Wednesday season 2: what we know about the hit Netflix show’s return

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Wednesday season 2: key information

– Announced in January 2023
– Filming rumoured to start before the end of April 2024
– Production was delayed by Hollywood strikes
– Main cast members set to return
– Two new supporting cast members have been added to season 2’s roster
– No trailer or plot details release yet
– Season 1 finale teases potential story threads
– Showrunners have plans for four seasons

When will Wednesday season 2 debut on Netflix? Production on the wildly popular horror-comedy series has been subject to delays due to the Hollywood writers and actors strikes. Fortunately, with those strikes now over, Wednesday‘s sophomore year is rumoured to start filming by the end of April. Hoorah! Finally, the return of one of the best Netflix shows‘ is most certainly in sight.

While we wait, brooding and mysterious like Wednesday herself, there’s plenty of reading for you to do ahead of season 2’s Netflix return. In this guide, you’ll find all of the hauntingly best information available about the kooky and likely spooky season 2, including our thoughts on a potential release date, as well as any mysterious intel we have on cast and story details.

Full spoilers follow for Wednesday season 1. Potential spoilers are also discussed for its successor.

Wednesday season 2 release date: what we know

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It was a long, somewhat uncomfortable wait for Netflix to *ahem* snap its fingers and renew Wednesday for another season. Indeed, we had to wait six weeks after season 1’s November 2022 release for Netflix to confirm Wednesday season 2 after the show’s record-breaking debut, which arrived via social media on January 6, 2023.

The question of an exact release date, though, still hangs in the balance. The 2023 writers and actors strikes caused delays to production across the board, but with the situation resolved, filming for Wednesday season 2 will get underway very soon. The rumour mill currently suggests that Wednesday will find herself firmly back in front of the cameras by the end of April.

In September 2023, Variety also claimed Netflix is prioritizing work on Wednesday season 2 and Stranger Things season 5, which isn’t a surprise, given their immense popularity. With production seemingly set for April, then, it’s safer to assume we won’t see Wednesday season 2 until mid-2025 at the very earliest, though we wouldn’t rule out a frighteningly good late 2025 launch instead.

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Wednesday season 2 cast: confirmed and rumored

Wednesday Addams is flanked by parents Gomez and Morticia in the principal's office of Nevermore Academy

Some most excellent news as the main cast of season 1 is set to return. (Image credit: Netflix)

Major spoilers follow for Wednesday season 1.

For Wednesday season 2, fans will be pleased to hear that the main cast will be returning to reprise their roles. How they’ll appear though will become more apparent when we take a look at how season 1 ended, if its follow-up will also be set at Nevermore Academy, and whether season 2 will pick up plot threads from its forebear:

  • Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams  
  • Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams 
  • Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair 
  • Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin 
  • Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay 
  • Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe 
  • Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams 
  • Victor Dorobantu as The Thing 
  • Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester 
  • George Burcea as Lurch 
  • Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Otinger 
  • Thandiwe Newton as TBC
  • Steve Buscemi as TBC

The biggest season 2 casting news so far is the impending arrival of another potentially interesting individual. In a Wednesday-based video at Netflix Tudum 2023, Ortega, Myers, Sunday, and Doohan confirmed another member of the Addams Family would feature in season 2. While the identity of this new character is being kept firmly under wraps, Ortega said she’d love to see Cousin Itt appear, while the rest of the gang want Grandmama to show up.

As mentioned above, in a thrilling announcement, both Steve Buscemi (as per Variety) and Thandiwe Newton (per Variety, once again) have signed on to feature in Wednesday season 2. Although, for now, their roles leave fans as curious as when contemplating what Thing has up its sleeve (uh-hum) next.

Wednesday season 2 story speculation

Professor Weems stares at someone from behind her desk in Wednesday season 1

Will we see Professor Weems again in Wednesday season 2? (Image credit: Vlad Cioplea/Netflix)

Full story spoilers follow for Wednesday season 1.

The Wednesday season 2 plot remains a secret for now. All we have so far are predictions and theories, which the cast members discussed during Netflix Tudum 2023.

