they wanted to steer Season 2. She said,
“No vacations or anything like that. We are starting to prep season two on Wednesday, which…has been exciting. Just developing new storylines and seeing where characters are going. Starting those conversations has been fun. I think it’s going to be bigger and better, which is cool.”
Additionally, Sophie Holland (the casting director) reported to Deadline saying,
“It’s still early doors and I’m still waiting on the script. We hope to roll at the end of the year. I think there are some exciting and kooky characters coming up in season two.”
That being said, it has been made clear by several sources that production will commence this fall, which means script writing is officially on for Wednesday Season 2.
How much of it will be affected by the ongoing strike? This is still under speculation.
Wednesday Season 2: Expected Release Date
Let’s recap how Season 1 followed the filming and release trajectory. According to reports, the cast and crew started production in the fall of 2021 and wrapped in the spring of 2022 in Romania. The season was released about seven to eight months after production ended, so that’s the timeline we’re looking at for Wednesday season 2.
In that capacity, if the filming for Season 2 begins by fall (say October), we can expect a Season 2 release by 2024 Winter (November or December)
This prediction can only come true if the strike simmers down and the WGA SAG AFTRA demands are met by September or latest, October. Otherwise, we may be expecting a release in January 2025! Eeks!
Wednesday Season 2: Cast
This is an unsure list because of the major cliffhangers we were left with in Season 1. But this is a fair guess of who will return in 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
The two speculated returns we are looking forward to are those of
- Christina Ricci as Ms. Thornhill (She was defeated by Wednesday, but they never mentioned if she was killed. Moreover, her character had not yet fulfilled her purpose to rid nevermore of outcasts). Sidenote: Ricci played Wednesday Addams in the 1990s film.
- Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems. She was pronounced dead, but we never got to attend her funeral. Moreover, an interesting fan theory speculates that Lurk’s eyes in the ending scene of the Season 1 finale were a different color(blue) from what it was in the beginning. Was it Weems who shapeshifted to Lurk? This was also confirmed by Christie when she said
“We haven’t seen her put in the ground, have we? I feel like Larissa Weems would not be prepared to entertain or be dominated by anything as commonplace as death.”
Another rumor is Lady Gaga is joining in Season 2. This is still a rumor since nothing has been confirmed yet. But just imagine how iconic it will be. (courtesy of Digital Spy)
Another interesting character we are speculated to watch is Christopher Lloyd (who played Uncle Fester in the 1990 Addams Family movie). In a conversation with Yahoo, he said,
“I’ve heard rumors trickling down that I might be coming on,” he says. “I’m not sure how, but I think [Ortega] is wonderful.”
Additionally, the cast in a show-up at Netflix TUDUM revealed that a new member of the Addams Family will be introduced in Season 2. Season 1 introduced Uncle Fester. Will Season 2 feature Cousin Itt(who Ortega prefers) or the Grandmother (who Hunter prefers)?
Check out the TUDUM video here:
Wednesday Season 2: Expected Plot
There are several speculations on what the plot for Season 2 will bring to the plate.
For instance, The Showrunners revealed to Hollywood Reporter what they can expect out of Season 2.
“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, 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.”
With regards to Tyler’s role as the Hyde(Nevermore’s Beast), Hunter, in an exclusive interview with Digital Spy, 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.”
It is obvious that we will be seeing more of Hyde since, in the final moments of the episode finale, Tyler turns into the Hyde. So he probably escaped. But that begs the question: who is the Hyde Master now that Thornhill is not around him? Is it Wednesday? Because when her car crosses the van in which Tyler is being held captive, he triggers Hyde. That will be an interesting twist.
We don’t have much information on that, but we do have information on the next theme, which is ROMANCE. Season 1 made it clear that romance was not cut out for Wednesday. The first boy she kissed turned out to be Hyde. Things with Xavier looked hopeful, but we doubt Xavier’s character will be back, given the actor’s recent controversial news.
Emma Myers (who plays Enid Sinclair) said,
“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.”
Collider also speculated the same saying,
“Given the way the season wrapped, it would make sense for Wednesday to go into a 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.”
Further, a recent Variety interview with Elle Falling featured Jenna Ortega, who confirmed that the ‘romance’ theme was discarded and replaced by ‘horror,’ saying, “We’re ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday, which is really great.”
So it is clear that Wednesday Season 2 will solve a few burning cliffhangers from Season One will steer away from romance, and incline towards horror, will steer more into the lives of the cult classic Addams family, and we will watch Ortega in her badass avatar taking matters into her own hands!
Wednesday Season 2: Official Trailer
Since there is no firm speculation on when Season 2 will finally grace our screens, we don’t have an official trailer for the same in possession.
However, you can watch Wednesday Season 1 on Netflix in the meantime.
Also, here is the official teaser for Wednesday Season 1:
For more updates, stay tuned to Web News Observer. Also, what do you expect to see in Wednesday Season 2? Let us know in the comments section!