Will Netflix’s Wednesday Get a Season 2?

Some spoilers beneath.

Wednesday Addams will not be like different ladies. Portrayed by Jenna Ortega in Netflix’s Addams Household spin-off collection, she’s a goth oddball from a loving household of fellow oddballs, and so they do not care about becoming in (and even appear to note after they do not).

After months of buzz and anticipation, Wednesday is now streaming, and with solely eight episodes within the first season, viewers are questioning if there is perhaps one other one coming as much as full her story. In spite of everything, she does sort, “The Finish?” on the final episode.

Here is what we learn about a attainable second season.

Has Wednesday been renewed for season 2?

Not formally. Co-creator Alfred Gough shared in an interview that he and collaborator Miles Millar have been discussing it.

“Miles and I are speaking amongst ourselves about it. There’s undoubtedly extra that you would be able to discover on the earth of the Addamses,” he mentioned.

That hints on the different route the present might take; doubtlessly, there might be a collection for each character within the household. In one other interview with Vanity Fair, Millar and Gough defined they did not need Wednesday to be seen as a “reboot of the Addams Household.”

The present focuses on “what occurred earlier than” with the household and it was necessary to them whereas working with government producer Tim Burton that the challenge be one thing new.

“That is one thing that was crucial to the present—that it did not really feel like a remake or a reboot,” Millar mentioned. “It is one thing that lives inside the Venn diagram of what occurred earlier than, nevertheless it’s its personal factor. It isn’t making an attempt to be the films or the ’60s TV present. That was crucial to us and crucial to Tim.”

As an alternative of a season 2 of Wednesday, we might get a primary season of Morticia, for instance. The present does give us a glimpse of passionate lovers Morticia and Gomez as teenagers and the terrifying homicide thriller that was part of their story.

What would Wednesday season 2 be about?

The Addams Household as an idea has been round for a very long time, so there’s quite a lot of materials to mine from. They started as cartoons created by Charles Addams in 1938 that had been printed within the New Yorker. From there, the comics turned a preferred TV present within the ’60s, and ultimately had been made into motion pictures within the ’90s, which might be the place most of us acknowledge the characters from—particularly Wednesday, who was performed within the movies by Christina Ricci. Ricci even makes a visitor look on the present as a name again to her authentic position, besides this time she’s the villain.

The 2022 slice of life collection follows Wednesday Addams as she arrives at her new college, Nevermore Academy. She has newfound psychic talents and supernatural powers, and there are some mysteries at her college and in her city to unravel, together with monsters, mayhem, and homicide. Nevermore and its superb set design have been fairly central to the present and Wednesday did simply begin lessons, so we might in all probability see a continuation of the Nevermore mysteries and common teen antics of a boarding college.

However the threads the present units up in the previous couple of moments of the eighth episode embody a renewal of Wednesday’s rivalry with the varsity’s standard Siren, Wednesday receiving threatening nameless texts from her “first stalker,” and a shot of Tyler reworking into his Hyde persona at the back of a black van. We’ve a brand new villain and a continuation of one other monster’s story, which might be attention-grabbing to discover in a possible second season.

Who shall be within the forged?

If season 2 is greenlit, Jenna Ortega will certainly want to come back again as Wednesday, in addition to her mother and father Gomez and Morticia Addams, performed by Luis Guzmán and Catherine Zeta-Jones. The season 1 the forged additionally included Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester, Isaac Ordonez and George Burcea, with Christina Ricci and Gwendoline Christie as new characters from outdoors the household. Christie’s character as Nevermore’s principal meets an premature finish, so she in all probability will not be again. However, it is a world filled with ghosts. As for Ricci’s Ms. Thornhill, she is seemingly swarmed by bees later within the season, in order that might be the final we see of her.

There are a number of iconic characters from the Addams world who nonetheless haven’t been forged, together with Grandmama, and Cousin Itt. And the creators can all the time add new characters at their discretion, so there are in all probability some enjoyable bulletins and cameos forward if Netflix provides us a season 2.

Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and extra. Her first ebook, The Lonely Hunter, shall be launched by Dial Press in February 2022.


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