In the Netflix series Wednesday, Jenna Ortega plays the role of Wednesday Addams, the spooky teen who is part of a family that is getting the reboot treatment.
The series, which was developed by Tim Burton, Miles Millar, and Alfred Gough, depicts Wednesday’s experiences as a student at the Nevermore Academy, a school for the supernatural.
According to the plot summary, “Wednesday attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago” all while negotiating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.
Morticia is played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gomez is played by Luis Guzmán, and Uncle Fester is played by Fred Armisen. The series stars Christina Ricci as Marilyn Thornhill, who also played Wednesday in the 1991 and 1993 films The Addams Family and Addams Family Values, respectively.
What Is The Renewal Status Of Wednesday Season 2?
Netflix won’t renew the show until after its release date of November 23, 2022. A variety of factors, such as production cost, viewership numbers, and more, determine whether or not a show is renewed. What’s on Netflix, however, says this about Wednesday Season 2:
We expect Wednesday to do well, and to see consistently high ratings for the next few weeks. An update on the show’s renewal status is to be expected once Netflix is satisfied with the series’s performance.
What Is The Release Date For Wednesday Season 2?
Obviously, the second season needs to be greenlit first. It’s possible that the second season won’t premiere until 2024, and that’s after factoring in everything from pre-production to post-production to the busy schedules of the show’s main cast members.
Production on Season 1 began in Romania in September 2021 and ended in March 2022. It took Netflix eight months to release it.
As soon as the second season is confirmed and filming begins, we will have more information about the possible premiere date of the show on Wednesday. Don’t go anywhere!
Will Wednesday Season 2 Happen?
In spite of the fact that the show has only been given a single-season order, the fact that so many plot threads remain untied suggests that the creators have plans for Wednesday that go well beyond its initial run.
Co-creator Alfred Gough talked about making more installments in the franchise during an interview.
“Me and Miles (Millar, his co-creator) are discussing it. The Addams family home is just the beginning of what you can learn about their world.”
While Gough’s sentiment is broad and may prompt further investigation of the Addams family, it’s highly unlikely that they would leave Wednesday’s story unfinished.
The only possible roadblock is the audience’s reaction to the show. If you want to see more of Ortega as Wednesday, and the Netflix gods only respond to clicks, then you’ll just have to keep streaming.
Wednesday Season 2 Cast
Wednesday Addams herself, played by Jenna Ortega, will be back in black. And it’s safe to assume that the following Nevermore Academy students will be back for more mayhem, mystery, and murder in season two with her:
- Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
- Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valeria Kinbott
- Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin
- Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin
- Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe
- Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
- Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Ottinger
- Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
- Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus
- Naomi J. Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka
- Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
- Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams
- Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester
- Victor Dorobantu as Thing
- George Burcea as Lurch
- Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams
It’s also possible that Hunter Doohan and Christina Ricci’s characters, Tyler and Marilyn Thornhill, aka Laurel Gates, will return for season 2.
Since Marilyn/Laurel killed Gwendoline Christie’s Principal Weems in the series finale, it’s unlikely that Christie will reprise her role. However, given that reanimations have already taken place on the show, who knows?! However, Riki Lindhome in the role of Dr. Kinbott? Sure enough, she’s out of the picture now.
Whenever a new season debuts, it’s possible that some of the regular cast members will change to accommodate the influx of fresh faces. Who will take over as principal at Nevermore?
Is There A Trailer For Wednesday On Netflix?
As of Wednesday, full-length trailers for all of Netflix’s new releases will be available. In the pilot, which airs on Wednesday,
she is taunted as a freak by the water polo team at Nancy Reagan High School (complete with a statue of the late former First Lady) before unleashing a piranha attack in the pool. After she is expelled, Morticia and Gomez send her to Nevermore Academy.
According to Netflix’s official synopsis, the show is about… Wednesday is a supernaturally-infused mystery following 16-year-old Wednesday Addams through her time at Nevermore Academy, where she becomes a student detective.