Wednesday Season 2 Will Be Back With More Chilling Episodes
At least in this broken part of the world, a spin-off of The Addams Family would always be welcome, and it's not surprising that Wednesday, the oldest child, got the most attention. Well, it's about time: Netflix has picked up Wednesday Season 2.
Wednesday Addams, played by Jenna Ortega, has been through a lot. A monster that wants to kill her has been following her. Red paint messed up her Rave'N dress. (The normals didn't even have enough money to buy real blood?) And she's had to face the scariest danger of all: other teens. But it looks like things are getting better for the most popular goth at Nevermore Academy.
Wednesday Addams | Season 2 Announcement | Netflix
After rumors about what would happen to the popular show, the streamer has confirmed that the gothic mystery series will be back for a second season. Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who run the show, said in a statement that it was amazing to make something that people all over the world could relate to.
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We are 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.
- Alfred Gough and Miles Millar
Since it came out on November 23, the first season of Jenna Ortega's show has become Netflix's third most-watched show of all time, after Stranger Things season 4 and Squid Game. The show also broke the record twice for the most hours watched by an English-language TV show in a single week.
Fans were worried because the renewal process took so long, and there were false rumors that the show might move to Prime Video since Amazon bought the show's producer, MGM, and all of its content for $8.5 billion last year.
Wednesday was not an original show for Amazon at first. They are also thinking about ideas for a spin-off. In a previous interview with THR, Gough gave a hint about season two:
We wanna sort of explore and sort of complicate all of those relationships going forward. The school was closed when they left, which gave us the most possibilities for season two, and I think that’s something that we’re excited to explore.
- Alfred Gough
For us, the show also is really about this female friendship, with Wednesday and Enid (Emma Myers) really being at the center of that. The fact that they really connected with audiences, it has been really gratifying.
- Alfred Gough
So, we’re excited to explore now that Wednesday’s dipped her toe into the friendship pool, what’s that gonna look like? It’s like, she hugged. That was her big arc for the season, right? So it’s like now, we do that.
- Alfred Gough
Then, the other thing that’s really interesting is to continue to explore the Wednesday-Morticia mother-daughter relationship as well, which now that Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) knows about the power, it has given her sort of an idea of how that’s going to go. How is their relationship going to evolve?
- Alfred Gough
We still don't know the answers to some important follow-up questions, like how involved Tim Burton will be in season two after directing the first four episodes of the first season.
Wednesday is described as "a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery that follows Wednesday Addams' years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she tries to master her growing psychic ability, stop a monster killing spree that has terrorized the town, and solve the murder mystery that involved her parents 25 years ago, all while navigating her new and very complicated relationships at Nevermore."
Wednesday products are selling at Hot Topic and Cakeworthy, and Netflix says that the cast's reaction video to Ortega's show-stopping dance sequence has gotten 80 million views on Tiktok.
For the few people who haven't seen it yet, The Addams Family, the classic cartoon strip by Charles Addams that became a sitcom in the 1960s and a movie in the 1990s, gets a new look on Wednesday.
Wednesday is the second most-watched English-language TV show, with 1.23 billion hours watched in its first 28 days.
Wednesday was first shown in November. The coming-of-age comedy was written by Al Gough and Miles Millar, who also wrote Smallville. Tim Burton directed and edited the movie.
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 are also EPs.
Netflix announced that its hit show "Wednesday" will be back for a second season.
Fans thought the show might move from Netflix to Prime Video after hearing that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) had closed an $8.5 billion merger with Amazon in November 2022. This made fans wonder if the MGM-produced shows would also move over as part of the deal.