With the ongoing spooky season, we are certain that many Netflix subscribers might be wondering what new shows will be returning with brand-new episodes as the ideal premiere for the annual Halloween binge-watch! After all, over the years, the catalog has expanded from bone-chilling horrors to supernatural thrillers, making Netflix a perfect hub for captivating content that caters to every Halloween enthusiast’s taste.
The anticipation to delve into the mysterious world of upcoming series that promise to send shivers down our spines by keeping us thoroughly entertained keeps rising. We are quite certain that many are waiting for new updates about one such show, which stole the spotlight last year on the streaming platform by becoming the second-most watched English-language Netflix series. Can you guess? Yes, it’s the one and only coming-of-age supernatural comedy horror series, Wednesday!
Can you believe it’s almost been a year since we last got to see Wednesday Addams solve a murder mystery at her new school? As the clock ticks toward 31st October, many fans are left curious about whether the potential release date of the highly anticipated second season will be revealed this month or not. If you, too, want the answers, then we have compiled all the latest information that has been floating over the web in order to give clarity to our beloved readers.
Here is everything we currently know about Wednesday Season 2.
Wednesday Season 2 Expected Release Date: When will it return to Netflix?
The fandom will have to wait a bit longer for Wednesday Addams’ return to Nevermore Academy!
Sadly, we have to report to you that nothing has been confirmed about the official release date for the much-anticipated second season of Wednesday, due to which the next season will not be available on Netflix in October 2023, especially when it was renewed earlier this year and preparations for a second season commenced last year in the month of December 2022, following Amazon’s acquisition of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.
As the filming is expected to commence sometime later this year or early 2024, we also speculate that the ongoing dual strikes, out of which negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP will resume on October 24, 2023, as it is still far from reaching an agreement like the WGA membership officially ratifying the contract, with 99% of WGA members voting in favor of it on October 9. This has become a major factor in postponing the development and writing of the second season.
One of the other reasons is that the show’s massive scale needs proper additional shoots and post-production, which can take up to three months of additional work that won’t be able to be completed even if the actor’s strike reaches an agreement within the next few weeks. As a result, we speculate that the release date will be shifted until next year in order to avoid any hurdles in the production stage due to the lack of active actors who are taking part in the ongoing strikes.
For your consideration, our best prediction is that the series might make its comeback sometime in the first quarter (January, February, and March) or the second quarter (April, May, and June) of 2024. Of course, this is just our guess, and we’ll just have to wait, as more details will be confirmed later. In the meantime, check out the official renewal announcement, captioned below, “More torture is coming. Lucky you.”
More torture is coming. Lucky you. pic.twitter.com/t11LptFk7e
— Wednesday Addams (@wednesdayaddams) January 6, 2023
What to expect from Season 2?
During the official Netflix’s Tudum: A Global Fan Event, the cast members, which included Jenna Ortega, Hunter Doohan, Emma Myers, and Joy Sunday, discussed the possible looming danger of Joseph Crackstone’s ring and a suspected mystery around Lurch’s identity, though nothing is known for certain about those things. The actors further declared that a new Addams family member would arrive on Wednesday!
Doohan claims that neither he nor his co-stars know which new Addams will enter the series, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have any suggestions. Moreover, Doohan claims that neither he nor his co-stars know which new Addams will enter the series, but they concur that they would love to see Wednesday’s grandma, while Ortega is keeping her fingers crossed that Cousin Itt will manage to squeak his way into Nevermore.
“[Wednesday] sticks to her guns, and she’s not out to please anybody,” Ortega tells Tudum. Further adding, “Which, as someone who used to be an immense people pleaser, I really respect.”
— Wednesday Addams (@wednesdayaddams) June 17, 2023
The series co-showrunner, Al Gough, also says he plans to delve further into the morbid teen’s growth if given the chance. “The series is really about a girl who sees the world in black and white, and learns there are shades of gray,” he tells TVLine. Further adding, “I think like any relationship or any friendship, it can get complicated by other factors. It’s never going to be smooth sailing. And it’s really her learning to navigate the ups and downs of friendship.”
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Gough and Millar also stated that the second season would expand upon the friendship between Wednesday and Enid while also evolving Wednesday’s relationship with her mother, Morticia. On possible future seasons, Gough and Millar commented in an interview with Variety, “When we sit down to create a show, it’s looking at multiple seasons, ideally. That’s never expected, but that’s the expectation that hopefully the show is successful.”
