Are you ready to be captivated once again by the one and only Wednesday Adams?
If your answer to the above question is yes, then you have reached the right spot to get all the answers concerning the current status of Wednesday Season 2, which is expected to take the viewers on an exhilarating journey through the treacherous world of Nevermore Academy, which is filled with its unique blend of mystery and dark secrets that our enigmatic protagonist, Wednesday Adams, wants to know more about and unravels, leaving fans on the edge of their seats!
So, if you want to know whether the production for the new seasons has come to a halt or not, then worry not! For your consideration, to avoid any further confusion about the potential release date of the highly anticipated second season. We have compiled all the latest information about the delay in release, which has been floating over the web in the face of rumors. Continue reading to find out more about Netflix’s Wednesday Season 2.
Wednesday Season 2 Release Date: When will it be available on Netflix?
If you want answers to all the raging rumors surrounding the reports that the official release date will be revealed this year, then you have reached the right place to know it all here at Web News Observer.
Sadly, we have to report to you that all of this is just chitchat, and nothing has been confirmed about the official release date for the much-anticipated second season of Wednesday, as we are certain that no new details will be disclosed anytime soon and that the next season will not be available on Netflix in September 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.
We are confident in reporting this because the fandom will have to wait a bit longer! It has already been confirmed that filming is expected to begin sometime later this year, which makes it impossible for the series to premiere in the middle of the year. Moreover, we speculate that the ongoing dual strikes have also become a major factor in postponing the development and writing of the second season even further. Hence, the chances of this series making its comeback by late 2023 are also entirely off the table!
One of the reasons is that a show of this massive scale and caliber 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 strikes reach 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 writers and actors who are taking part in the ongoing strikes, which might last until October 2023.
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 at the same time slot of 12:00 a.m. (PT) or 3:00 a.m. (ET) on Netflix. Of course! This can only happen if the dual strikes reach an agreement for the production to be finalized by the end of this year, as post-production also takes time to deliver the best version of the beloved characters. Until then, we’ll just have to wait, as more details will be confirmed later.
Last but not least, we strongly advise our readers to follow social media in order to be informed about all the recent information as it becomes available in the upcoming weeks. Moreover, if you have to stay up-to-date on the situation of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, then readers should also pay attention to the official statements made by credible sources in the press releases that will be issued in the near future.
More torture is coming. Lucky you. pic.twitter.com/t11LptFk7e
— Wednesday Addams (@wednesdayaddams) January 6, 2023
Wednesday Season 2 Plot: What to expect from the new season?
During the official Netflix’s Tudum: A Global Fan Event, which was held last month live from Brazil, the cast members were a part of the lineup, which included Jenna Ortega, Hunter Doohan, Emma Myers, and Joy Sunday, where they answered the spookiest Wednesday fan theories ahead of Season 2 by discussing 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
That’s not all! 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 anticipation that hopefully the show is successful.” They further stated that they had “a pretty clear runway” of how future seasons could unfold.
However, Ortega stated that the season would lean more into the horror aspect while ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday. As she recently 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, “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.”
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 Cast: Who will and will not reprise their roles?
As of writing this, no new casting announcements for the main and recurring cast have been confirmed, but the cast members who are still bound to change but are nevertheless being speculated to return in the new season are as follows:
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams will return as she now also serving as producer, along with Karina Varadi as a young Wednesday (not confirmed yet), 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. Lastly, the lovely Christina Ricci, who played Marilyn Thornhill/Laurel Gates, is also expected to return for the second season.
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.”
For your convenience, we have listed down all the details about the cast members who will departure from the show, as networks are considering major budget cuts, or among other reasons that will put the series on the air for another season, but at the expense of a delayed release with some major cast shake-ups! For your convenience, the major characters that are reportedly not coming back are listed below:
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, her 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 regrettably, that will be the last time we see him because his character also died as he was killed in the hospital by an unidentified assailant. Gwendoline Christie, as Larissa Weems, also died in the first season.
In an interview with Netflix, Millar said, “Hopefully Weems’ death at the end of the season will take people by surprise and they’ll be as moved as Wednesday is by her loss.”
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.”
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.
You know what's scarier than monsters? Feelings. pic.twitter.com/GJyx8AIxbi
— Wednesday Addams (@wednesdayaddams) November 26, 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, which usually begins a month or two before the official premiere on the network. We’ll just have to wait and see what the next few months have in store for us in relation to the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike along with the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, as everything concerning the series’ current status is also neither here nor there!
Ultimately, there is a huge chance that there will be a delay in the release of such 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 previous episodes on Netflix.