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So, what are said theories? For one, there’s talk of Crackstone’s ring falling to the ground following his apparent defeat in the season 1 finale. A poignant moment captured and shown to viewers perhaps hint at someone else retrieving the ring and possessing his powers, though it’s unclear who this might be.

Then there’s the downfall of Miss Thornhill, aka Laurel Gates (Christina Ricci), who was revealed to be the person responsible for controlling the Hyde monster. Who is the Hyde in question? None other than Tyler, one of Wednesday’s love interests.

Given the Hyde master has control over Tyler and that, when Wednesday’s car passed Tyler’s prison vehicle, it triggered him to take his Hyde form, fans believe Wednesday is now in possession of Thornhill’s abilities. Teasing this potential link further, Ortega says it would be fun to see Wednesday have a pet. The plot thickens…

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Elsewhere, Professor Weems (Gwendoline Christie), the shape-shifting Principal of Nevermore Academy, was seemingly killed in season 1 – but you can never be too sure with these things. Indeed, eagle-eyed viewers noted that when Lurch, The Addams Family butler, is driving Wednesday home for school break in season 1 episode 8, he had a different eye color than earlier in the season. Is this really Weems in disguise? Who knows, but we can’t wait to find out if this is one theory we correctly called well ahead of Wednesday season 2’s release.

There are plenty of other subplots that season 2 could and most probably will lean into. That includes Wednesday receiving threatening texts, Nevermore Academy being without a Principal following Weems’ alleged death, Gates’ fate being left up in the air, the fallout from Xavier’s incorrect imprisonment in episode 7 (and subsequent release in the finale), and more.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Ortega also gave her opinion on Wednesday’s potential evolution heading into next season. “I kind of want her to be darker,” she teased. “I want her to get more into the nitty-gritty of things, not play things so safe… I want to continue down an antihero stream, rather than a typical hero.”

Not short on exciting things to say about Wednesday season 2, Ortega also spoke to Vanity Fair about how each episode will stand out on its own merit. “Every episode [of season two] that I’ve read so far is like that. It just stands out on its own as a very memorable scene or bit or setting, which I think is what I’m most excited for, because to pull that off for eight episodes is, I think, really incredible and really lucky.” As for the theme, we can expect more expansion on the supernatural world. And yes, we are also hoping and dreaming of Cousin Itt like Ortega herself.

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Wednesday season 2 trailer: is there one?

Goody Adams and Wednesday Addams stare at something off-screen in Wednesday season 1

Staring into the abyss, waiting for that Wednesday season 2 trailer… (Image credit: Netflix)

Nope. There won’t be one for a long time, either. We’ll update this guide once one is finally unveiled.

Where to watch Wednesday season 1

A black and white screenshot of the first image of the Addams Family for Netflix's Wednesday Addams TV show

Altogether now: Ba da ba da *click click*. (Image credit: Netflix)

Wednesday is among Netflix’s most impressive TV originals. That means all eight episodes of Wednesday season 1 are exclusive to the world’s best streaming service

Despite rumors that the show could shockingly move to Prime Video after Amazon’s acquisition of MGM (the latter being one of Wednesday’s many production companies), IndieWire confirmed Netflix would remain the home of Wednesday for season 2 and beyond. Speaking of which…

Will Wednesday get a third season on Netflix?

A close up of Wednesday Addams, with Thing standing on her shoulder, in Wednesday's Netflix TV series

More adventures await for Wednesday Addams and The Thing in season 2 and potentially beyond. (Image credit: Netflix)

It feels a little premature to say a third season is on the way, but we’d be surprised if Wednesday season 2 is the end of the line. 

Season 3 sounds incredibly likely, too, with showrunner Miles Millar telling Variety: “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.”

Three or four seasons? Don’t mind if we do. And we’re sure Netflix will duly oblige with running with that plan, especially if Wednesday season 2 is as big (if not bigger) than its predecessor. And, with Bloomberg reporting that a Wednesday spin-off is tentatively in development at Netflix, we might have even more Addams Family shenanigans to enjoy further down the line.

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