Fans of the Netflix show Wednesday are eagerly awaiting the return of Nevermore Academy and the Addams family. The series, executive produced by Tim Burton and inspired by the Addams Family, follows 15-year-old Wednesday Addams as she tries to solve a mystery at her school involving a serial-killing monster and longstanding tensions between outcasts and “normies.” The first season, comprising eight episodes, became Netflix’s third most-watched show, so it’s no surprise that the cast will be back for another season. The show’s creative team has already begun planning for season 2, including resolving several cliffhangers from the season 1 finale. Here’s what we know about the upcoming season of Wednesday.
Netflix has announced that season 2 of Wednesday will be coming soon, with co-showrunners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough stating, “It’s been incredible to create a show that has connected with people across the world.
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.” The show released a clip featuring Wednesday (played by Jenna Ortega) thanking viewers for the “pure torture” of being “mimicked millions of times across the internet.” As for when fans can expect season 2 to be released, it is likely to be sometime in 2024, as the first season was filmed between September 2021 and March 2022 and was released in November 2022.
Wednesday is known for its large and beloved cast, including Jenna Ortega as Wednesday, Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair, Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe, Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay, and Jamie McShane as Sheriff Galpin. It is likely that these characters will return for season 2, along with the rest of the Addams family, including Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams, and Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester.
As for the villains of the season, both Tyler (Hunter Doohan) and Marilyn Thornhill (Christina Ricci) have a chance of returning, with Tyler’s return being more likely due to his involvement in the main love triangle and his escape being teased in the season 1 finale. Co-showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar have confirmed that Tyler will definitely be back in season 2.
Fans are still in shock over the death of Gwendoline Christie’s character, Principal Weems, in the season 1 finale of Wednesday. However, it seems that Weems’ death is final, with co-showrunner Miles Millar stating that the death was an impactful way to end the first season. Despite this, there is a chance that the show could find a way to bring Weems back, especially given that the finale included a resurrection. Jenna Ortega, who plays Wednesday, also expressed her disbelief that Christie is gone forever, and Christie herself stated that she thinks Larissa Weems would never be defeated by something as commonplace as death.
The first season of Wednesday concluded with the resolution of the mystery, as Wednesday and the Nevermore students discover that Marilyn Thornhill and Tyler were behind the murders and a plot to resurrect Joseph Crackstone, the founder of Jericho who was anti-outcast. Both Thornhill and Tyler are defeated, but Principal Weems dies and Tyler escapes captivity.
The season ends with the implication that Tyler will escape and with Wednesday being stalked by an unknown person. The show’s co-showrunners, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, have plans for multiple seasons of Wednesday and have already developed storylines for three or four seasons worth of content.
In an interview with TV Line, Wednesday’s co-showrunners, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, hinted that season 2 may push Wednesday out of her comfort zone and explore the complexities of relationships and friendships.
They also mentioned the mystery of the stalker who has been following Wednesday throughout the season and revealed themselves in the season 1 finale, stating that they know who the stalker is but cannot reveal their identity. Millar also mentioned that they have big plans and more stories to tell in future seasons of Wednesday.
Alfred Gough and Miles Miller have expressed their interest in bringing back the rest of the Addams family and exploring Wednesday and Morticia’s relationship further in future seasons of Wednesday. Miller stated, “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 so important.” Jenna Ortega, who plays Wednesday, shared her own thoughts on the upcoming season, including her theory that the stalker could be a random background character, such as the janitor seen raking leaves at the exterior of Nevermore.
Jenna Ortega, who plays Wednesday, told Entertainment Tonight that she hopes the show takes Wednesday to darker places and delves into the “nitty-gritty” of things, rather than portraying her as a typical hero. Joy Sunday, who plays Bianca, shared her thoughts on her character’s cliffhanger involving her mother, the spiritual leader of the sirens, who wants to take her out of Nevermore.
Sunday expressed confidence that Bianca will have a strong presence on the show and stated that even if Bianca is forced to leave Nevermore, she doesn’t think she would actually leave due to her strength and fortitude.