Wednesday Season 2: Everything we know, from the cast, plot & more
Getting a second season of Wednesday is a popular choice among fans. Here’s what you need to know about renewal, cast, plot details, and more.
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky, The Addams Family. And now there’s a Netflix series focusing on the arguably most iconic member, Wednesday Addams.
Starring upcoming scream queen Jenna Ortega and directed by macabre auteur Tim Burton, the series focuses on troubled teen Addams as she navigates a new and mysterious High School. We greatly enjoyed the series here at Dexerto, and you can read our review here.
The series has seemingly been enjoyed by most, so a second season should be on the way. But what will lie in store? Let us explain, but first, WARNING: SPOILERS FOR WEDNESDAY SEASON 1…
Wednesday Season 2: Has the show been renewed?
Yes, Netflix did confirm on January 6, 2023 that Wednesday has been renewed for a second season.
The renewal announcement mostly features clips from Season 1, but it does include a nod from Wednesday Addams actress Jenna Ortega saying that she has been “mimicked millions of times across the internet.” This is a reference to Wednesday’s dance which became a viral sensation on TikTok and other social media.
Wednesday Season 2: Is there a release date?
At the time of writing, there is currently no official release date for Wednesday Season 2. But due to recent strikes in Hollywood, said release date is set to be delayed.
Producers supposedly reported a few months ago that they were looking for filming locations and new writers for another season.
Star Jenna Ortega also commented on the matter, stating to Variety that while, “I have seen nothing and I know nothing [about season 2],” she was “waiting on it. I think they’re just starting to get a writers’ room together, so maybe soon.”
There had also initially been some concern over which streaming platform was going to host the second season, as last year Amazon Prime and MGM signed an $8.5 billion merger, potentially shifting the rights to Wednesday away from Netflix. However, a new report from Indiewire confirmed that the show would remain at Netflix.
Wednesday Season 2 trailer: Is there a trailer?
Since filming for Season 2 of Wednesday hasn’t started, there is no trailer or footage of a second season.
But the trailer for the first season is great, so feel free to watch that instead:
Wednesday Season 2 cast: Who is starring in the next season?
While there is currently no official cast list for Wednesday Season 2, we can likely expect these faces to appear again:
- Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
- Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
- Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams
- Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams
- Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester
- Victor Dorobantu as Thing
- George Burcea as Lurch
- Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin
- Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valeria Kinbott
- Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin
- Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Otinger
- Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
- Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
- Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus
- Naomi J. Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka
One star who appears to not be returning is Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe, perhaps due to the recent allegations held against him.
Dependent on the plot of Season 2, it’s unclear whether or not we will see Marylin Thornhill (Christina Ricci) again as well. Plus, death may not be the end at Nevermore, so who knows, Larissa Weems (Gwendoline Christie) may also return.
There is also a new character set to join Season 2, though details are slim of who it will be. As part of the Netflix TUDUM event, the show’s actors discussed fan theories for Season 2, including new cast members.
Ortega revealed her desire to see Cousin It appear for Season 2, while her co-stars stated that they’d like to see Grandmama appear on the series, so we could imagine that the new role will be either of them.
It is also not yet clear if Tim Burton will return to direct some episodes again. Though we can imagine that the auteur would at least come back in some capacity.
As well as starring in the title role, Ortega will also be a producer for Season 2.
Wednesday Season 2 plot: What will happen next season?
While there is currently no official plot for Wednesday Season 2, there are plenty of loose threads left in Season 1 that could be addressed in new episodes.
Firstly, there’s the nature of who Wednesday’s stalker is. Many assume it to be Xavier, but it could easily be someone else.
The series of course ended with Tyler turning into a Hyde, so he may very well be a problem for Wednesday; he may even attempt to help Marylin Thornhill return.
In regards to Nevermore, it needs a new principal after the death of Larissa Weems – perhaps in the form of Gomez or Morticia? – and it may also need new students. Who knows, Pugsley may even be enrolling at some point.
In a recent video with Variety, star Ortega revealed that the second season would be leaning more into horror, and less into romance: “We’ve decided we want to lean into the horror aspect of the show a little bit more. Because it is so light-hearted, and a show like this with vampires and werewolves and superpowers, you don’t want to take yourself too seriously. [Also] We’re ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday, which is really great.”
The show runners of Wednesday, Al Gough and Miles Millar, also have plenty of ideas of what to do next. Speaking to TV Line, Millar stated how they wanted to focus more on characters such as Morticia, who had been somewhat side-lined in the series:
“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.”
Since Ortega will be a producer on the second season, she will have far more control over the course her character takes in the future.
This article will be updated when we learn more.
Wednesday Season 1 is currently available to stream on Netflix and you can read our review here.
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