Netflix’s highly successful series ‘Wednesday’ has officially been renewed for a second season, the streamer has announced.
The Addams Family spin-off is based on Wednesday Addams, who is forced to attend Nevermore Academy after getting into trouble at her old school.
The official synopsis reads: “The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.”
Wednesday Season 1 co-showrunners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough said about the renewal:
“We can’t wait to dive headfirst into another season and explore the kooky, spooky world of Nevermore. We just need to make sure Wednesday hasn’t emptied the pool first.”
Ortega, who plays the protagonist Wednesday Addams in the series, stated: “[Wednesday] sticks to her guns, and she’s not out to please anybody. Which, as someone who used to be an immense people pleaser, I really respect.”
Apart from Ortega, season 1 featured 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), Naomi J Ogawa (Yoko Tanaka), Moosa Mostafa (Eugene Ottinger), Georgie Farmer (Ajax Petropolus), Riki Lindhome (Dr. Valerie Kinbott), with Christina Ricci (Marilyn Thornhill).
The additional cast included Catherine Zeta-Jones (Morticia Addams), Luis Guzmán (Gomez Addams) and Isaac Ordonez (Pugsley Addams).
‘Wednesday’ holds the record for the most watch hours in a single week (341.23 million), and reached the second spot for the all-time list of most watch hours in the first 28 days of release for an English series (1.237 billion), only behind the fourth season of ‘Stranger Things’. It also completed its sixth week at the summit of Netflix’s weekly top 10 list.
Reports recently surfaced that the title could move to Prime Video due to Amazon’s acquisition of MGM. However, this announcement has put any rumors to bed.