Any film or, in this case, TV show directed by Tim Burton is unquestionably our favorite, and his most recent creation, “Wednesday,” is no exception. Fans are already asking when season two will be released. I mean, can you blame them?
The first season of the Netflix original series, “Wednesday,” which stars Jenna Ortega, was released on Nov. 23. The series centers on a mystery with supernatural undertones that follows Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. While negotiating her unexpected and extremely complicated connections at Nevermore, Wednesday tries to control her developing psychic gift, stop a horrific killing spree that has devastated the neighborhood, and uncover the otherworldly mystery that ensnared her parents 25 years ago.
It isn’t long after move-in day at Nevermore Academy that Wednesday notices that she has psychic abilities. She begins having visions that predict killings happening close by. As the series progresses, viewers realize that Wednesday is determined to solve the complex mystery of who (or what) the monster is and what it wants with her. Will she uncover the truth that she so desperately wants to find? Or will many mistakes or unusual mishaps happen along the way?
For those who don’t know, “Wednesday” is based on “The Addams Family,” a fictional, eerie family that the one and only Charles Addams produced in the summer of 1938. However, Netflix’s “Wednesday” focuses more on Charles Addams’ fictional character, Wednesday Addams, a grim-looking, emotionless teenage girl.
The ending, nonetheless, left fans feeling woe (as Tim Burton would simply put it), mostly because season one was officially over and a second season can’t come soon enough.
But the remaining question is: will “Wednesday” have a second season? According to Forbes, “it would seem Wednesday would have a better chance than most for a second season, given its relatively high critic and audience scores and its performance on Netflix’s viewing hours charts.”
What can you expect from “Wednesday” season two? Co-showrunner Miles Millar told TVLine, “We felt like we just touched the surface with those characters and the actors are so amazing in those roles.” Although this series may not be a complete “Addams Family” series like the predecessor was, he adds that if a second season were to be produced, he would most certainly “want to feature the family as we did this season in a couple of episodes.”
The intention, according to Millar, is to expand the family beyond what was depicted in the first season by bringing in other family members. According to Forbes, the show’s Principal Larissa Weems, played by Gwendoline Christie, has also hinted at a potential second season by announcing she’ll be returning.
“Wednesday” has drawn 341.23 million hours viewed in just the first week, setting a new record for Netflix, according to Deadline. What might surprise you, even more, is that the series surpassed the total amount of watching hours that “Stranger Things” season four had. A second season of the series would undoubtedly be a win for Netflix.
Who among the cast might we anticipate seeing in season two? We can only presume that most of the season one cast, including Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams and Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, will return for season two. However, there is a chance that Tyler Galpin, played by Hunter Doohan, and his father, Sheriff Galpin, played by Jamie McShane, will also return.
The release date for season two of “Wednesday” has yet to be announced since the first season was just released, but let’s cross our fingers for a second season soon! And if you haven’t yet, make sure to stream “Wednesday” on Netflix.