‘Wednesday’ Season 2 is now in production at Netflix

Notable newcomers like Steve Buscemi and Thandiwe Newton are sparking conversations among fans.

Pop Culture & Art May 08, 2024

The smash-hit series "Wednesday" is officially back in production for Season 2 on Netflix. Jenna Ortega returns as the iconic Wednesday Addams, joined by Catherine Zeta-Jones (Morticia), Luis Guzmán (Gomez), and Isaac Ordonez (Pugsley).

Other returning cast members include Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Hunter Doohan, and more.

New faces this season include Billie Piper, Steve Buscemi, and Thandiwe Newton. Buscemi and Newton’s casting was exclusively announced by Variety.

Plus, guest stars like Christopher Lloyd (taking on Uncle Fester), Joanna Lumley, and Haley Joel Osment will appear in the season as well.

Noticeably absent from the announcement is Percy Hynes White, who starred in Season 1 as Xavier Thorpe.  His absence follows allegations of sexual assault made against him on social media in 2023, which he has denied.

Fans of the franchise will recognize Lloyd from his portrayal of Uncle Fester in the "Addams Family" films of the 1990s, while Armisen took on the role in Season 1. Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in the same films, made a guest appearance in Season 1 as Marilyn Thornhill. Matarazzo, who previously starred alongside Ortega in the 2022 "Scream" film, is also set to make an appearance.

Series creators and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar expressed their excitement about the new season, stating, "We are thrilled that the entire Addams family will be enrolling in Nevermore Academy this season along with a dream cast of icons and new faces."

"Wednesday" made its debut in November 2022, quickly becoming a fan favourite and earning accolades, including 12 Emmy nominations and four wins. Delays in production were attributed to the writers' and actors' strikes that affected much of Hollywood in 2023.

Gough and Millar serve as executive producers and co-showrunners, with Tim Burton directing and executive producing alongside Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman, Karen Richards, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman, Gail Berman, Tommy Harper, and Meredith Averill. Ortega is also on board as a producer for Season 2, with Paco Cabezas and Angela Robinson slated to direct episodes. MGM Television is the studio behind the series.


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