Star Jenna Ortega Reacts to Wednesday Renewal

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Jenna Ortega's Wednesday Addams is mesmerizing. The new Netflix show, Wednesday, imagines the iconic Wednesday Addams character attending supernatural boarding school Nevermore Academy. There, Wednesday investigates the mysterious murders in the woods by a monster.

After eight thrilling episodes, the monster was revealed—but there are other plots remain unresolved, to be explored in further seasons.

Now, Netflix has officially renewed the show for a second season. "It’s been incredible to create a show that has connected with people across the world," showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar said in a statement. "Thrilled to continue Wednesday’s tortuous journey into season two. We can’t wait to dive head first into another season and explore the kooky spooky world of Nevermore. Just need to make sure Wednesday hasn’t emptied the pool first."

"Thanks to everyone who made this upcoming season possible," star Ortega tweeted in response to the news. "This has all been pretty surreal." Here's everything we know so far about Wednesday season two:

What do we know so far about the plot of season two?

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The showrunners have always had a multi-season plan in mind for Wednesday. "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," Millar told Variety. "That’s never expected, but that’s the anticipation that hopefully the show is successful. So you always lay out at least three or four seasons’ worth of potential storylines for the characters. It can evolve and change. Often, you want to see which characters or cast pop and who you like to write for. So you want to keep it open and organic enough to change it and evolve, but we certainly have a pretty clear runway of what we want to do in future seasons."

In another interview, Millar shared, "We felt like we just touched the surface with those characters and the actors are so amazing in those roles. 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." Co-creator Alfred Gough agrees, saying, "There's definitely more that you can explore in the world of the Addamses."

Any future seasons would remain focus on Wednesday, as she is the titular character, but, Millar shares, "definitely want to feature the family as we did this season in a couple of episodes if we were to get a second season."

Who is returning for season two?

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In season two, we can expect Jenna Ortega to reprise her role as Wednesday Addams, along with the other actors who portray the Addams family: Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, Luis Guzmán as Gomez, and Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley. In addition, Wednesday's peers at Nevermore, Enid Sinclair (Emma Myers), Bianca Barclay (Joy Sunday), and Xavier Thorpe (Percy Hynes White) would likely return.

And though Gwendoline Christie's Larissa Weems dies in the final episodes, Christie told TV Guide, "I feel like Larissa Weems would never be dominated by something as commonplace as death." Millar, too, adds, "It's a supernatural show, there are always ways people can return. Never say never, but at this point, she's definitely dead."

Could a second season of the show be on the new MGM+ platform or Prime Video?

Wednesday is an MGM Television production—a company now owned by Amazon Prime. But no, it will likely remain on Netflix. an industry insider told Vulture, who reports "the deal between Netflix and MGM over Wednesday was finalized long before Amazon bought the studio." In addition, Deadline reported, "Even though MGM has been restructured into Amazon one expects that to derail future seasons" of Wednesday.

When does Wednesday season two premiere?

No date has been set yet.

We'll update this as soon as we learn more about Wednesday season two.

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