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Netflix green lights series two of 'Wednesday'

Netflix have put an end to the speculation by officially confirming series two of Wednesday will be arriving on the platform.

Earlier this week, it was rumoured the show would be moving to Amazon Prime for the second series, but that no longer is the case. Interestingly, the show isn’t made by Netflix’s production house but instead by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), who signed an $8.5bn merger with Amazon last year, which is why speculation spread.

However, Netflix have taken to their social media channels to share a teaser of the second series. 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.”

Meanwhile, discussing the renewal in an interview with Tudum, show creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar said: “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.”

Whilst the first series diverts from the plot of the original series, Wednesday stars the rest of the Addams Family characters, with Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia and Luis Guzmán as Gomez joining Ortega as the title character. In addition to Ortega, Zeta-Jones and Guzmán, the likes of George Burcea, Gwendoline Christie, Isaac Ordonez, Georgie Farmer, and Riki Lindhome are also present. 

Directing all eight episodes of the upcoming series, Tim Burton hasn’t had a hand in the scriptwriter’s chair, with that duty being left to five different writers, including Alfred Gough, who also helped to create the show itself. Burton is certainly a safe pair of hands when it comes to The Addams Family, with his previous works of BeetlejuiceSweeney Todd and Edward Scissorhands, each created with a similar vibe.

Watch the announcement video below.