Wednesday season 2 looks extremely likely — everything we know

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in episode 104 of Wednesday.
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Yes, Netflix has confirmed Wednesday season 2 is coming. Its inevitability, though, made the question of "will Netflix announce Wednesday season 2?" sound more like "when is Netflix making it official?" 

Why was that? Well, recently, Wednesday blew past Dahmer to become No. 3 Netflix show of all time, after it had the second-best opening week (opens in new tab) on Netflix of all time. This is all in terms of hours watched. Currently, it's pulled in over 1 billion hours watched, and it sits behind Stranger Things season 4 part 1 and Squid Game. This is all the more noteworthy considering Wednesday season 1 only runs 392 minutes to Stranger Things 4 part 1's 547 minutes and Squid Game's 495 minutes.

But, we know that there's more to this story than just an announcement. You want to know when this series, one of the best Netflix shows, is likely to come back for Wednesday season 2. And for those who have tired of rewatching season 1 already, we have a roundup of the best shows and movies to watch while you wait for Wednesday season 2.

Further questions, such as who would be in a second season, and what would happen during it, are also front of mind. All that said, let's get cracking with the snapping and break down everything we know about Wednesday season 2.

Is Wednesday season 2 confirmed?

Yes! Netflix announced Wednesday season 2 on its Tudum blog (opens in new tab). Co-showrunners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough are quoted as saying "It’s been incredible to create a show that has connected with people across the world. Thrilled to continue Wednesday’s tortuous journey into season two. We can’t wait to dive head first into another season and explore the kooky spooky world of Nevermore. Just need to make sure Wednesday hasn’t emptied the pool first."

This video announced the new season:

Wednesday season 2 release date window

The gap from filming (opens in new tab) on Wednesday beginning in Sept. 2021 to its Nov. 2022 release date is 13 months. The time to write the scripts and plot out the series, though, is unclear. 

At the same time, we can feel confident that the writer's room won't have problems ideating on Wednesday season 2. Wednesday co-showrunner Miles Millar told Variety (opens in new tab) that he and collaborator Alfred Gough think these things out well in advance.

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, knocked down, in Wednesday

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Millar stated "For us, it’s always looking at the future, and when we sit down to create a show, it’s looking at multiple seasons, ideally. That’s never expected, but that’s the anticipation that hopefully the show is successful. So you always lay out at least three or four seasons’ worth of potential storylines for the characters. It can evolve and change. Often, you want to see which characters or cast pop and who you like to write for. So you want to keep it open and organic enough to change it and evolve, but we certainly have a pretty clear runway of what we want to do in future seasons."

So, if we had to hypothesize about Wednesday season 2's release date — we'd think Netflix will want to recapture this magic as soon as possible. At the same time, it wants the next season to be the setup for many more to come, and not rushed. So, since one year feels like too short a turnaround, we're thinking the next Wednesday before Thanksgiving (a holiday that the character is permanently affixed to thanks to Addams Family Values), is most likely. 

That would pin a bulls-eye on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2024 for the likeliest Wednesday season 2 release date prediction. 

Wednesday season 2 cast and characters — who's still alive?

For as dangerous as Nevermore Academy is, most of the show's cast is likely to return in Wednesday season 2. We'll get to who died (and how) below, but let's start with the likely returning cast members.

Of course, Wednesday season 2 would be impossible with Jenna Ortega back as Ms. Addams. Ortega's performance is so rave-worthy that it's difficult to imagine the series being nearly as good as it is without her. Additionally, we expect Emma Myers to reprise the role of her roommate Enid Sinclair, and she'll probably have more to do this next season now that she can 'wolf out.'

(L to R) Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Otinger, Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Naomi j Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka, Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay in episode 103 of Wednesday

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Wednesday Addams' two love interests are both still in play for season 2, so expect both Tyler (Hunter Doohan) and Xavier (Percy Hynes White) to return. That said, Tyler's going to probably still be in some trouble, no matter how much he can blame Marilyn Thornhill/Laurel Gates (Christina Ricci) for his actions.

Speaking of Marilyn? Well, Ricci's already got another show she works on (and we need Yellowjackets season 2 to arrive already), but since her character wasn't shown dying or dead after the flight of Eugene's bees, she's still in play.

Eugene (Moosa Mostafa) is only one of many Nevermore Academy students we expect to return. Joy Sunday fit the show perfectly as Bianca, we're just getting to know Georgie Farmer's Ajax and Naomi J. Ogawa's Yoko is also a likely. 

If you prefer to read bullet-point lists, he's the full version of who we expect back next year.

  • Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
  • Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin
  • Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe
  • Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
  • Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Otinger
  • Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
  • Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus
  • Naomi J. Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka
  • Jamie McShane as Jericho Sheriff Donovan Galpin
  • Christina Ricci as Marilyn Thornhill/Laurel Gates
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
  • Gwen Jones as young Morticia Addams
  • Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams
  • Lucius Hoyos as young Gomez Addams
  • Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester
  • Victor Dorobantu as Thing
  • George Burcea as Lurch
  • Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams

Who's dead and not likely to come back for Wednesday season 2:

  • Gwendoline Christie as Principal Larissa Weems, murdered by Nightshade poisoning stabbed into her by Marilyn/Laurel
  • Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valeria Kinbott, murdered by the Hyde (Tyler)
  • Calum Ross as Rowan Laslow, a Nevermore student and Xavier's roommate, also murdered by the Hyde
  • Tommie Earl Jenkins as Jericho Mayor Noble Walker, hit by a speeding car (likely driven by Marilyn/Laurel)

Wednesday season 2 plot possibilities, and Wednesday season 1 ending explained

First off, RIP Weems. Marilyn/Laurel killed her in the finale, which opens up the most demanding position at Nevermore Academy. The question of who replaces Weems will likely be answered in Wednesday season 2, and we're cautiously eyeing Morticia and Gomez Addams as potential new hires. Both are former students, both care about the children and Gomez is a character we're praying for more of next season.

As for Wednesday herself, the story of Ms. Addams is all about the last thing she expected at the start of the season: friendship. Likely to return to Nevermore in Wednesday season 2, our heroine will be reconnecting with Enid and Bianca, who already made plans for the next semester. Enid's going to be continuing to get used to her wolfing-out abilities, and will likely to continue her burgeoning romance with Ajax the Gorgon.

Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair in Wednesday

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Xavier's staying in touch as well, as he made the over-the-top "stay in touch" gesture of buying Wednesday a cell phone. Tyler may be in custody, but we expect we haven't seen the last of him — possibly still locked up. We doubt he'll get the full Hannibal Lecter treatment, though.

In terms of unfinished business, the identity of Wednesday's stalker is still unknown, and there are two Addams family members we've yet to meet in this incarnation. Hopefully, Wednesday season 2 gets us either Grandmama or Cousin Itt, if not both.

But what about the overall plot of Wednesday season 2? Well, nothing we've learned yet (save for the stalker) feels like a big enough mystery. Stay tuned to Tom's Guide, though, as we're super-keen to see what happens next.

Also check out the 7 best shows and movies to watch while you wait for Wednesday season 2 and read about why Netflix canceling the show 1899 reminds me why I shouldn’t get invested in Netflix shows.

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Henry T. Casey
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