Nevermore Academy’s popular goth, “Wednesday,” will be back for another season. Here is everything we know so far about Wednesday Season 2.
Attention all fans of the classic Addams Family: the spooky and mysterious world of Wednesday Addams is back for another exciting season! That’s right, the one-of-a-kind character who captured our hearts in The Addams Family is now front and center in her own series.
This original Netflix series was renewed for a second season back in January 2023, which happened within three weeks of its release, and it became the second-most watched English-language Netflix series! With Season 2 on the horizon, we can’t wait to see what new eccentricities and unexpected twists this dark and twisted story has in store.
If you want to learn about the second season, join us as we journey alongside Wednesday through her chaotic and macabre world, where nothing is quite what it seems, and being different is celebrated. So, fasten your seatbelts and brace yourselves for the eerie and wonderful world of Wednesday Addams in Season 2, which is assumed to be a thrilling ride from start to finish!
Wednesday Season 2 Potential Release Date
Unfortunately, we regret to inform you, that right now it seems like the much anticipated second season of “Wednesday,” will not be available on Netflix until 2023, making the fandom wait a bit longer as the schedule for the filming of the new episodes hasn’t been disclosed yet. Moreover, Netflix hasn’t provided a specific release date just yet.
But if we guess, we’ll have to wait until early to mid-2024 because it’s guessed that production will begin later this year. Hence, it is speculated to take at least another 12–14 months of filming and post-production, which puts the release of the second season somewhere next year, making it the ideal time frame to return to this world of coming-of-age supernatural comedy and horror television series.
In addition to this, Netflix also released a short clip in which Jenna Ortega, as Wednesday says, over a montage of season-one clips with some viral footage of fan events, quotes, “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.” Take a look at the official post on Netflix’s Wednesday Twitter handle below:
More torture is coming. Lucky you. pic.twitter.com/t11LptFk7e
— Wednesday Addams (@wednesdayaddams) January 6, 2023
Wednesday Season 2 Plot
In a recent interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jenna Ortega talked about what to expect from Season 2 of Wednesday, which is quite exciting to get some insight into what the next season will cover!
In the conversation, the actress said that the second season of Wednesday is currently in the writing process. She also mentioned that the writers and the complete team are currently working on the plot and other details. Talking about the same, Jenna Ortega stated, “We wish to increase the horror element a little and then take Wednesday out of the romantic situation to let her be her own self.”
The exclusive interview with Jenna Ortega on her desire for more horror in Wednesday Season 2 can be found below on the official The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon YouTube channel:
Moreover, it’s not the first time the “Wednesday,” actress has discussed her aspirations for the upcoming season, for which she will serve as executive producer. Further adding, “I think, me personally, I would love to see the series get a little bit darker,” she told E! News on the 2023 Golden Globes red carpet on January 10, 2023 “Embrace the horror aspect a little bit more.”
Similar views were expressed by Ortega in a recent episode of Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast. “I don’t think I’ve ever had to put my foot down on a set in the way that I had to on ‘Wednesday’ because it’s so easy to fall into that category, especially with this type of show,” she said. She further adds, “Everything that she does, everything that I had to play, did not make sense for her character at all. Her being in a love triangle made no sense.”
The series co-showrunner, Al Gough, 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 learning 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.”
Hunter Doohan, who plays Tyler, undoubtedly has his own ideas about what will happen to him as revealed in an exclusive interview with Digital Spy that he was positive his troublesome Tyler had managed to escape the law’s reach. “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,'” he said.
Further adding, “I think he was being controlled by Miss Thornhill,” said Doohan. “Then he had to go manipulate Wednesday to carry out their plan, and I think he did a pretty good job with it.”
“We can’t wait to dive headfirst into another season and explore the kooky, spooky world of Nevermore,” Wednesday Season 1 co-showrunners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough exclusively tell Tudum. “We just need to make sure Wednesday hasn’t emptied the pool first.”
Further stating, “[The stalker proves] that threats remain out there… to both Wednesday and the school,” co-creator Millar told Netflix’s Tudum. “Not all not loose ends have been tied up neatly as she thinks they have.”
The next season will definitely continue from the revelations of the Season 1 finale which showed that Hyde is still out there. Additionally, a creeper is reportedly prowling Nevermore: Wednesday gets threatening texts and unsettling images from an eerie number in the Season 1 finale.
Wednesday Season 2 Cast and Crew
The main cast members who are expected to return for the second season are as follows: Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Karina Varadi as a young Wednesday, Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems, Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott, Jamie McShane as Donovan Galpin, Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin, Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe, 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.
Moreover, Christina Ricci, who played Marilyn Thornhill/Laurel Gates, the botany teacher at Nevermore Academy and dorm mother of Wednesday and Enid, who is secretly revealed as Joseph Crackstone’s descendant and Garrett’s sister, is also expected to return to the franchise in a new role, which she talked about in a recent interview on Collider.
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.”
This coming-of-age comedy is from Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar and was directed/EPed by Tim Burton. Other EPs are Steve Stark (Toluca Pictures), Andrew Mittman (1.21 Entertainment), Kevin Miserocchi (Tee and Charles Addams Foundation), Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman (Glickmania), Gail Berman, Tommy Harper, and Kevin Lafferty.
To be honest, so far, the direction the new season is taking is already exciting, and we don’t expect anything less! After all, we know that Wednesday is always an overachiever in doing things the best way! Hence, while you wait for another season to explore the world of Nevermore! We recommend that the fans should stream the first season on Netflix with a range of membership options.
The basic membership starts at $9.99/month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49/month. Take a look at the official second season announcement which highlights, “Smart, sarcastic and a little dead inside, Wednesday Addams investigates a murder spree while making new friends – and foes – at Nevermore Academy. More Wednesday Addams is on the way. Season 2 is coming, and Season 1 is now streaming, only on Netflix.”
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