'Wednesday' season 2 is in production — and these new cast members are joining the hit Netflix show

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in Wednesday TV show on Netflix
(Image credit: Netflix)

Yes, it’s the news we’ve all been waiting for: “Wednesday” season 2 is finally in production, with Netflix celebrating this moment on their Twitter (X) account. Back in January 2023, Netflix confirmed a second season through a video announcement, and now over a year later, filming has finally begun. We don’t know how long the hit show will be in production, but judging by the first season’s filming length of six months, we can expect filming to wrap around November or December this year.  

Not only are we lucky enough to receive this news, but we also get to see additional cast members that haven’t yet been announced. So far “Wednesday” season 2 has added big stars like Thandiwe Newton and Steve Buscemi, will be starring alongside Jenna Ortega. However, Netflix has surprisingly listed more names in their recent Twitter post. 

New names include Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Lumley, Heather Matarazzo and Billie Piper. The universe is expanding with more narrative opportunities, so it's no surprise that we're seeing more characters who will make Wednesday's journey even more entertaining. We haven't seen these cast members in action yet, but an expanded cast list increases anticipation for the Netflix show since we still don’t know the actual plot. 

Of course, Christopher Lloyd played Uncle Fester in “The Addams Family”, which became one of his most iconic roles alongside “Back to the Future”. It’s possible he’ll only have a cameo in “Wednesday” since Fred Armisen plays Uncle Fester in the show. Christina Ricci, the original Wednesday Addams, also appeared in the first season as a recurring character, so there’s a good chance Llyod will assume a similar role to honor the mysterious and spooky family. 

Lumley, confirmed to play Grandmama, is known for her roles in “The Wolf of Wall Street” and “Fool Me Once” while Osment has recently appeared in “The Boys" and "What We Do in the Shadows."  Matarazzo is known for roles in several “Scream” movies and “The Princess Diaries”. 

Lastly, we have Billie Piper, who is most recognized for her time on “Doctor Who." She also recently starred in the hit Netflix movie “Scoop” and the British dramedy "I Hate Suzie." It seems as though she’s branching out into different genres, and there’s no doubt she’ll have an excellent performance as a character named Capri.

The official Wednesday Addams account has also released a short video to celebrate the announcement of season 2’s progress. In the one-minute footage, we see Thing pulling a cart full of “Wednesday” scripts to a few different doors with the names of the actors and their roles in the show. Ortega’s door is last, as we see the iconic Wednesday character picking up the script, which reads: “Chapter One: Here We Woe Again."

Here is a full list of the cast members as seen at the end of the video:

  • Jenna Ortega
  • Steve Buscemi  
  • Emma Myers 
  • Hunter Doohan 
  • Joy Sunday 
  • Victor Dorobantu 
  • Moosa Mostafa 
  • Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo 
  • Billie Piper 
  • George Farmer 
  • Isaac Ordonez 
  • Evie Templeton 
  • Owen Painter 
  • Noah Taylor 
  • Luis Guzman 
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones 

Guest starring:

  • Joanna Lumley 
  • Thandiwe Newton 
  • Jamie McShane 
  • Frances O’Connor 
  • Haley Joel Osment 
  • Heather Matarazzo 
  • Joonas Suotamo  
  • Fred Armisen 
  • Christopher Llyod 

There are missing names on the cast list, and those are Ricci, Percy Hynes White and Gwendoline Christie. Many hoped that Christie's character Larissa Weems somehow survived and returned in season 2, but that looks very unlikely. The first season didn't explain what truly happened to Thornhill (Ricci) either once Wednesday stopped her evil plans, so there's still a chance she could come back for a surprise cameo. It's unknown what's going to happen to Percy Hynes White's Xavier since he was a series regular. 

After you've digested this unexpected but exciting news, you can check out the best shows and movies to watch while you wait for "Wednesday" season 2. You can also binge-watch the first season again on Netflix

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Alix Blackburn
Staff Writer, Streaming

Alix is a Streaming Writer at Tom’s Guide, which basically means watching the best movies and TV shows and then writing about them. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer for Screen Rant and Bough Digital, both of which sparked her interest in the entertainment industry. When she’s not writing about the latest movies and TV shows, she’s either playing horror video games on her PC or working on her first novel.