Everything We Know About ‘Wednesday’ Season 2 On Netflix

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Netflix has found a new hit in the form of Tim Burton’s Wednesday, the Addams Family series focused on its dark daughter played by Jenna Ortega.

The show is currently planted at #1 on Netflix, and no, unlike many recent Netflix series, it is not meant to be a one-off limited series, and more seasons have been planned already. But “planned” does not equal “will get made” and Wednesday season 2 has not been renewed by Netflix as of yet.

However, it would seem Wednesday would have a better chance than most for a second season, given its relatively high critic and audience scores and its performance on Netflix’s viewing hours charts. It may not be the lowest budgeted series ever, but it’s not a sprawling sci-fi or fantasy epic either full of an overabundance of costly CGI. And finally, I think Netflix recognizes that they probably want to nurture relationships with old school talent (Tim Burton) and new school talent (Jenna Ortega).

So it has a pretty good shot, which may be why the showrunners are talking about future plans for the series already. Here’s what co-showrunner Miles Millar told TVLine about season 2:

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

He goes on to say that the plan is to feature the family at least in some episodes similar to the way they did with season 1, even though this may not be a full “Addams Family” series the way the original was. And the idea is to expand the family further than what we’ve seen in season 1 with the arrival of new members. Additionally, Gwendoline Christie has teased her return for a potential second season as well.

This one feels like a no-brainer, even as Netflix has cultivated a reputation for killing off shows that should otherwise be renewed. It’s too high profile, it’s performing too well and has infiltrated pop culture conversation in a way that Netflix no doubt loves to see. It’s (another) star-making turn for Jenna Ortega, an actress more or less birthed on Netflix with her breakout supporting role in season 2 of You, and I’m sure they’d love to keep her around as long as possible in a series like this. I’ll give Wednesday another week at #1 before declaring that yet, a season 2 is almost certainly a sure thing. Even for Netflix, that prediction seems like an exceedingly safe bet.

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