Netflix confirms 'Wednesday Season 2': What we know so far

The setting of Ireland may provide a shift to Jenna Ortega and co's Nevermore trip

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams Jenna Ortega will be back as Wednesday Addams, Netflix has confirmed

'Wednesday', one of the most watched Netflix series ever, has evidently captured the audience’s attention like none other. The Netflix original’s captivating charm, dark characters and thrilling plot have made it appealing to audiences worldwide. Fans who are awaiting more of the quirky Addams family and their adventures can rejoice in the fact that season 2 has officially begun filming. The new setting of Ireland may provide a shift to Nevermore.

At the heart of the show is the enigmatic Wednesday Addams played by Jenna Ortega, characterized by her deadpan delivery and sarcasm. Season 1, revolves around her chase with a bloodthirsty monster, while also being entangled in a love triangle. It gave us a perspective of the mischief and madness in the intriguing Nevermore Academy, and set the stage for the continuation of the “ghoulish ride”. 

Jenna Ortega’s portrayal of Wednesday Addams has garnered praise for its depth and subtlety, thus establishing her as a bankable star. This season, Jenna has assumed the role of producer, being more creatively involved in the process. She had previously expressed her discomfort with the show focusing more on romance, stating that she believed it didn’t fit the character. Thus, she emphasized that this second season “is ditching the love interest” and instead showcasing more elements of horror.  While Season 1 balanced both love and horror, season 2 is avoiding it altogether, making it a perfect Gothic Horror series.

Joining Ortega in this new season are a cast of acting legends as well as fresh faces, with each individual portraying their unique talents. Emma Myers returns as Enid, a werewolf who is also Jenna’s best friend, while Bianca reprises her role as Joy Sunday, a siren student in the academy. 

Wednesday’s family, portrayed by Catherina Zeta-Jones as her mother Morticia Addams, Luis Guzman as her father Gomez and Issac Ordonez playing her brother Pugsley, will gain more prominence in the second season, showcasing more of the twisted Addams Family. The portrayal of this dynamic is a continuation from the previous season. Along with these family members, Grandmama Addams played by Joanna Lumely, provides intrigue to the story, by delving into her family more. The directors have stated that the relationship between Morticia Addams and her daughter will be expanded on and given more focus.

The world expands with new additions such as Thandiwe Norton, playing a mysterious Dr Fairburn or the famed Steve Buscemi as the principal of Nevermore Academy. Billie Piper, Evie Templeton, Owen Painter and Noah Taylor add to the star-studded cast. Speculation is at its height, with viewers wondering if they are playing supernatural creatures or new students at Nevermore Academy.

Notably absent from the show is Percy Hynes White who played Xaviers. There were demands to take him out of the show after allegations of sexual assault surfaced.

With a talented cast, expanded storylines and increased emphasis on horror, season 2 promises a mysterious and captivating experience for viewers.  While fans await the date, we can be sure that Wednesday’s return will bring suspense and comedy.

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