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Netflix's Wednesday series is coming back for another season!
On Jan. 6, 2023, creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar confirmed the show has been renewed for season 2 in an interview with Tudum.
"It's been incredible to create a show that has connected with people across the world," they said in a statement. "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."
With Tim Burton attached as executive producer and a number of A-list stars including Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán and former Wednesday Addams, Christina Ricci, the show has been highly anticipated since it was first announced in 2021.
Following the highly successful season 1 premiere, the showrunners and cast have already teased a handful of details about their plans for the new season.
From the returning cast to the new characters who could join, here's everything to know about the second season of Wednesday.
Warning: spoilers for Wednesday season 1 ahead!
Which cast members would return for Wednesday season 2?
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Ortega will likely reprise her role as Wednesday alongside the rest of the Addams family, including Zeta-Jones and Guzmán as Morticia Addams and Gomez Addams, respectively.
Despite her character meeting a tragic end in season 1, Gwendoline Christie teased that she could also return as Principal Weems. "We haven't seen her put in the ground, have we?" Christie told Digital Spy. "I feel like Larissa Weems would not really be prepared to entertain or be dominated by anything as commonplace as death."
Additionally, showrunners Gough and Millar told Variety that the door is open for Tyler Galpin (played by Hunter Doohan) to return after he was last seen "Hydeing out" in the final moments of season 1. "Yeah. Absolutely. He's out there. That's what we wanted to convey," Gough teased.
In the season 2 announcement, Netflix also teased that more casting info is still to come.
Which characters would join the show for Wednesday season 2?
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In an interview with TVLine, Gough and Millar revealed that they would love to include even more Addams family characters in season 2. "We felt like we just touched the surface with those characters and the actors are so amazing in those roles," co-showrunner Millar said.
While the show's primary focus will still be on Wednesday in a second season, they added that they "definitely want to feature the family as we did this season in a couple of episodes."
What would Wednesday season 2 be about?
While an official synopsis for the new season hasn't been revealed yet, the showrunners previously revealed that they plan to delve even more into Wednesday's growth as a character.
"The series is really about a girl who sees the world in black and white, and learning there are shades of gray," Gough told TVLine. "I think like any relationship or any friendship, it can get complicated by other factors. It's never going to be smooth sailing. And it's really her learning to navigate the ups and downs of friendship."
Will there be a Wednesday season 3?
Speaking with Variety, Millar revealed that they have a few seasons already mapped out for the show. "For us, it's always looking at the future, and when we sit down to create a show, it's looking at multiple seasons, ideally," he explained.
"That's never expected, but that's the anticipation that hopefully the show is successful. So you always lay out at least three or four seasons' worth of potential storylines for the characters. It can evolve and change," he said, adding, "We certainly have a pretty clear runway of what we want to do in future seasons."