In 2022 there was hardly a more successful series than the “Addams Family” spin-off “Wednesday”. The series was a complete success for the producing streaming service Netflix in particular and was even able to get off to the best start on the platform so far. And beyond the streaming cosmos, the production triggered real hype with its extravagant main character, played by Jenna Ortega. That there would be a 2nd season of “Wednesday” was clear almost immediately after the start. But what’s next for Wednesday, her friends and of course her family? TECHBOOK collects all information and rumors about the series.
The series “Wednesday” was a big hit for Netflix. Accordingly, it is no surprise that the “Addams Family” offshoot will be continued with at least a second season. TECHBOOK collects all information about the start, plot and cast of the series.
When is Wednesday season 2 coming?
First things first: There will definitely be a second season of “Wednesday”. Netflix officially announced this via video message with leading actress Jenna Ortega. In the short clip, Netflix also alludes to the tremendous success of season 1 – all slightly ironic and with a wink.
An exact start date for “Wednesday” season 2 has not yet been set. There is usually about a year between two seasons on Netflix. However, since the production is likely to be quite complex and the first season did not start until November 2022, most do not expect the sequel to begin until early 2024 at the earliest.
Is the new “Wednesday” season running on Amazon Prime Video?
There are persistent rumors that “Wednesday” season 2 will no longer run on Netflix but on Amazon Prime Video. The reason for this is the rights situation around the “Addams Family” cosmos. The first season of the series was produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer – MGM for short, just like the well-known films from the 90s. However, the company was taken over by Amazon in 2022 and with it the rights to well-known brands. In addition to the “Addams Family”, this also includes “James Bond”. Actually, Amazon now holds the rights to “Wednesday”. But what exactly does that mean for Season 2 and what’s up with the rumors that the series will be removed from Netflix?
The answer is simple: nothing at all. The contracts between Netflix and MGM are not affected by the acquisition. “Wednesday” season 2 should therefore run untouched on Netflix. However, it remains to be seen whether this will also apply to other future projects from the “Addams Family” universe. Since Amazon paid a whopping 8.5 billion US dollars for MGM, the company is certainly interested in placing such successful brands on its own streaming service Prime Video in the future.
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Here’s what to expect in “Wednesday” Season 2
Not much is known about the plot of the second season so far. We’ve pretty much wrapped up the major storylines of Wednesday Season 1, although of course we’re still dying to know who the stalker teased for the finale is. Showrunners Miles Millar and Al Gough have also opened up about their personal plans for the series. Depending on Netflix’s free hand, some elements of that could actually make it into the new season.
Among other things, the two want to give the Addams Family more space and, accordingly, focus more on Wednesday’s family. That should also please the fans who want more appearances from Morticia and Co. in the series. In addition, probably – spoiler alert – Monster Tyler should return for “Wednesday” Season 2. It also remains to be seen whether Lauren Gates (Christina Ricci) will return, and if so in what form. In addition, the second season should shed more light on the mysterious cult.
The cast of the “Wednesday” sequel
Since nothing is known about new casts or new characters, we assume that all actors will return to their roles.
- Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
- Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
- Catherine Zeta Jones as Morticia Addams
- Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams
- Luis Guzman as Gomez Addams
- Jamie McShane as Sherriff Donovan Galpin
- Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin
- Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe
- Moosa Mostefa as Eugene Otinger