The brand new Netflix series Wednesday may not continue its residency on the streaming service, with the successful show possibly heading for Amazon Prime instead.
Despite the massive success of the show, starring Jenna Ortega, Netflix is yet to renew Wednesday for a second series, and whilst it is keen to keep its newly created triumph, it may have no choice but to hand it over to its competitor.
Though it might have debuted on Netflix, the show itself is actually a product of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), and after Amazon signed an $8.5bn merger with the company last year, many have suggested Wednesday will soon be making the switch.
That means Amazon Prime will be lucky enough to piggyback off the success of the Netflix show with an inevitable second series unless the two streaming services can come to an agreement. For those hoping the show will stick on Netflix, you can take some solace from the fact that Amazon has stated that it’s not planning to make all of its MGM content exclusive to its streaming service.
Whilst the show 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 Beetlejuice, Sweeney Todd and Edward Scissorhands, each created with a similar vibe.
Wednesday is available to watch right now on Netflix worldwide.