Wednesday Addams is unlike other young women. In Netflix‘s Addams Family spin-off series, she is portrayed by Jenna Ortega as a goth weirdo from a loving family of fellow oddballs who doesn’t care about fitting in (or even seem to notice when they don’t).
After months of anticipation, Wednesday is now available to stream. With only eight episodes in the first season, viewers are asking if there will be a second season to finish her narrative. She did type “The End?” at the end of the episode.
The following is what we know about a potential second season.
Has Wednesday’s second season been renewed?
Not formally. In an interview, co-creator Alfred Gough revealed that he and partner Miles Millar have been discussing it.
“Miles and I are discussing it amongst ourselves. “There is certainly more to discover in the Addams family universe,” he remarked.
That hints at the other direction the show could take; each family member could have their own series. In another interview with Vanity Fair, Millar and Gough stated that they did not want Wednesday to be perceived as a “reboot of The Addams Family.”
The show focuses on “what happened previously” with the family, and the production needed to be innovative while working with executive producer Tim Burton.
“That it didn’t feel like a remake or a reboot was extremely crucial to the program,” Millar added. It exists within the Venn diagram of what has occurred previously, but it is its entity. It is not attempting to be a film or 1960s television show. This was significant to both us and Tim.”
Instead of the second season of Wednesday, for instance, we may have the first season of Morticia. The show does provide a glimpse of Morticia and Gomez as teenagers, as well as the frightening murder mystery that played a role in their life.
What would season 2 of Wednesday be about?
The Addams Family as a concept has existed for a very long time. Therefore there is a great deal of material to mine. They originated in 1938 as cartoons produced by Charles Addams and published in The New Yorker. In the ’60s, the comics were adapted into a successful television series. In the ’90s, they were adapted into films, probably where most of us knew the characters, notably Wednesday, who was portrayed in the movie by Christina Ricci. As a callback to her original character, Ricci even makes a guest appearance on the show, this time as the antagonist.
The 2022 slice-of-life series follows Wednesday Addams as she enters Nevermore Academy, her new school. She has recently discovered telepathic and supernatural skills, and she must solve mysteries at her school and in her community, including monsters, mayhem, and murder. We would likely see a continuation of the Nevermore mystery and general adolescent shenanigans at a boarding school, given that Wednesday just began courses.
In the last seconds of the eighth episode, however, the show establishes Wednesday’s renewed rivalry with the school’s famous Siren, Wednesday receiving threatening anonymous texts from her “first stalker,” and Tyler transitioning into his Hyde character in a van. It would be intriguing to investigate the new antagonist and the continuation of another monster’s journey in a potential second season.
Who will be in the cast?
- Jenny Ortega as Wednesday Addams
- Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
- Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams
- Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams
- Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester
- Gwendoline Christie as Principal Larissa Weems
- Jamie McShane as Sheriff Galpin
- Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe
- Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin
- Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
- Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
It wouldn’t be Wednesday without Jenna Ortega playing the legendary role of goth teen Wednesday Addams, with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Isaac Ordonez, and Fred Armisen likely to reprise their roles as Morticia, Gomez, Pugsley, and Uncle Fester, respectively.
While it remains to be seen what will become of the characters introduced in the show – especially as a monstrous killing spree terrorizes the local town near Nevermore Academy in season 1 – hopefully, we’ll see the likes of Gwendoline Christie (Principal Larissa Weems), Jamie McShane (Sheriff Galpin), Percy Hynes White (Xavier Thorpe), Hunter Doohan (Tyler Galpin), Emma Myers (Enid Sinclair), Joy Sunday (Bianca Barclay) and the other starts of this remake in season 2.