It's good news for fans of the Addams family's eldest daughter, as Wednesday season 2 is nearing!


After months of delays, Jenna Ortega, who plays the gothic character in Netflix's record-breaking series, revealed that she's received some season 2 scripts – and we should prepare for more horror.

Speaking at the Emmys, she said: "We’re definitely leaning into a little bit more horror but it’s really, really exciting because all throughout the show, while Wednesday does need a little bit of an arc, she never really changes and that’s the wonderful thing about her."

She added to E!: "There’s really, really good one-liners, and I think everything’s bigger, it’s a lot more action-packed. Each episode will probably feel a little bit more like a movie, which is nice."

Ortega will, of course, be back to lead the Wednesday cast, with the likes of Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzman expected to join her.

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While we'll still have a while to wait until season 2 drops on Netflix, it seems there's lots to look forward to! Here's everything we know so far about Wednesday season 2, including when it could be released.

Wednesday season 2 release date speculation

We're not expecting Wednesday season 2 to be released any earlier than late 2024. However, we don't have a confirmed release date just yet.

We know that Netflix is prioritising the series but, as with many shows, production was pushed back by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes last year.

In January 2023, it was confirmed that Wednesday had been renewed for season 2.

Speaking to Variety, showrunner Miles Millar revealed that he and co-creator Alfred Gough hoped for the show to continue beyond just season 2.

He explained: "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. 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.

"Often, you want to see which characters or cast pop and who you like to write for, so you want to keep it open and organic enough to change it and evolve. But we certainly have a pretty clear runway of what we want to do in future seasons."

Who could star in a potential Wednesday season 2?

Gwendoline Christie plays Larissa Weem in Wednesday, smiling and covered in blood
Gwendoline Christie plays Larissa Weems in Wednesday. Netflix

The following Wednesday cast members could possibly return for the second season.

  • Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
  • Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams
  • Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams
  • Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester
  • Gwendoline Christie as Principal Larissa Weems
  • Jamie McShane as Sheriff Galpin
  • Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe
  • Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin
  • Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
  • Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay

Of course, it wouldn't be Wednesday without Jenna Ortega reprising the iconic role of goth teenager Wednesday Addams, while it's likely that Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Isaac Ordonez and Fred Armisen would be returning as Morticia, Gomez, Pugsley and Uncle Fester.

While we're yet to find out what will happen to the characters introduced in the show – particularly as season 1 sees a monstrous killing spree terrorise the local town near Nevermore Academy – hopefully we'll see the likes of Gwendoline Christie (Principal Larissa Weems), Jamie McShane (Sheriff Galpin), Percy Hynes White (Xavier Thorpe), Hunter Doohan (Tyler Galpin), Emma Myers (Enid Sinclair), Joy Sunday (Bianca Barclay) and the other start of this remake in season 2.

Tim Burton will also be involved, though in what capacity remains unclear, as per the director's own words.

"I mentally put stuff on hold until all the strikes are over. I can edit and do things I can do, but until the veil is lifted, then things get back into it. But yeah, I’ll be involved in some [way]. I’m not quite sure, because everything has stopped at the moment," he told the BFI before news of the tentative deal broke.

The Corpse Bride director has worked with Ortega since, however, on his upcoming Beetlejuice sequel, which also stars Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder. Burton was full of prize for Ortega, telling the BFI: "When I did Wednesday, the reason I loved it is I just related to the character so much. But to me, it could not have been done without [Jenna Ortega].

"You can write it good, you can do whatever you want to do, but that kind of a character would need such clarity and purity and strength. A person has to have that. So, for me, she basically made the show that way. She’s one of the most aware, not only as an actress, but everything, around the camera, the set.

"She’s a very special talent. And she’s done a lot of horror movies, which I love too. That gave her a special place in my heart. 'Oh, you’re doing another horror. Good.'"

Is there a Wednesday season 2 trailer?

No. It's too early for a trailer given the series hasn't begun shooting yet, but we'll update this page as soon as we know more.

However, Netflix did release the below video when they announced that the show had been renewed for season 2

Is Wednesday leaving Netflix?

No. After some mild panic from fans, Netflix confirmed early in 2023 that Wednesday will return for season 2 on the streaming service, describing the show as a "global phenomenon" in an announcement video.

Showrunners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough told Netflix's TUDUM: "We can’t wait to dive headfirst into another season and explore the kooky, spooky world of Nevermore.

"We just need to make sure Wednesday hasn’t emptied the pool first."

Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin, Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in Wednesday
Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin, Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in Wednesday. Vlad Cioplea/Netflix

They added: "We’re thrilled to continue Wednesday’s torturous journey into season 2."

Ortega has also thanked fans for their support ahead of season 2, tweeting: "Thanks to everyone who made this upcoming season possible. This has all been pretty surreal."

Previously, there had been speculation that the wild success of the show could lead to it being poached by Prime Video, following Amazon's recent acquisition of Addams Family owner MGM for a cool $8.4 billion.

However, Deadline reported that Amazon’s MGM deal doesn’t automatically mean content from the producer will become exclusive to Prime Video.

IndieWire also sought to debunk the rumours, with a source telling the publication that a deal between Netflix and MGM had already been locked in long before Amazon purchased MGM.

What could be the plot for a potential Wednesday season 2?

Jenna Ortega plays Wednesday Addams in Wednesday in front of a purple glass mirror
Jenna Ortega plays Wednesday Addams in Wednesday. Netflix

There are a lot of antics from the Nevermore Academy and the aftermath of that killer plot line to unpack, but it seems we already know what we could see more of in future.

As Ortega mentioned at the Emmys, the season will lean more into horror, which fans will be thrilled to hear.

Ortega has also been a vocal champion of Wednesday from the start, going as far as changing dialogue from some scenes to better suit the character without informing the writers beforehand, to coming up with her groovy dance moves (which were inspired by Lisa Loring’s iteration of Wednesday back in 1994) by herself.

One thing that showrunner Millar is keen to add more of in the second season is the Addams Family themselves.

Jenna Ortega in Wednesday
Jenna Ortega in Wednesday Vlad Cioplea/Netflix

Speaking to TV Line, he said: "We felt like we just touched the surface with those characters and the actors are so amazing in those roles.

"Catherine is, I think, an iconic Morticia. The relationship between Wednesday and Morticia is also essential to the show, and the idea that Wednesday is trying to forge her own path outside the family is important."

He added: "[We] definitely want to feature the family as we did this season in a couple of episodes if we were to get a second season."

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Millar also spoke about how they would hope to continue the "inspiring" nature of Wednesday as a young teenage protagonist.

He said: "We’re also the father of four daughters between us. So, we have definitely culled from life for this one, and I think we’re definitely inspired to write or find a teen girl character like this, who’s so rare, who’s so self-confident, literate, smart, weird and unapologetic about all those things.

Jenna Ortega as Goody Addams in Wednesday
Jenna Ortega as Goody Addams in Wednesday Netflix

"Often, teen girls can start off as an ugly duckling, and they blossom into a swan, whereas here Wednesday is fully formed. I think it’s such an amazing aspirational role model to see this character. It’s so rare to see a female teen protagonist like this."

Additionally, Gough and Millar teased the possibility of further exploring the theme of female friendships in a future second season.

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 two, and I think that’s something that we’re excited to explore.

"We’re excited to explore now that Wednesday’s dipped her toe into the friendship pool, what’s that gonna look like?"

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