Jenna Ortega’s take on Wednesday Addams has taken the world by storm, breaking Netflix viewing records and sparking viral TikTok trends.


Titled Wednesday, the series dethroned Stranger Things to score the most viewing time in a single week for an English-language series on Netflix, amassing more than 400 million hours in one week.

Despite its huge success, Wednesday is yet to be renewed for a second season by the streaming giant, leading fans to speculate that it could be leaving the platform.

So, is Wednesday leaving Netflix and where could it end up? Read on for everything you need to know about the future of the series.

Is Wednesday leaving Netflix for season 2?

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in Wednesday. Netflix

Aside from the fact Netflix is is yet to renew the series, rumours that it could be set to lose the rights to the series have been fuelled by the fact that Wednesday is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) product.

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Amazon and MGM closed a £7.06b merger in March 2022, Deadline reported in 2022, meaning that the rights to Wednesday could be acquired by Amazon in the wake of the merger.

The publication also reported at the time that the deal does mean titles from the producer will automatically become exclusive to Amazon Prime Video.

This basically means that if Netflix fails to strike a deal with Amazon to keep the series on its service, a potential second season could land instead on Prime Video.

However, new reports have suggested Wednesday won't be leaving Netflix anytime soon.

Indiewire sought to debunk rumours that the series might be moving to another platform, with a source telling the publication that a deal between Netflix and MGM had already been locked in long before Amazon purchased MGM.

The publication also reported that although Netflix is yet to officially confirm another season, showrunners are already planning for the next batch of episodes and scouting locations.

Although we will have to wait to see whether we return to Nevermore, Netflix’s head of US and Canada scripted series Peter Friedlander previously told Variety that he was "optimistic" about the show's future.

He said: “You may know what I’m going to say – but I have nothing to confirm at this time. I am optimistic about Wednesday. We’ll leave it at that."

Similarly, creators Al Gough and Miles Millar have spoken about their plans for a second season, teasing the possibility of further exploring the theme of female friendships.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Gough said: "We wanna sort of explore and sort of complicate all of those relationships going forward. The school was closed when they left, which gave us the most possibilities for season 2, and I think that’s something that we’re excited to explore."

He added: "We’re excited to explore now that Wednesday’s dipped her toe into the friendship pool, what’s that gonna look like?" has contacted Netflix for comment.

Wednesday is streaming now on Netflix. Sign up for Netflix from £6.99 a month. Netflix is also available on Sky Glass and Virgin Media Stream.

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