Wednesday premiered in November 2022 on Netflix, a Tim Burton production revolving around the character of Wednesday Addams of the iconic Addams Family franchise. Jenna Ortega plays a teenaged Wednesday who transfers to Nevermore Academy, a school for outcasts, throwing her into the world of murder, mystery and high school drama. So, will the Netflix series be returning for a season 2? Keep reading for word on season 2 and what the cast and crew have said.
Is ‘Wednesday’ Getting a Season 2 on Netflix?
Netflix has officially renewed Wednesday for season 2, the streaming platform confirmed in a press release on January 6, 2023.
“It’s been incredible to create a show that has connected with people across the world,” cocreators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar shared in a joint statement to Tudum.com. “Thrilled to continue Wednesday’s tortuous journey into season two. We can’t wait to dive head first into another season and explore the kooky spooky world of Nevermore. Just need to make sure Wednesday hasn’t emptied the pool first.”
What Has the Cast, Crew Said on Season 2 of ‘Wednesday’?
Miles explained in interview with TVLine that they have only “touched the surface” of the characters in Wednesday. “Catherine (Zeta Jones) 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.”
With that said, Miles acknowledged that the series is called Wednesday, so they “really want to focus the show on Wednesday.” However, they “definitely want to feature the family as we did this season in a couple of episodes if we were to get a second season.”
In an interview with Variety, Miles explained that when he and Alfred set out to create a show, they usually write out the groundwork for multiple seasons. “That’s never expected, but that’s the anticipation that hopefully the show is successful,” he told the outlet.
“So you always lay out at least three or four seasons’ worth of potential storylines for the characters,” the showrunner continued. “It can evolve and change. Often, you want to see which characters or cast pop and who you like to write for. So you want to keep it open and organic enough to change it and evolve, but we certainly have a pretty clear runway of what we want to do in future seasons.”
And as for Tyler’s fate in season 2? “Absolutely, he’s out there,” Alfred told Variety. “That’s what we wanted to convey [in his final shot].”
And what has Jenna/Wednesday Addams herself said of a second season? “I have no idea if we’ll come back,” Jenna revealed in an interview with NME. “It could continue but it could also end. I think that’s what’s kind of nice about the show – we have the option.”
What the Crew Wants
The show’s MARZ VFX team, including Lon Molnar and Casey Sincic shared what they’d like to see in a second season of the show.
“I think it would be fantastic to explore what may have happened to lead him to be severed, possibly,” the MARZ copresident shared. “I think that’d be — it was an idea that was floating around and it would be fantastic to explore that for sure. But for us, anything with that character front and center, we’re ready to take the helm and help him tell that story. We’re open to anything.”
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