They further stated that they had “a pretty clear runway” of how future seasons could unfold.
Lastly, Ortega has stated that the season would lean more into the horror aspect while ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday. She also shared similar thoughts during Variety’s Actors on Actors, “We want to lean into the horror aspect of the show a little bit more,” Ortega said. Also added, “because it is so lighthearted, and a show like this with vampires and werewolves and superpowers, you don’t want to take yourself too seriously.”
Wednesday Season 2 Cast: Who will and will not reprise their roles?
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams will return as she is now also serving as producer, along with Jamie McShane as Donovan Galpin, Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin, Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair, Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay, Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus, Naomi J. Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka, and Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Ottinger. It’s also possible that Gwendoline Christie and Christina Ricci will be involved in the season and come back as Larissa Weems and Marilyn Thornhill, respectively.
Co-showrunner Miles Millar says that Wednesday’s family, which includes Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia and Luis Guzmán as Gomez, could be featured more in a second season. “We felt like we just touched the surface with those characters, and the actors are so amazing in those roles,” Millar told TV Line in an interview. “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.”
The major characters that are reportedly not coming back are Calum Ross, as Rowan Laslow, was one of the first character deaths of the first season at the hands of Hyde; Will Riki Lindhome, as Dr. Valerie Kinbott, whose life was tragically cut short by the hands of Hyde/Tyler before she could learn the truth, despite having found that Tyler was being used as a pawn; Will Tommie Earl Jenkins as Noble Walker briefly appeared in the first season, and it might be the last time we see him because his character was killed in the hospital by an unidentified assailant.
According to a new exclusive from DailyMail.com, Wednesday star Percy Hynes White, who played the lead role of Xavier Thorpe, a student of Nevermore Academy who has the ability to make his art come to life in the first season of the hit Netflix show, might have been dropped from the forthcoming second season due to assault allegations due to this many speculate that the report of him nor returning are true. On the other hand, the 22-year-old Canadian actor has denied the allegations. You can read his entire statement on his Instagram.
Moreover, the actor’s father, Canadian writer Joel Thomas Hynes, posted in support of his son, writing: “This anonymous online hatred, it’s powerful stuff. But what truly empowers these types of campaigns is the culture of fear and silence that prevents ANYONE from speaking up for the wrongly accused – lest the mob should turn their beady eyes on you and yours. If publicly offering my support for my kind and gentle, massively talented son equates to me throwing myself to the wolves – so be it, come what may.”
When you discover there's a blonde in the Addams' family tree. pic.twitter.com/K2n5cU2grB
— Wednesday Addams (@wednesdayaddams) November 28, 2022
Wednesday Season 2 Official Episode Count: Where to stream?
The upcoming season is expected to have a total of 8 episodes with an average runtime of 46–57 minutes, just like the prior season. On the other hand, the episode titles and synopsis of the series have not been released yet. The network will publish those details when the episodes are due to air on the streaming service. So, we would advise fans to be patient and binge-watch all the first season’s episodes to recall the overall storyline.
When Wednesday Season 2 draws close to its release date along with the first season, it will be available exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible on the streaming platform with a range of membership options depending on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month at no additional cost with any of their services.
They haven’t built a school that can hold me. I doubt Nevermore will be any different. pic.twitter.com/bsVIb8REd3
— Wednesday Addams (@wednesdayaddams) November 9, 2022
Wednesday Season 2 Official Trailer: Has it been released?
The network hasn’t released any new promos for the new season as filming hasn’t commenced yet, leaving a lot of time for the official marketing to begin. We’ll just have to wait and see what the next few months have in store for us in relation to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, as everything concerning the series’ current production status is also neither here nor there. Moreover, the actors won’t be able to take part in the production, ultimately causing delays in the release of any promos.
In the meantime, check out the official trailer for the first season, which showed “Wednesday Addams attempting to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree, and solve a supernatural mystery from her parents’ past.”
The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 71% approval rating and an average rating of 6.8/10, based on 98 reviews. The website’s critics consensus reads, “Wednesday isn’t exactly full of woe for viewers, but without Jenna Ortega in the lead, this Addams Family-adjacent series might as well be another CW drama.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 66 out of 100 based on 26 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”
While you wait for more Wednesday Season 2 updates on Web News Observer, catch up on the first season on Netflix.