The official premiere date for season two of Wednesday has not been announced yet, but the show will probably be released on Netflix late in 2024.
The first season of Wednesday turned was a roaring success and the show was quickly renewed for a second season.
However, the filming of this season has not yet officially started and it seems likely that season two of Wednesday may only be premiering on Netflix later next year.
The success of Wednesday season 1
Netflix’s The Addams Family spin-off, Wednesday, not only became one of the streaming service’s most successful premieres in 2022 (overtaking the other hit show, Stranger Things, for the title of the most-viewed English language television series premiere), but it also became one of the most-viewed and talked-about series of the entire year.
There are many reasons why Wednesday became such an instant, overnight hit, but the show’s signature Tim Burton-esque dark aesthetic and dry humor, as well as the social media buzz surrounding it, definitely cemented the series as a must-watch very early on.
When is season 2 of Wednesday coming out on Netflix?
The first season of the now infamous Wednesday followed the child of woe as she adjusted to her new life at her parents’ alma mater, Nevermore Academy.
Unfortunately, Wednesday (portrayed by Jenna Ortega) had much more than the regular teenage angst and relationships to worry about, as she accidentally stumbled upon an unsolved mystery which was plaguing the town of Jericho.
This first season proved to be so entertaining that it racked up about 411.29 million hours viewed just in its first two weeks and it was quickly renewed for a second season in January 2023.
Although the announcement that Wednesday has been officially renewed and that “more misery is coming” came as welcome news to many fans, Netflix has been fairly secretive about the details of this new season.
As of June, 2023, this second season has yet to begin filming and if we assume that it will follow the same 12 to 14-month schedule that the first season followed, it will likely be some time before Wednesday season 2 makes its appearance on Netflix.
At this point, the second season of Wednesday may only premiere as late as November 2024. The official cast and plot of this season have also not yet been announced.
As frustrating as it may be to have to wait another year for some of the burning questions from the first season to finally be answered, there is no doubt that this second season will contain even more drama, intrigue and perhaps have an even larger budget. than the first. Thus, it should turn out to be well worth the wait.
Which cast members will likely return for season 2?
The first season of Wednesday had so many twists and turns that it can be difficult to keep track of which characters are even still alive in the Wednesday-universe and will be able to make their return in the show’s second season.
However, we presume that Wednesday Addams (played by Jenna Ortega), along with her parents Morticia and Gomez Addams (played by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán) will certainly reprise their roles.
Hopefully, other supporting characters of the Nevermore-variety, including Enid (portrayed by Emma Myers), Bianca (portrayed by Joy Sunday) and even Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin, will also make an appearance.
Predictions for the Wednesday season 2’s plot
The first season of Wednesday definitely went out with a bang. And, although none of this has been confirmed, it is a pretty sure bet that the second season will tie up some of these loose ends.
This includes delving further into the mysteries hiding at Nevermore Academy, introducing a new principal and exploring whether Tyler really managed to escape his restraints in those few moments before the end credits rolled.
Jenna Ortega has confirmed that big changes are coming for season 2
In an exciting twist of events behind the scenes, Ortega will be back in the second season, not only as the show’s lead character, but also as one of its producers.
Ortega was nominated for both a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe Award (among others) for the role of Wednesday.
It should be interesting to see how the character and show evolves now that Ortega will have more creative freedom.
Ortega did, however, confirm that this change would not affect her character’s motivations and that she is adamant about keeping Wednesday the “antihero” in the second season of the show.
She also explained that she is interested in giving the second season a darker tone and “ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday” moving forward.