Wednesday season 2 potential release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything you need to know.
A spin-off of The Addams Family would always be welcome and it’s no surprise that the family member who got the special treatment was eldest child, Wednesday.
Christina Ricci’s chilling, charismatic turn in the Barry Sonnenfeld movies elevated the firstborn Addams to iconic status. And when the franchise went animated in 2019, Wednesday was once again the focus.
Wednesday delivers, as promised, an indulgent helping of weird and wonderful — along with some choice monochrome fashions and unforgettable dance moves — as it cracks open the mind of arguably the most mysterious Addams on her quest to find out who’s maiming and killing the residents of Jericho.
Naturally we, like Wednesday (Jenna Ortega), went mining for clues about the series’ future.
Wednesday season 2 dished up a couple of twists for its finale, leaving fans to guess who that mysterious text was from, but we’ll certainly need more than speculation to satisfy our curiosity. The most obvious solution is another season, but will there be one?
Here’s everything we know about Wednesday season two.
Wednesday season 2 release date: When’s it back?
On January 6, Netflix released a video in which Jenna Ortega as Wednesday season 2 says, over a montage of season-one clips and footage of fan events, “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.”
To the tune of Lady Gaga’s ‘Bloody Mary’ (the dub that TikTok’s Wednesday obsessives have preferred to use in their dance tributes, over the original ‘Goo Goo Muck’ by The Cramps), Netflix announced: “More misery is coming. The global phenomenon will return for season two.”
That’s it — no date, no details, just the commission. But it’s fine, we can work with that.
In an interview with Netflix’s TUDUM, Wednesday co-creator Miles Millar said: “It’s been incredible to create a show that has connected with people across the world. Thrilled to continue Wednesday’s tortuous journey into season two. We can’t wait to dive head first into another season and explore the kooky spooky world of Nevermore. Just need to make sure Wednesday hasn’t emptied the pool first.”
“It’s encouraging and exciting to see how much engagement there is,” Netflix’s Head of US & Canada scripted series Peter Friedlander told Variety in December.
“How much people want to not only come to Netflix, but to finish these shows and then talk about them. Engagement. That’s what we’re pouring all of our efforts into.”
He continued: “It’s not just the dance, it’s people dressing up and buying makeup and wanting to look like Wednesday Addams. The resurgence, for me, it’s something that’s been in the culture for a long time — but never this pronounced. It’s something that we want to study and understand why this is such a phenomenon.”
There was a great deal of speculation about where Wednesday season two might land. Industry rumor suggested that the second outing might not be on Netflix but rather on Prime Video following Amazon’s merger with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the production company that makes Wednesday for Netflix. But we now know that was nonsense, like we said at the time.
Wednesday season 2 cast: Who will be coming back?
It is unfathomable to not have Wednesday season 2 and her right-hand hand Thing return for a season two, so it’s no surprise that Ortega, as part of the announcement, is clearly reprising her role.
Wednesday season 2 almost-love-interest Xavier Thorpe, played by Percy Hynes White, is bound to join season two as well. Rebuffed but not forgotten, the poor dude may actually have a shot now that Tyler is out of the picture.
Or is he? When we last saw Wednesday season 2 sort-of-boyfriend-turned-villain, he was detained, but something tells us that the guttural growl he emitted at the end of season one could lead to a breakout. If that’s the case, then we fully expect to see Hunter Doohan jump back into his Hyde skin for season two.
We suspect the following will round out the Wednesday season 2 cast:
- Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
- Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
- George Farmer as Ajax Pertroplus
- Naomi J Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka
- Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin
- Luis Guzmán as Gomaz Addams
- Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
- Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams
- Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester
Christina Ricci’s oily Ms Thornhill could make a possible return, as she didn’t quite succeed in her ambitions during season one.
Gwendoline Christie’s Larissa Weems may have bitten the big one, but there was something a little ambiguous about her death. It’s possible she could return. After all, resurrections are a thing in this world, and her story arch did seem somewhat cut short.
That said, The Sandman (in which Christie also stars) has been renewed for a season two, so there could be possible schedule conflicts. Fingers crossed this isn’t the case, as Christie is addictively good as both Lucifer and Weems, and we must have both!
On the other hand, poor Doctor Kinbott’s fate was not so ambiguous. Slashed and gashed, Riki Lindhome’s character is unlikely to have survived the Hyde attack and thus will probably not be back for season two.
Wednesday season 2 plot: What will happen?
In a recent interview with Variety (published Jan 30), Emma Myers (who plays Wednesday’s werewolf roommate Enid Sinclair) revealed that “anything is possible in the show.”
“We haven’t really spoken about direction at all, so I don’t really know what the game plan is for anything,” Myers told the publication.
But responding to those shipping Enid and Wednesday, Myers shared that she had different hopes for season two.
“As far as love interests go for Wednesday, I feel like at least for a second season, she needs to take her season of singleness,” she said.
“She just had a whole fiasco with her men, she’s got to lay it off for a little bit. I would be deterred from dating anybody if I had gone through that.”
As for the rest of the plot direction? We mentioned loose strings, and, boy, were they left flapping in the breeze.
Wednesday season 2 discovery that her boyfriend was the monster terrorising Nevermore is the kind of heartbreak she didn’t seem to revel in, despite her penchant for pain. As a double dose of betrayal, he was being controlled by teacher favourite Ms Thornhill, who turned out to be a bitter normie who had an axe to grind with the outcasts.
We doubt that Tyler will continue to be Ms Thornhill’s controlled ‘pet’, but we’re almost certain he escaped — and even more sure that he’ll resurface in Wednesday’s life. As friend, lover, or foe, though, is yet to be determined.