Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in Wednesday

Wednesday Season 2 Just Got A Very Grim Release Update

The wait just got even longer.

by Ani Bundel and Sarah Halle Corey
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One reason Wednesday was such an immediately beloved series is that it’s not just an Addams Family adventure — it’s a murder mystery whodunit, with Miss Addams as the amateur detective working to crack a 25-year-old cold case. (Benoit Blanc would be proud.) She solved the mystery by the end, but the season’s cliffhanger ending seemed to hint there will be more Wednesdays to come. And fans are in luck — Netflix has officially renewed the hit series for a second season.

Warning: Spoilers for Wednesday Season 1 follow. Although Wednesday followed a few red herrings, by the end of the season, she’d snapped (err, cracked) the case, revealing Marilyn Thornhill (Christina Ricci) was Laurel Gates, whose ancestor, Joseph Crackstone, founded Jericho, where Nevermore Academy is located. Her henchman (henchhyde?) Tyler Galpin (Hunter Doohan) was the monster terrorizing the school who Wednesday had been trying to track down.

Both were taken into custody, but there was a suggestion Tyler may have escaped; meanwhile, Wednesday received a new mystery to solve, with threatening texts arriving on her phone before the end credits rolled.

Here’s everything to know about Season 2 so far.

There Are Already Plans For More Future Seasons

'Wednesday' Season 2 is expected to land on Netflix in 2025.

Netflix has officially renewed Wednesday for Season 2, and it’s no surprise since Season 1 was a bonafide hit. It instantly became one of the most popular Netflix series of all time, with 1.237 billion hours viewed within its first 28 days. So, it was truly only a matter of time before Netflix gave official OK for more episodes.

Speaking to Variety, Wednesday showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar said when they plan a show, they always have a long view plan for multiple seasons. Millar suggested they had laid out “at least three or four seasons,” though they kept the outline flexible. “We certainly have a pretty clear runway of what we want to do in future seasons.”

That’s good for fans who need more Wednesday, Enid, and the rest of the Nevermore Academy world.

1 Star May Not Be Returning

Wednesday Season 2 couldn’t return without its titular character, played by Jenna Ortega. Most likely, the actors playing her family will return, including Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán as Morticia and Gomez Addams, respectively, and Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley. The rest of the household will likely also be back, with Victor Dorobantu as Thing, George Burcea as Lurch, and Fred Armisen turning up for a minute as Uncle Fester again.

As for her schoolmates, fans would riot if Emma Myers didn’t come back as Enid Sinclair. And despite Principal Weems being murdered, Gwendoline Christie teased that she could also come back. The showrunners also broadly hinted that Tyler Galpin (Hunter Doohan) did not go to prison but is “hyding out.

'Wednesday' Season 2 will reportedly not bring back Percy Hynes White as Xavier.

However, another Nevermore High student Wednesday grew close to may not be back. On Sept. 4, 2023, The Daily Mail reported that Percy Hynes White, who played Wednesday’s love interest Xavier, has been completely written out of the new season. The decision came after White faced sexual assault allegations earlier in 2023.

It Won’t Premiere In 2024

Unfortunately, the wait for Season 2 will be a long one. When Netflix revealed its full slate for 2024 on Feb. 1, Wednesday Season 2 was noticeably absent. That means it will probably premiere sometime in 2025.

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