Wednesday Season 2: Everything We Know About the Expanded Cast, Plot, Release Date and More

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Wednesday’s titular sleuth will soon be back on the case — and with Season 2 on the horizon, we’re tracking all the new intel trickling in.

Centering on the morbid teen’s misadventures while enrolled at the peculiar Nevermore Academy, Season 1 followed her efforts 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 navigating her new and very tangled relationships of the strange and diverse student body,” according to the official synopsis.

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The supernatural drama hails from Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, who also executive-produce and serve as co-showrunners. Renowned director Tim Burton helmed the first four episodes of Season 1 and executive-produced alongside Kayla Alpert, Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi, Jonathan Glickman and Gail Berman.

The Season 1 ensemble included Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán as Wednesday’s parents Morticia and Gomez; Christina Ricci as dorm mom and botanical sciences teacher Marilyn Thornhill; Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley; Victor Dorobantu as Thing; George Burcea as Lurch; Gwendoline Christie as Principal Weems; and Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester.

Production commenced in May 2024. Keep scrolling for everything we know about Wednesday Season 2.

How did Wednesday Season 1 end?

How did Wednesday Season 1 end?
How did Wednesday Season 1 end?

After a string of gruesome murders, the finale revealed that Tyler (Hunter Doohan), a hyde, had been manipulated by Ms. Thornhill (Christina Ricci) into murdering those she felt were responsible for her family’s misfortunes as part of an elaborate revenge plot. Wednesday defeated both Ms. Thornhill and Crackstone — a Puritan who despised outcasts and had been brought back through magic — with help from her classmates, including Eugene (Moosa Mostafa) and Enid (Emma Myers), who finally shifted into her werewolf form. And in a stark change from her first day, Wednesday allowed her colorful roommate to hug her.

What is the plot of Wednesday Season 2?

What is the plot of Wednesday Season 2?
What is the plot of Wednesday Season 2?

Exact Season 2 plot details remain unknown, but co-showrunner Miles Millar teased plans to incorporate more of Wednesday’s family dynamic into the show.

“We felt like we just touched the surface with those characters and the actors are so amazing in those roles,” Millar previously told TVLine. “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.”

Millar also acknowledged that the series is called Wednesday, so they “really want to focus the show on Wednesday.” However, they “definitely want to feature the family as we did this season in a couple of episodes if we were to get a second season.”

Additionally, star and producer Jenna Ortega revealed during her conversation with Elle Fanning for Variety’s Actors on Actors series that the show is ditching the love triangle between Tyler Galpin (Hunter Doohan) and Xavier Thorpe (Percy Hynes White). Instead, they’ve decided to “lean into the horror aspect of the show a little bit more.”

It was revealed on May 7 that the Season 2 premiere is titled “Here We Woe Again.” The episode is written Millar and Alfred Gough, and directed by Burton.

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Who’s been cast in Wednesday Season 2?

Who’s been cast in Wednesday Season 2?
Who’s been cast in Wednesday Season 2?

Season 2 cast additions include Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire) as Barry Dort, Billy Piper (Doctor Who) as Capri and Thandiwe Newton (Westworld) as Dr. Fairburn, according to Deadline. Also cast are Evie Templeton (Return to Silent Hill), Owen Painter (The Handmaid’s Tale) and Noah Taylor (Law & Order: Organized Crime).

Season 2 guest stars include Joanna Lumley (Fool Me Once) as Grandmama, Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester and Addams Family film franchise vet Christopher Lloyd in an undisclosed role. They’ll be joined by Frances O’Connor (The Missing), Haley Joel Osment (The Kominsky Method), Heather Matarazzo (The Princess Diaries) and Joonas Suotamo (the Star Wars franchise).

Returning cast members include Jenna Ortega (Wednesday), Emma Myers (Enid), Joy Sunday (Bianca), Hunter Doohan (Tyler), Victor Dorobantu (Thing), Moosa Mostafa (Eugene) and Georgie Farmer (Ajax). Additionally, Catherine Zeta-Jones (Morticia), Luis Guzmán (Gomez), Isaac Ordonez (Pugsley) and Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo (Sherrif Deputy Ritchie Santiago), who all technically recurred in Season 1, have been upped to series-regular status.

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Where can I watch Wednesday?

Where can I watch Wednesday?
Where can I watch Wednesday?

All eight Season 1 episodes are currently streaming on Netflix.

What is the release date for Wednesday Season 2?

What is the release date for Wednesday Season 2?
What is the release date for Wednesday Season 2?

A release date for Wednesday Season 2 has not yet been set.

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