Will Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ Get a Season 2?

Some spoilers below.

Wednesday Addams is not like other girls. Portrayed by Jenna Ortega in Netflix’s Addams Family spin-off series, she’s a goth oddball from a loving family of other oddballs who don’t care to fit in (or even seem to notice when they do not do it).

After months of buzz and anticipation, Wednesday is streaming now, and with only eight episodes in the first season, viewers are wondering if there might be another one to complete her story. After all, does she write “The End?” at the last section.

Here’s what we know about a possible second season.

Have Wednesday been renewed for season 2?

Not officially. Co-creator Alfred Gough shared in a interview that he and collaborator Miles Millar have discussed it.

“Miles and I talk amongst ourselves about it. There’s definitely more to explore in the Addamses world,” he said.

It hints at the alternate direction the show could take; potentially there could be a series for each character in the family. In another interview with Vanity Fair, Millar and Gough explained that they would not Wednesday to be seen as a “reboot of the Addams Family.”

The show focuses on “what came before” with the family, and it was important to them while working with executive producer Tim Burton that the project be something new.

“That’s something that was very important to the show — that it didn’t feel like a remake or a reboot,” Millar said. “It’s something that lives within the Venn diagram of what came before, but it’s its own thing. It’s not trying to be the movies or the ’60s TV show. It was very important to us and very important to Tim.”

Instead of a season 2 of Wednesdaycould we get a first season of Morticia, e.g. The show gives us a glimpse of passionate lovers Morticia and Gomez as teenagers and the terrifying murder mystery that was part of their story.

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What would Wednesday season 2 about?

The Addams family as a concept has been around for a long time, so there is a lot of material to draw from. They began as cartoons created by Charles Addams in 1938 that were published in The New Yorker. From there, the comics became a popular TV show in the 60s and were eventually made into movies in the 90s, which is probably where most of us recognize the characters from – especially Wednesday, who was played in the movies by Christina Ricci. Ricci even makes a guest appearance on the show as a callback to her original role, except this time she’s the villain.

The 2022 slice of life series follows Wednesday Addams as she arrives at her new school, Nevermore Academy. She has newfound psychic abilities and supernatural powers, and there are some mysteries at her school and in her town that need to be solved, including monsters, mayhem, and murder. Nevermore and its fantastic set design has been pretty central to the show, and Wednesday just started classes, so we’d likely see a continuation of the Nevermore mysteries and general teenage antics at a boarding school.

But the threads the show sets up in the final moments of the eighth episode include a renewal of Wednesday’s rivalry with the school’s popular Siren, Wednesday receiving threatening anonymous texts from his “first stalker” and an image of Tyler transforming into his Hyde persona in the back of a black van. We have a new villain and a continuation of another monster’s story that could be interesting to explore in a potential second season.

Who should be in the cast?

If Season 2 is greenlit, Jenna Ortega will definitely have to return as Wednesday, as well as her parents Gomez and Morticia Addams, played by Luis Guzmán and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The Season 1 cast also included Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester, Isaac Ordonez and George Burcea, with Christina Ricci and Gwendoline Christie as new characters outside the family. Christie’s character as Nevermore’s principal meets an untimely end, so she likely won’t be coming back. On the other hand, this is a world full of ghosts. As for Ricci’s Ms. Thornhill, she’s apparently swarmed by bees later in the season, so that might be the last we see of her.

There are several iconic characters from the Addams world that have still not been cast, including Grandma and Cousin Itt. And the creators can always add new characters at their discretion, so there are bound to be some fun announcements and cameos ahead if Netflix gives us a Season 2.

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