Netflix has announced that the hit series, Tim Burton’s spin-off of the classic Addams Family franchise, It has been renewed for a second season.. The eight-episode first season hit the platform on November 23 and has since become one of Netflix’s most popular series.
The series surpassed Dahmer to become the second most-watched series of all time, behind only the fourth season of Stranger Things.
In Wednesday, rising star Jenna Ortega plays Wednesday Addams, the iconic daughter of Morticia and Gomez Addams who was previously played by Christina Ricci. The horror-comedy series follows Wednesday’s early years as a student at Never Again Academy, where she tries to master her budding psychic ability while trying to solve a supernatural mystery that has haunted the Addams Family for decades.
The series drew a massive audience, as well as strong reviews. You can read ours here, in which we comment: “Wednesday introduces a whole new generation to the Addams Family with creepy, wacky shenanigans and an incredible performance from Jenna Ortega. Some tertiary characters struggle over weak writing, while the more interesting ones They stay on the sidelines, but it’s not enough to bog down the series too much.”
Previously the hit series was rumored to move to Amazon Prime, but several reports emphasized that the transfer would not take place. Now, it’s obvious that Netflix sees Wednesday as one of its most important series.
The first season of Wednesday is now available on Netflix. Along with Ortega, the cast includes Gwendoline Christie, Jamie McShane, Percy Hynes White, Hunter Doohan, Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Naomi J. Ogawa, Moosa Mostafa, Georgie Farmer, Riki Lindhome, and Christina Ricci. Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán and Isaac Ordóñez also appear.
To find out more about the series, check out our article on why the first season of Wednesday was good, but how the second could be great.