Wednesday Season Two: Release Date, Cast, Plot, News

After becoming one of the most-watched series in the streamer’s history, Addams Family spinoff Wednesday is gearing up for a second season at Netflix—no surprise given the instant hit made a star of lead Jenna Ortega and was nominated for 12 Emmys, winning four.

In a fourth wall-breaking teaser dropped by Netflix, the titular Wednesday Addams (Ortega) narrates a voiceover cut with scenes from the first season, saying, “Over the past few weeks, I’ve been hunted, haunted and mimicked millions of times across the internet. It’s been pure torture. Thank you.”

Specifically, she’s referring to a dance scene that went viral on TikTok shortly after the show aired, with millions imitating Wednesday’s eccentric moves set to The Cramps’s “Goo Goo Muck,” including the queen of strange pop herself, Lady Gaga. The rest of the trailer features Gaga’s “Bloody Mary” as a nod:

Released just in time for holiday viewing on November 23, 2022, the Tim Burton-directed Wednesday became Netflix’s third most-popular series of all time, after Stranger Things and Squid Game. Though production was delayed during the Hollywood strikes, the show is now back on track. Here’s everything we know about season two so far:

What will be the plot of Wednesday season 2?

Set at Nevermore Academy, a boarding school for children with supernatural gifts, Wednesday expands on the original Addams Family lore, adding new fantasy elements to a beloved story. Season two saw Wednesday successful solve a series of murders and save the students at Nevermore from near destruction.

Last year, Ortega shared some details about the plot of season two: “We’ve decided we want to lean into the horror aspect of the show a little bit more. Because it is so lighthearted, and a show like this with vampires and werewolves and superpowers, you don’t want to take yourself too seriously.”

She added, “We’re ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday, which is really great.” It’s a notable admission, not only because stories about young women so often center around romance, but because Wednesday’s first season was specifically called out for placing its lead in a love triangle that didn’t add much to the character’s development. Ortega herself commented that the triangle between Wednesday, Tyler Galphin (Hunter Doohan) and Xavier Thorpe (Percy Hynes White) “made no sense.”

Ortega will also be a producer this go around, which she says was a “natural progression” from her role as the show’s star.

“I’m somebody who’s very hands on,” she said. “I want to know what’s going on. With a character like Wednesday, who is so beloved and such a legend, I just really didn’t want to get her wrong. I want to see the outfits, new characters that are coming in, scripts, and they were gracious enough to let me put the producer hat on.”

Which cast members will return?

This season, we’ll see the return of fan favorites like Catherine Zeta-Jones as mother dearest Morticia Addams, Joy Sunday as Wednesday’s rival, Bianca, and lovable werewolf roomie Enid (Emma Myers).

Which new cast members will join Wednesday?

So far it’s been announced that Steve Buscemi and Thandiwe Newton will be joining the cast of Wednesday, though their roles are so far undefined. (Newton’s most notable TV credit is perhaps Westworld, while Buscemi’s prolific career most recently included recurring TV roles on Miracle Workers and Boardwalk Empire).

At a Tudum event held by Netflix in June 2023, Ortega addressed various fan theories including that a new member of the Addams family would be introduced to the series. While the actors stated that they didn’t know who the character is exactly, they did have a wishlist. “I would love to see Cousin Itt,” Ortega said. Other possibilities are Grandmama Addams or Wednesday’s siblings, Pubert and Pugsley Addams.

Is there a release date yet for Wednesday season two?

As of yet, there’s no release date. But during the June Tudum event, Emma Myers confirmed that the series was currently being worked on and that “the storyline is so top secret even we don’t know what’s going to happen.” Stay tuned for details.

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