Cue the snaps. What we’ve learned about Wednesday could make even Wednesday Addams, herself, grin.
Kooky and spooky, indeed — the modern dark comedy reinvents the classic The Addams Family remake by focusing on the lore’s grimmest goth as she joins a school for supernatural students where strange happenings unravel. True to a Tim Burton creation, the Netflix series has both bewildered and enthralled viewers. Racking up 341.2 million (!) hours watched in its first week alone, it dethroned Stranger Things from its spot as the most-watched show.
Like Wednesday, we’re craning our necks to envision what’s next. The showrunners and cast alike have left a few breadcrumbs about the show’s future. So, here’s everything we know about Wednesday season 2, including what the creators have said about a release date, who could be joining the cast and more:
Will there be a Wednesday season 2?
We wait with bated breath for official word but considering its record-breaking run, it’d be positively morbid if Netflix doesn’t pick up Wednesday for another season. What’s more, co-creator Miles Millar told Variety on November 28 that they “always lay out at least three or four seasons’ worth of potential storylines for the characters.”
He added: “For us, it’s always looking at the future, and when we sit down to create a show, it’s looking at multiple seasons, ideally. That’s never expected, but that’s the anticipation that hopefully, the show is successful … We certainly have a pretty clear runway of what we want to do in future seasons.”
Who will return for the Wednesday season 2 cast?
*Season 1 spoilers ahead*
While we tally up the official Wednesday cast for next season, we expect more from the Addams family members. That includes
- 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
- George Burcea as Lurch
The Wednesday season 1 finale left its characters on quite the cliffhanger: Tyler (Hunter Doohan) lay restrained in the back of an armored vehicle as he morphed into the Hyde. Busted as the puppeteer of the mysterious crimes, Laurel (Christina Ricci) was attacked by bees but survived. Meanwhile, Enid (Emma Myers) finally tapped into her full werewolf abilities. In a sweet reconciliation, Xavier (Percy Hynes White) gifted Wednesday a cell phone, only for her to receive a strange message that suggests she has a stalker.
Though Principal Weems met her tragic ending at Nevermore, it may not be the final nail in her coffin. Actress Gwendoline Christie teased in a Digital Spy interview: “We haven’t seen her put in the ground, have we? I feel like Larissa Weems would not really be prepared to entertain or be dominated by anything as commonplace as death.”
What can we expect from Wednesday season 2?
In an interview with TVLine, showrunners Miles and Al Gough revealed that they would love to explore the Addams family more. “We just touched the surface with those characters, and the actors are so amazing in those roles,” Miles told the outlet. “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 so important.”
That doesn’t mean it’ll steer away from the series’ namesake, however. “The series is really about a girl who sees the world in black and white, and learning there are shades of gray,” Al revealed to TVLine.
He added: “I think like any relationship or any friendship, it can get complicated by other factors. It’s never going to be smooth sailing. And it’s really her learning to navigate the ups and downs of friendship.”
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