Tim Burton’s series adaptation of the acclaimed The Addams Family franchise titled Wednesday has been a massive hit on Netflix and stirred the conversation. Starring the talented Jenna Ortega in the lead as the titular morbid and iconic Wednesday Addams, the series has set a weekly viewership record on the streamer.
While it has not been officially renewed for a second season, fans are waiting in anticipation to see what Wednesday is up to following her escapades in the first season. And it seems most likely for Netflix to renew the show which has become the second most-streamed English language show.
The first season sees Wednesday Addams attend Nevermore Academy, a school for outcasts like her, after getting expelled from every other school. As she battles inner demons and inexplicable disdain for her mother, Morticia, she encounters various high school cliques, namely werewolves, gorgons, sirens, vampires and more.
With the threat of a monster looming large over the school, Wednesday finds herself having an experience of a lifetime as she solves murder mysteries while juggling friendships, romance a well-kept, deadly family secret. Also starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci, Luis Guzman, Emma Myers, Fred Armisen, Hunter Doohan, Joy Sunday and Percy Hynes White among others, the series had plenty of twists and turns that presented Wednesday Addams in a completely new and exciting light.
According to showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, the crew is experimenting with several storylines for season two. The first season ends on a cliffhanger — with the Principal’s untimely demise, the fate of the school is unknown. As Wednesday goes back home, she receives a mysterious text message from a stalker that can open up a new can of worms.
Gough and Miller said that they would want to work on the relationships between Wednesday and Morticia as well as Wednesday and Enid Sinclair, her werewolf roommate with whom she has a very bumpy relationship, often sparking homoerotic tension.
They said, “For us, the show also is really about this female friendship, with Wednesday and Enid really being at the centre of that. The fact that they really connected with audiences, it has been really gratifying. So, we’re excited to explore now that Wednesday’s dipped her toe into the friendship pool, what’s that gonna look like?”
However, they said that their relationship is more about “sisterhood” and they would not want to be “misdirected” by fans and their expectations to create something totally new.
Fans are also excited to know more about the reason behind Wednesday’s apparent disdain for her mother. The showrunners promised more of that alongside Morticia- now aware of Wednesday’s powers- helping her daughter wade through unknown territories.
We at Best of Netflix have certain expectations from the possible season two. Read about it here.