Wednesday season 2: Release date, cast, plot, spoilers and trailers
7 June 2023, 17:15 | Updated: 7 June 2023, 19:30
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Will there be a Wednesday season 2? From the potential release date to the returning cast and what might happen in season 2, here's what we know so far.
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Starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Thee Addams herself, the Tim Burton-directed series (co-created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar) follows the teenager as she unravels a deadly mystery involving her new school, her own parents and some of her new friends.
Wednesday season 1 ties up some of the big questions uncovered by Wednesday throughout the eight episodes, but it also leaves several threads and character fates up in the air. There's also plenty of new mysteries to unravel should the show return for a second season.
That said, here's everything we know about Wednesday season 2 far, including the potential release date, what might happen next and everything else in between – including Jenna Ortega's latest bombshell that all romantic interests for Wedneday will be ditched in the upcoming season.
When does Wednesday season 2 come out on Netflix?
Will there be a Wednesday season 2?
Yes! In fact, Wednesday was so popular that it got a pretty quick season 2 renewal. The series was renewed for a second season in January 2023, less than two months after it was released on the platform.
Co-creator Alfred Gough also told ScreenRant that there's also a possibility of expanding the show: "Miles [Millar, co-creator] and I are talking amongst ourselves about it. There's definitely more that you can explore in the world of the Addamses."
When will Wednesday season 2 be released?
While it's been renewed, it might be a while until we see Wednesday Addams back on our screens.
The latest reports suggest Wednesday will begin filming towards the end of 2023. Catherine Zeta-Jones recently confirmed that news while speaking with F1 commentator Martin Brundle in June 2023, saying she'll begin filming "at the end of the year".
There's also the ongoing writers strike to take into consideration. As of June 2023, the WGA is still striking in order to secure fairer pay for its members. There's currently no end date for the strike, and it could last for months to come.
Based on all of that information, Wednesday season 2 likely won't drop until the second half of 2024. (For reference, filming for season 1 started in Romania way back in September 2021, and wrapped in March 2022. It was released on Netflix eight months after it wrapped.)
We'll know more about Wednesday season 2's potential release date as soon as it's confirmed, and as soon the cameras start rolling. Stay tuned!
WARNING: Spoilers ahead for Wednesday's finale episode.
Wednesday season 2 cast: What characters will return in Wednesday season 2?
Obviously, Jenna Ortega will be back in black as Wednesday Addams, our titular character. And the Nevermore Academy students likely returning for more mayhem, mystery and murder in season 2 alongside her will probably be:
- Emma Myers (Enid)
- Percy Hynes White (Xavier)
- Joy Sunday (Bianca)
- Moosa Mostafa (Eugene)
- Georgie Farmer (Ajax)
- Naomi J. Ogawa (Yoko)
- Plus the rest of the Nevermore students.
Elsewhere, the likes of Catherine Zeta-Jones (Morticia), Luis Guzmán (Gomez), Isaac Ordonez (Pugsley), Fred Armisen (Uncle Fester), and Thing (Victor Dorobantu) will no doubt return too. Jamie McShane will also likely return as Sheriff Galpin.
We also haven't seen the last of Tyler and Marilyn Thornhill a.k.a. Laurel Gates, which means Hunter Doohan and Christina Ricci will make an appearance in season 2, as well.
Sadly, Gwendoline Christie will probably not return as Principal Weems because she was killed by Marilyn/Laurel in the final episode. Then again, resurrections have happened in this show already... who knows?! Jenna has already stated that she's desperate to find a way to get Gwendoline's Weems back on the show and back from the dead.
Riki Lindhome as Dr. Kinbott, however? Yeah, she's definitely dead.
As always with a new season, brand new characters could be introduced, which means there'll be new faces in the cast too. Who will be hired as Nevermore's new principal?
Wednesday season 2 plot: What will happen next?
Well, we'll have to wait and see what season 2 of Wednesday brings us but we do know four things that will almost definitely be happening if a second season gets the go-ahead at Netflix.
1) The identity of Wednesday's new stalker. Who is watching her? Who is sending her those creepy photos? How did they even get her number?
2) The whereabouts of Marilyn Thornhill a.k.a. Laurel Gates. We know she's still alive, and we didn't see her get apprehended by the police. Was she arrested or did she escape? Either way, she'll no doubt pop up to exact revenge on Wednesday for what happened at the end of season 1.
3) Tyler morphed back into the Hyde while in the van, but did he manage to escape? Yep, season 2 will probably see another focus on the whereabouts of Tyler/the Hyde monster. Is he on the run? Can he be cured? Can his Hyde abilities be locked away again?
And finally, 4) Wednesday and Xavier's blossoming... romance? After giving her that phone, with his own number programmed into it so she could text him, there's no way Xavier is going to give up on Wednesday's affections just yet.
Will Wednesday and Xavier get together in Wednesday season 2?
As much as shippers of Wednesday and Xavier are rooting for them to start a romance in season 2, it doesn't look like they will. Speaking on Variety's Actors on Actors in June 2023, Jenna confirmed that they're "kind of ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday, which is really great."
Jenna previously said to MTV News that she's rooting for a platonic friendship between the two: "I feel like her and Xavier are just getting to a safe place. I think there's an opportunity there for a really sweet platonic relationship. Because I don't think it's shown often enough, men and women having safe platonic relationships that don't become romantic and are just genuine, almost sibling like relationships. I think that'd be wonderful to see."
Millar also told TV Guide: "She's not boy crazy, girl crazy. She's sort of amused like a scientist is amused, or fascinated by people's attraction. She doesn't quite understand it — 'why are people interested in me in this way?' I think it's something that can evolve over seasons. But at this point, it's kind of an annoyance to what she really wants to be doing which is investigate or write or just get on with her life."
Jenna Ortega teases #Wednesday Season 2: "I think we want to lean into the horror aspect of the show a little bit more...I think that we're kind of ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday, which is really great." https://t.co/MqDrkNvX1E pic.twitter.com/Mv7SinRUdJ— Variety (@Variety) June 7, 2023
Who is the stalker in Wednesday season 2?
Obbbviously, we won't find that out until season 2. But co-creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar have teased what we can expect from the new mystery that will surround Wednesday in the next season.
Speaking to TV Guide, Millar revealed that they already know who the stalker is should a second season get renewed. Whether or not the stalker is working in conjunction with Laurel and Tyler or operating by themselves is the main question the audience will have to think about.
"The audience can think what they want," Millar said. "I think both those things are good in terms of, both of those are possibilities. The goal is to intrigue and to have an audience ask exactly those kinds of questions. The story could lead them in numerous directions, and it's up to a Season 2 to decide which one."
Read more Wednesday news here:
- Jenna Ortega says it was important to portray Wednesday Addams as a Latina character
- Is Wednesday Addams a witch? Her powers and Goody Addams explained
- Is Thing a real hand or CGI in Wednesday? Here's how they filmed Thing's scenes
- Wednesday ending explained: Who is the Hyde and who is Laurel Gates?
- Wednesday cast: Who plays who in the Netflix series?
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