Wednesday Season 2: Release Date, Cast, Plot, And More

This article contains spoilers for the finale of Wednesday season one.

It’s time to start a new semester at Nevermore Academy, as Wednesday has been renewed for a second season.

This should come as no surprise given that Netflix previously announced that the first season was their most watched English language original series at the time of its premiere, with users viewing 341 million hours of the show within a week and 1.2 billion hours within 28 days.


However, despite this record-breaking debut, there was some speculation that the future wouldn’t be completely rosy with many pointing to Prime Video’s deal with MGM (who own the rights to The Addams Family) as a sign that Wednesday may not be returning to Netflix – a sign that was, obviously, wrong.

With a second season in development, here’s everything we know about when the gloomy teen will return on our screens.

When Is The Wednesday Season 2 Release Date?


Well, let’s start with the bad news first – with production and post-production on the first season taking over a year, we might have to wait until mid-2024 until season two arrives on our screens.

However, the second season is already in pre-production. Showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar reacted to the news with the following statement:

“It’s been incredible to create a show that has connected with people across the world. We’re thrilled to continue Wednesday’s tortuous journey into season two.

“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!”

Who Is In The Cast Of Wednesday Season 2?


The main cast member confirmed to return for season two is Jenna Ortega, who received a Golden Globe nomination for her lead role last time around.

She is expected to be joined by the rest of the characters who survived the first season: Enid Sinclair (Emma Myers), Bianca Barclay (Joy Sunday), and Xavier Thorpe (Percy Hynes White) are all expected to return.


We also hope that we get more from the Addams Family themselves on the second time around, after Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones), Gomez (Luis Guzmán), and Uncle Fester (Fred Armisen) only appeared in small roles for the first batch of episodes.

And finally, it does need to be mentioned: in a supernatural adventure like this, don’t expect Principal Weems (Gwendoline Christie) to stay dead or Marilyn Thornhill (Christina Ricci) to remain safely in prison.

They may still be threats from beyond the grave and behind bars…


As for new cast members, Ortega has said there is one actress she’d love to see join the cast next time around: Lady Gaga. She told Variety: “If Lady Gaga were to be a part of it, they’d have to be two monsters who understand each other.”

Could Gaga be a perfect replacement for Ricci? We’ll have to wait and see.

Potential Storylines


Not all loose ends were neatly wrapped up at the end of season one, with some breadcrumbs about what to expect next littered throughout.

Hyde (Hunter Doohan) is still at large after being unveiled, with Wednesday still receiving messages from a mysterious stalker targeting her and Thing by the close of the finale.

Millar teased this as being central to the next season, telling Tudum: “The stalker proves that threats remain out there to both Wednesday and the school. Not all loose ends have been tied up neatly as she thinks they have.”


However, the next tense mystery Wednesday finds herself in will likely take a back seat to the character drama, which the showrunners told Collider will be the driving force of the next season.

“We want to explore and 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.

“For us, the show is really about this female friendship, with Wednesday and Enid really being at the centre of that. So, we’re excited to explore this now that Wednesday’s dipped her toe into the friendship pool – what’s that gonna look like?


“Then, the other thing that’s really interesting is to continue to explore the Wednesday-Morticia mother-daughter relationship as well, which now that Morticia knows about the power, it has given her an idea of how that’s going to go. How is their relationship going to evolve?”

So, while we may have a long wait for the return of Wednesday, this is a tantalising taste of what we can expect when she graces our screens again.

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Alistair Ryder

Alistair Ryder


Alistair is a culture journalist and lover of bad puns from Leeds. Subject yourself to his bad tweets by following him on Twitter @YesItsAlistair.