Wednesday Addams is one of the most iconic characters in television history. Jenna Ortega breathed new life into the girl who is obsessed with death on Netflix’s new series Wednesdayturning her from a slightly disturbed child into a fascinating, fabulous teen.
Jenna Ortega’s brilliant performance drew in millions of viewers for the show’s first season, which premiered on Netflix in late 2022.
Wednesday set a new record for the most hours watched in a week, knocking Stranger Things off the top spot! Fans have been begging for a second season ever since, so when’s it coming to Netflix?
Will Wednesday Be Back?
Fans worldwide can rejoice, as Netflix has finally given word of Wednesday’s renewal for a second season – It’s officially confirmed. Netflix posted the news on their Tudum blog. A video message from Jenna revealed, ‘More torture is coming. Lucky you.’
Showrunners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough commented, “It’s been incredible to create a show that’s connected with people across the world,” adding “We’re thrilled to continue Wednesday’s torturous journey into Season 2.”
Wednesday Season 2 Release Date
No news was given on when we can expect to see season 2. However, if we use Stranger Things as a guide to Netflix’s renewal timeline, the second season could come as late as 2025 or as early as 2024.
In the meantime, fans of Wednesday can re-watch the first season and speculate about what’s to come in Season 2.
What Can We Expect From The Second Season?
We’ve only just begun to see the Nevermore Academy and all it has to offer, but if Wednesday is renewed for a second season, the show could explore more of the academy, even potentially introducing new characters and locations.
Wednesday could also dive into the Addams family’s distant past, revealing secrets that have stayed hidden for generations.
One thing that Al Gough, the showrunner, is looking to add more of in season two is more scenes with the immediate Family members.
Speaking to TV Line, Gough said: “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.”
Season 2 will likely see Wednesday’s journey of self-discovery continue as she learns to embrace her own strength and power. Who knows what new adventures await her?
What To Watch While You Wait For Season 2
Waiting for Season 2 to arrive will seem like an eternity. But in the meantime, you can get your Addams Family fix by exploring the iconic 1990s films with the beloved cast of Raul Julia (Gomez), Anjelica Huston (Morticia), Christina Ricci (Wednesday) and Christopher Lloyd (Fester).
Between 1991 and 1998, three motion pictures were released. Bringing a new generation of fans to the family.
Christina Ricci shined in the role of Wednesday, and you might have even noticed the actress more recently starring as Miss Marilyn Thornhill, a teacher at the Nevermore Academy, in the new Netflix show. She is the teacher in charge of Wednesday’s dorm, and they develop a special friendship.
Addams Family Cartoons and Comics
The Addams Family also released a CGI animated movie in 2019 starring Charlize Theron, Chloe Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll and more. The film follows Wednesday and Pugsley as they take on an evil reality TV host while their family faces a new crisis.
Finally, if you want to get a feel for Wednesday’s world before the show aired, you can check out the original comic strips created by Charles Addams. They ran in The New Yorker from 1938 to 1964 and remain some of the most popular comic strips ever published.
But don’t worry; we’ll keep you updated as soon as we find out anything new. In the meantime, why not rewatch Season 1 over and over again until Season 2 finally arrives?