Wednesday season 2 on Netflix: Release date speculation – Radio Times

Will we be seeing more of Jenny Ortega's Wednesday Addams?
It's fair to say that straight out of the gate, Tim Burton's new take on the Addams Family, titled Wednesday, hit big.
The series has been a phenomenon with viewers, quickly become the third most watched English language series on Netflix and enthralling viewers with its gore and drama.
Naturally, fans are already wondering whether they will get to see more from Jenna Ortega's Wednesday, and whether a second season is on the cards.
The series focuses on the Addams Family's teenage daughter as she’s sent to a new school for outcasts where strange happenings occur.
It certainly sounds like we could be getting another run of episodes – while Netflix’s head of US and Canada scripted series Peter Friedlander has said that nothing's yet confirmed, he did tell Variety that he was "optimistic" about further instalments being given the green light.
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."
“Weirdly, because it feels different, but we’re just two weeks into the launch of Wednesday. So we’re still really at the beginning of this cultural phenomenon,” he explained.
“And there’s a lot to absorb and learn about it. It’s striking how quick something like this can explode on Netflix, and there is a lot you want to hear back from fans and audiences.”
Read on for everything we know about a potential second season of the spooky show, as well as which Wednesday cast members could return.
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Unfortunately, Wednesday season 2 has yet to be confirmed.
However, given its success, a second season certainly seems likely.
The show racked up 341.2 million hours of viewing worldwide in its opening week, according to Netflix, dethroning a record held by Stranger Things season 4 as the best opening week for any English language series on the service.
Wednesday then broke its own record a week later, reaching 400 million hours within a single week.
Speaking to Variety, showrunner Miles Millar said that he and co-showrunner Alfred Gough have established a structure for what they want to do moving forward, explaining: "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 continued: "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."
Speaking to Empire (via ScreenRant) about the future of the show, co-creator Gough said: "Miles and I are talking amongst ourselves about it. There's definitely more that you can explore in the world of the Addamses."
Meanwhile, star Jenna Ortega – who plays the titular Wednesday – told NME that she has "no idea" if the show will come back.
We'll have to keep our fingers crossed that the doors of the Nevermore Academy open once again!
While Netflix is still yet to confirm whether season 2 is going ahead, we can take an educated guess as to when we can expect Wednesday to return if it gets the green light.
Filming on the Tim Burton project began in September last year and finished in March 2022, so it's unlikely we would see a potential second season of Wednesday until the beginning of 2024 at the earliest.
The following Wednesday cast members could possibly return for the second season.
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 starts of this remake in season 2.
There are a lot of antics from the Nevermore Academy and the aftermath of that killer plotline to unpack, but it seems we already know what we could see more of in future if Wednesday is renewed for a second run.
One thing that showrunner Millar is keen to add more of in the second season is the Addams Family themselves.
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."
It's too early for a trailer given that the season has yet to receive official confirmation, but we'll update this page as soon as we know more.
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