We have more questions now that we know Netflix has ordered a second season for Wednesday. So far, the child of woe who can’t be hurt has been hunted, haunted, almost killed, and tortured in ways that she probably liked but were hard on us. And now that her story is about to go on, the star Goth at Nevermore Academy seems to be going in the right direction. But what will happen after that? Who is coming back, and who isn’t? All will be well. Here’s a look at what this hit teen drama did for people worldwide.
When it came out, Wednesday was an instant hit with fans. More than Stranger Things, 150 million people watched it, which won five Emmy Awards. It was the second most-watched English-language Netflix series in less than a month after it came out. What else? The show’s success led to #WednesdayAddams becoming a social media phenomenon, with millions of TikTok users copying her dance moves, style, and makeup, even though Ms. Addams hates how pretentious “social media” and its users are. Even Lady Gaga joined in, putting on a Wednesday outfit and dancing to a sped-up version of her song “Bloody Mary” which was popular at the time. Not to mention that The Rolling Stones’ song “Paint it Black” became even more popular after the series used its official cover. So, it shouldn’t be surprising that the show will have a second season. After all, our Addams girl tends to do too much. In an interview on Netflix’s Tudum, Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, who were in charge of Season 1, said, “We can’t wait to dive headfirst into Season 2 and learn more about the weird, scary world of Nevermore.”
The Netflix original series is based on the character created by Charles Addams with the same name. Tim Burton co-directs the show and is also one of the executive producers. Even though Jenna Ortega was already well-known, her role as Wednesday Addams has made her a worldwide star, both in real life and online. Wednesday debuted on Netflix on November 16, 2022. Suppose you haven’t seen the dark adventures of Morticia and Gomez Addams’s teenage daughter Wednesday and her “friends” at the Nevermore Academy. In that case, you are missing out on some great content. Right now, you can watch the first season on Netflix.
Even though we don’t know everything about the upcoming second season, the guide below has everything we know about Wednesday Season 2.
Who is in The Wednesday Season 2 Cast?
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
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
Christina Ricci as Marilyn Thornhill
Gwendoline Christie as Principal Larissa Weems
Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott
Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin
Johnna Dias-Watson as Divina
What is Wednesday Season 2 Release date?
With a video posted on Twitter on Wednesday, Netflix said that the show would be back for a second season. Now, if the new season follows the same production schedule as the first one, we think it will take at least another 12–14 months of filming and post-production, which means the second season won’t be out until sometime in the middle of 2024. Yes, it’s a long wait, but keep an eye on this space for the latest news on when Wednesday, Season 2, will be out.
Is There a Wednesday Season 2 Trailer?
So far, Netflix’s official announcement video is the only proof that Wednesday will have a second season. With the popular goth’s face breaking into a half-smirk, half-smile, “more torture” is promised, and you’ll love it just as much as she does. Watch the clip in the player above, and stay tuned for the latest teaser or trailer, which will be added here as soon as it comes out.
Who is the Director of Wednesday Season 2?
Alfred Gough and Miles Millar made and wrote the Netflix show Wednesday. April Blair and Kayla Alpert also wrote for the show. Both Gough and Millar are well-known producers, writers, and showrunners. They are best known for writing for movies like Shanghai Noon, Shanghai Knights, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, and co-writing Spider-Man 2. The two also made and produced the TV shows Smallville, Into the Badlands, and The Shannara Chronicles.
Along with Gough, Millar, Alpert, Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman, Gail Berman, Jonathan Glickman, Tommy Harper, Kevin Lafferty, and Kevin Miserocchi, Tim Burton is one of the show’s executive producers. Burton is the director of the first four episodes of the first season of Wednesday. He is known for making modern classics like Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice in Wonderland, among many others. He is expected to return for the second season in a similar role. Season 1 was also made with help from directors James Marshall and Gandja Monteiro. Jenna Ortega herself confirmed on Wednesday that she will also be a producer in the second season.
I feel fortunate to be coming on as a producer this time around… I’ve had experiences in TV where I felt my voice wasn’t heard, that I was meant to be a puppet. I’ve been told on sets, “You wouldn’t know because you’re not a writer,” or, “Just shut up and do your job.” From 12 years old, I’ve been hearing things like that. So, I went into Wednesday with hesitance. But I was fortunate to work with someone like Tim Burton, who pulled me in his trailer one day and said he wanted to be a soundboard for my voice.
What Is Wednesday Season 2 Plot?
The plot of Wednesday is based on the original Addams Family story and is woven into a murder mystery, making it a whodunit in the gothic noir style. The first season is all about Wednesday as a teen. It shows how she changes from a closed-off, self-centered teen to one who slowly opens up to friendship and love and helps her friends find a stalker and monster called Hyde, just like in the story by Robert Louis Stevenson. We won’t give away too much, but here’s how the first season sets up the second:
In the last episode of the first season, Hyde is caught, but it seems likely that he will get away from the police. But a stalker makes themselves known. This is clear from the creepy text messages sent to Wednesday as she left school. She thought that finding Hyde would end all her problems, just like in the novel she’s been writing since the beginning of the series. But now she knows that it’s just the beginning.