Like the first season of Wednesday continues to break Netflix viewership records, the streamer has finally announced the long-awaited second season renewal of the hugely popular supernatural coming-of-age comedy series. The Jenna Ortega-led hit is currently Netflix’s second most popular English-language series with 1.237 billion hours watched in its first 28 days.
“It’s been incredible to create a show that has connected with people all over the world,” showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar said in a statement. “Excited to continue Wednesday’s twisty journey into season two. We can’t wait to dive head first into another season and explore the crazy creepy world of Nevermore. Just gotta make sure Wednesday hasn’t drained the pool first.”
The announcement comes with a new video highlighting some of the best moments from Wednesday Season 1. It also features a new voiceover from Ortega, who thanks viewers for their support.
Wednesday is an eight-episode series described as a coming-of-age comedy that will be a see-through, supernatural-infused mystery. The live-action series will be led by Jenna Ortega (Yes day) in his first major television project as the title role alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, Victor Dorobantu as Thing, Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams and George Burcea as Lurch.
“The series will chart the titular heroine’s years as a student at the peculiar Nevermore Academy as she attempts to master her new psychic ability,” reads the synopsis, “While also thwarting a monstrous killing spree terrorizing the local town and solving the supernatural mystery, that entangled her parents 25 years ago—all while navigating her new and very tangled relationship with the strange and diverse student body.”
Wednesday is executive produced and directed by Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Mortuary) in what was his television directorial debut. The acclaimed filmmaker was previously attached to write and produce an animated Addams Family film for Illumination Entertainment. But three years after the project was announced, it was ultimately cancelled.