There was a lot of excitement when A Wednesday burst onto screens in November 2023.
Starring Jenna Ortega, the series achieved great success.
It’s rare for a series to break through like this, but the series dominated social media conversations in the months after its premiere.
You probably have a lot of questions about Wednesday season 2, and TV Fanatic has compiled everything you need to know below.
Season 2 renewal status on Wednesday
Netflix officially began streaming the second season on Wednesday in January.
“It’s been incredible to create a series that people around the world have loved,” creators and showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar told Tudum.
“Excited to continue Wednesday’s twisty journey into season two.”
“We can’t wait to dive into the new season and explore the weird, creepy world of Nevermore.”
“Just need to make sure Wednesday doesn’t fill the pool.”
The renewal news came as no surprise considering how well the show did.
Wednesday Season 2: How many episodes have been ordered?
When Netflix launched the second season on Wednesday, details about episode order were not available.
Given the success of the series, there’s a good chance we’ll get more than eight episodes, but there’s also a chance we’ll get more of the same as the first season.
The first season had the perfect mix of mystery and comedy, so perhaps it would have been better to do eight more episodes.
Wednesday Season 2 Cast: Who’s There?
There’s no Wednesday without a leading lady, so Jenna Ortega will return as Wednesday Addams.
Also likely to return are Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valeria Kinbotte and Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Halpin.
Hunter Doohan, Emma Myers, Musa Mostafa, Joy Sunday, Georgie Farmer, Naomi J. Ogawa, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman and Fred Armisen are also slated to star in the show’s second year.
Victor Dorobantu, George Burcha and Isaac Ordonez are other names that should be in the cast.
The big question mark is Percy Hines White, who plays Xavier Thorpe.
In September 2023, the Daily Mail reported that the actor had been written out of the series after he was accused of assaulting a woman at a party in Toronto.
Netflix has not responded to the message and likely won’t until the season is filmed and the publicity train gets underway.
Over the summer, Netflix also confirmed that The Addams Family would be expanding into a second season on Wednesday.
It’s unclear how many members will be added, but it will be interesting to see who is added.
Did production on season two begin on Wednesday?
Despite being renewed eight months ago, production on the second season had yet to begin on Wednesday.
In March 2023, Ortega teased that the writer’s room had just been set up and stories and scripts were being prepared for the second season.
With the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes also ongoing, there is a good chance that production will not be able to resume for some time.
The series is filming in Romania, so getting the actors there at the same time must be a logistical nightmare because they are all in demand.
Let’s hope Netflix and AMPTP offer the writers and actors the compensation and benefits they deserve to get production off the ground. A preliminary deal has been reached between the WGA and AMPTP, but has not yet been formalized.
Wednesday, season 2: when will it premiere?
Due to the strikes and Netflix’s lack of transparency about what’s happening with the series, it’s unknown when new episodes will premiere.
Netflix will likely announce the premiere months before it happens, so there’s a good chance it’s still a long way off.
Filming will take several months, and post-production will also be lengthy since the series involves a lot of visual effects.
Given all of the above, we expect a premiere in late 2024 or early 2025.
The buzz around Wednesday is likely to grow the longer it’s off the air, and we’ll be interested to see how it’s received when it finally returns.
Is there a trailer for Wednesday Season 2?
Given the big question mark over the status of production and how the strike will affect the show, it’s not surprising that no promotional material was filmed for Wednesday’s second season.
We’ll be updating this post so you can be sure there will be a promo here when Netflix releases it.
Where can I watch Wednesday?
“A Wednesday” is a Netflix exclusive series as it is billed as one of the streamer’s original series.
For this reason, new episodes will be published exclusively on the streaming service.
Netflix may also release the series on Blu-Ray and DVD. However, very few originals from the service make it to home media.
MGM owns the rights to Wednesday, and many clickbait articles have suggested that the show could move to Prime Video, which owns MGM.
The only way that could happen is if Netflix cancels Wednesday and Prime Video swoops in to save the day.
Given the success of Wednesday’s first season, the likelihood of this happening for a long time is slim.
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