More Wednesday is officially on the horizon.
Netflix has confirmed that a second season of the hit Tim Burton–helmed series, Wednesday, is on the way. The streaming platform shared the news with a highlight reel of clips from season one with the caption “More torture is coming. Lucky you.”
“It’s been incredible to create a show that has connected with people across the world. Thrilled to continue Wednesday’s tortuous journey into season two,” executive producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar told Netflix’s TUDUM. “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.”
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The series broke massive Netflix streaming records over Thanksgiving weekend per Deadline, with 341.23 million hours of the show being viewed in just a matter of days. The record for a top-streamed English-language series was previously held by the latest season of Stranger Things from earlier this summer. The Korean drama Squid Game is the current all-time record holder with more than 571 million hours viewed in a week on Netflix. Wednesday is also currently in the Top 10 for all 93 countries where Netflix is available.
The series follows the fan-favorite character and eldest daughter of the Addams family, Wednesday, played by Jenna Ortega, as she navigates life as a student at Nevermore Academy and manages her emerging psychic ability, aiming to solve a number of mysterious murders happening on campus. The series also stars Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci (who portrayed Wednesday in the 1990s in The Addams Family films), and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams.
Ortega shared a black-and-white photo from the Wednesday premiere, the star posing alongside Christie, Ricci, and Zeta-Jones, and thanking fans for their overwhelming support of the series.
“Don’t even know if there’s right words,” the actress shared on Instagram. “Thanks everyone for watching.”
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What will Season 2 of Wednesday be about?
The show’s creators have promised there’s plenty of compelling storylines to explore. Co-showrunner Miles Millar told TVLine, “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.”
Who will be cast in Season 2?
Since there’s no confirmation of a second season yet, it’s hard to say, but it’s likely that the core cast (below) would return if the series were to be renewed.
- 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
- Gwendoline Christie as Principal Larissa Weems
- Jamie McShane as Sheriff Galpin
- Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe
- Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin
- Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
- Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
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When would a second season hit Netflix?
Based on the show’s hefty production schedule for Season 1 (it took about a year to go from filming to streaming), as well as its star, Ortega, being such an in-demand talent with other projects on the way, our best guess would be seeing Wednesday return sometime in 2024.
This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US.