Wednesday – Showrunners talk Season Two possibilities (updated)

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While there’s no news on a recommission just yet, Netflix have announced impressive numbers for the first week of Wednesday.

Updated 01/12/22: Wednesday beats Stranger Things’ Netflix streaming record

According to information released by the streamer, the Addams Family show notched up 341.23M hours viewed in its first week, soaring to the top of their chart. This beats the previous record held by Stranger Things 4, whose first seven episodes only notched 335M in their first week.

With Wednesday scoring the #1 slot in 83 countries, we’d imagine the nod for another season (or two) is only a matter of time!

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Wednesday - Jenna Ortega

Wednesday – Showrunners talk Season Two possibilities

If Wednesday rides again, we can expect more from the wider Addams Family. 

With all eight episodes of Wednesday making a generally positive splash on Netflix, the question of a second season has already raised its head. The show follows Morticia and Gomez Addams’ daughter as she reluctantly attends their alma mater, Nevermore Academy.

Wednesday Addams and her proud parents Gomez and Morticia

While not yet officially renewed, TVLine spoke to co-showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville) about where the show and its titular central character might be headed:

“The series is really about a girl who sees the world in black and white, and learning there are shades of gray. I think like any relationship or any friendship, it can get complicated by other factors. It’s never going to be smooth sailing. And it’s really her learning to navigate the ups and downs of friendship.”

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And on the subject of the rest of the Addams Family characters, Millar adds:

“We felt like we just touched the surface with those characters and the actors are so amazing in those roles. Catherine is, I think, an iconic Morticia. The relationship between Wednesday and Morticia is also essential to the show, and the idea that Wednesday is trying to forge her own path outside the family is important.”

Wednesday - The Addams Family

However, he confirms that the show will continue to be about Wednesday herself saying that they: “…really want to focus the show on Wednesday” but they would “…definitely want to feature the family as we did this season in a couple of episodes if we were to get a second season.”

Joining Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday, the show features Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, Luis Guzman as Gomez and Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley. Plus, Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester, George Burcea as the family manservant Lurch and Victor Dorobantu as Thing.

The opening four episodes of Season One were directed by Tim Burton, a rare foray into television. Whether he’d return for a second run is open to question.

We’ll keep you posted on Wednesday –  and you can check out the TVLine piece here, but beware Season One spoilers!