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Fans can visit 'Wednesday' locations in Romania

Fans of Netflix’s hit show Wednesday were happy to hear that the show, which has become the second highest-streaming English language show on the platform, has been renewed for a second season. Wednesday viewers will also be happy to learn they can visit the ghostly town where the show was filmed. 

Wednesday takes place in Jericho and was filmed in the Buftea studios in Romania, close to Bucharest. Flavian Dobre, who worked on the series production, will now organise guided tours around the studios for fans.

“It was a hefty production that took over eight months to film and involved beautiful people,” Dobre shared. “People who have revived, who gave precedence to Romanian cinema and made everything happen here at the Buftea Studios, a place that has a very strong emotional, cinematic and cultural charge.”

The series showcases many Romanian natural settings, which benefits Romanian tourism. Due to the influx of Romanian, European, and non-European tourists after Netflix began airing the episodes, one tour operator estimated a 55% increase in hotel occupancy around Bucharest.

Wednesday fans have a long wait until season 2 arrives and may have to switch streaming platforms as there have been reports that the show is leaving Netflix. These rumours circulated online following Deadline’s reveal that Amazon and MGM closed a £7.06b merger in March 2022. This deal means that Amazon could obtain the rights to Wednesday due to the merger.

However, Indiewire claims a source informed them that “the Wednesday deal between Netflix and MGM was locked in long before Amazon purchased MGM”, diffusing the rumour. 

Wednesday’s second season was announced after Netflix posted a teaser of the second series on social media. In the clip, we hear Jenny Ortega’s titular character creepily say: “Over the past few weeks, I’ve been hunted, haunted and mimicked millions of times across the internet. It’s been pure torture. Thank you.”