‘Wednesday’ Fans, Jenna Ortega Just Gave an Exciting Update on a Season 2 Release Date

‘Wednesday’ Fans, Jenna Ortega Just Gave an Exciting Update on a Season 2 Release Date

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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:

When is Wednesday season 2 coming out?

No more waiting with bated breath: Netflix officially renewed Wednesday for season 2. Despite panic around MGM's merger with Amazon Prime Video, the streamer assured fans with an official video announcement on YouTube.

"Over the past few weeks, I've been hunted, haunted and mimicked millions of times across the internet," Wednesday says in the clip, referencing her dance that blew up on TikTok. "It's been pure torture. Thank you."

Not the only one to express gratitude, Wednesday's off-screen counterpart Jenna Ortega shared her appreciation toward Wednesday fans. "Thanks to everyone who made this upcoming season possible," she wrote in a quote tweet of Netflix's video. "This has all been pretty surreal."

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What's more, on November 28, co-creator Miles Millar told Variety that they "always lay out at least three or four seasons’ worth of potential storylines for the characters."

"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," he told the outlet. "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."

At this year's Golden Globe Awards, Variety asked Jenna whether she'd seen a script yet. The actress played coy and replied, "I have seen nothing, and I know nothing."

She added: "I think they're just starting to get a writer's room together, so maybe, soon."

Who will return for the Wednesday season 2 cast?

jenna ortega as wednesday addams in 'wednesday'

*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."

Jenna also told Variety that she could envision a certain pop superstar making a future cameo. For context, Jenna's Wednesday dance went viral on TikTok to the sound of Lady Gaga's "Bloody Mary," which the singer replicated in a video of her own. The interviewer floated the idea of including the House of Gucci actress in season 2.

“I’m sure Netflix would love that,” Jenna said to the publication. "If Lady Gaga were to be a part of it, they’d have to be two monsters who understand each other.”

What can we expect from Wednesday season 2?

catherine zeta jones as morticia addams and luis guzmán as gomez addams, plus isaac ordonez as pugsley addams

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."

jenna ortega as wednesday addams in 'wednesday'

As for what Wednesday will sleuth out next, the creators hinted to The Hollywood Reporter that it may be a new mystery entirely. "When you reach the end of a series, you [want to] feel satisfied that the story is told," Millar said. "It’s about tying up those loose ends, and then you want expectations and cliffhangers for questions for the next season but really wrapping this mystery up, so we can really begin with a whole new mystery next season."

How can I watch and stream Wednesday?

Wednesday seasons 1 is exclusively available to stream right now on Netflix. Fans will only be able to watch Wednesday season 2 on Netflix.

Get started with a subscription plan for $9.99 per month. Apart from keeping up with Wednesday, the stream offers a library full of other TV shows and movies that you can enjoy at anytime via the Netflix site or Netflix app. You can also watch along on your smart TV, game console, set-top box, Blu-ray player, smartphone, tablet, PC and laptop.

How can I watch and stream The Addams Family franchise while waiting for Wednesday season 2?

Ever the cult following, the macabre Addams family history has been retold over the decades through quite a few renditions. Here's how you can watch them all in order and on demand.

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