Warning: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t finished S1
Update: On Friday, Jan.6 Netflix confirmed that Wednesday will be back for season two on the streaming service.
“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,” Creators/Showrunners/Executive Producers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar told Tudum.com
We’re at the start of a new year and Wednesday is still making headlines, proving the magic of the Netflix series has not waned. This time, stories are centered on when a second season is coming. Let’s backtrack a bit. We last reported how the show broke viewership records in its first week of streaming, and according to What’s On Netflix, it’s now hit over 1.4 billion hours viewed. Not to mention, Wednesday’s dance sequence in episode four has gone viral and inspired fans to recreate it across social media.
There’s no question the series has garnered a huge audience and people want to see more. While no official announcements have been made, Netflix’s head of U.S. scripted series Peter Friedlander said he was “optimistic about Wednesday” when asked about season two. However, it’s recently been rumored the show may leave Netflix for Amazon Prime. Although Netflix distributes the series, it’s produced by MGM, which was acquired by Amazon in 2022.
While it may be tempting to jump to conclusions, the move is unlikely, and here’s why. Netflix and MGM finalized an agreement regarding the Wednesday series prior to Amazon purchasing the production company. Plus, Amazon has said it doesn’t plan to make all MGM content exclusive to Prime Video. Multiple sources also seem to agree when the second season is announced, its final resting place will be on Netflix.
It still leaves us wondering why it’s taking so long to hear confirmation of a season 2. According to Vulture, Netflix has a tendency to take its time when confirming new seasons for its shows, and the streaming company could be reworking their deal with MGM and the producers. We think Wednesday Addams would be rolling her eyes in utter annoyance at all the fuss being made.
While there’s much we don’t know, no one appears to be questioning there will be a new season. It’s reported plans are already underway for season 2 and that producers are looking for filming locations. So, what can we expect to unfold in the next chapter?
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Jenna Ortega expressed she would want season 2 to be darker and added, “I think I want it to continue down an antihero stream rather than a typical hero.” And that’s not all. Creators Al Gough and Miles Millar told The Hollywood Reporter if they get renewed for a second season, they would like to explore the female friendship between Wednesday and Enid, as well as Wednesday’s complicated relationship with her mother, Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones). Plus, let’s not forget that the first season left us on a cliffhanger with Wednesday receiving a threatening text message from an unknown source and Tyler transforming into his Hyde form while being transported to a psychiatric ward.
We feel pretty certain the odds are in Wednesday’s favor for a second season and that the series will be even more spooky and kooky.