Netflix hit series, which is currently breaking viewership records is returning for a second season. Netflix has officially renewed The Addams Family series, ‘Wednesday’ for Season 2. The show's debut season premiered on November 23, and has become the second most-watched single season of all time after Stranger Things Season 4.
Wednesday has been viewed over 1.19 billion hours in its first 28 days, which is approximately 176 million households. Wednesday now holds the record for Netflix's most-viewed debut season of an English-language series and is way ahead of Dahmer: Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, which was viewed for 856 million hours.
The comedy horror tale of Wednesday has not just impressed in viewership numbers but has also wooed the critics and audience equally. The impressive viewership numbers could also be a result of heavy promotion by Netflix, which is very rare as Netflix do this only for a few selected titles. However, credit also must go to Jenna Ortega, who nailed the performance of Wednesday Addams and got heavily praised for the same.
Although it is not official, the writers are reportedly working on Wednesday Season 2 scripts, and it is likely to enter production by Summer 2023. The first season follows Wednesday Addams through her years at Nevermore Academy. That's where she tries to perfect her new psychic gift, stop a terrible killing spree terrorizing the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that consumed her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and highly complicated relationships at Nevermore.
The ending of Wednesday Season 1 teased the upcoming season with the mysteries that are yet to be resolved. Principal Larissa Weems, who is a shapeshifter was killed by Laurel in the finale. Gwendoline Christie who played the character confirmed that she won't return for the upcoming season, confirming that her character won't be back from the dead. However, her shapeshifter ability may bring some surprises in Season 2, or we can hope so. Wednesday, who has finally got her first mobile phone, receives many texts from an unknown person in the finale's last scene. A Stalker sends a couple of images of Wednesday with her love interests, a Memoji-style gif of a Wednesday avatar being stabbed in the skull, and a text message that reads, "I'm watching you." This mysterious stalker could be a friend or foe, but we will only get to know in Season 2, which won't arrive before 2024.
The first season stars Ortega as Wednesday, Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems, Christina Ricci as Nevermore dorm mom Marilyn Thornhill, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams, Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay, Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair, Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin, Moosa Mostafa as Eugene otinger, Georgie farmer as Ajax Petropolis, Naomi j. Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka, Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe, Victor Dorobantu as Thing, Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester, Jamie Mcshane as sheriff Donovan Galpin, and Riki Lindhome plays dr. Valerie Kinbott (won't return for Season 2).
Tim Burton is executive producer with Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who also acts as showrunners. Wednesday is produced by MGM Television. The executive producers also include Andrew Mittman for 1.21, Kevin Miserocchi, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania, and Gail Berman (The Addams Family). Burton directed four episodes out of eight in the first season.
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