Wednesday has become one of the most-watched English series on Netflix.
Last Updated: 02.21 AM, Jan 07, 2023
It's not surprising that Netflix renewed Wednesday for a second season. On November 23, the series' eight-episode first season, which starred the titular Addams Family character, made its premiere. Shortly after that, Netflix said that the show had been watched for more than 341 million hours, which was a new record for an English-language show on the service. Since then, the series has become the second-largest English-language TV season on Netflix. Along the way, it has broken many streaming series records, such as having more than 1.2 billion hours watched in the first 28 days.
The horror comedy series' Wednesday Addams is portrayed by Jenna Ortega. According to the official first season synopsis, the series focuses on Wednesday's years at Nevermore Academy as a pupil. While negotiating her new and extremely complicated connections at Nevermore, she tries to control her developing psychic gift, stop a monster killing spree that has terrorised the neighbourhood, and uncover the otherworldly mystery that ensnared her parents 25 years ago.
Gwendoline Christie, Jamie McShane, Percy Hynes White, Hunter Doohan, Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Naomi J. Ogawa, Moosa Mostafa, Georgie Farmer, Riki Lindhome, and Christina Ricci were also part of the Season 1 cast in addition to Ortega. Alongside Isaac Ordonez and Luis Guzmán as Gomez and Pugsley, Catherine Zeta-Jones also made an appearance as Morticia Addams.
Alfred Gough and Miles Millar came up with the idea for the show and also worked as executive producers and co-showrunners. The first four episodes were directed by Tim Burton, who also serves as the show's executive producer. Steve Stark of Toluca Pictures and Andrew Mittman of 1.21 Entertainment are the film's executive producers, along with Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman of Glickmania, Gail Berman, Tommy Harper, and Kevin Lafferty. Kevin Miserocchi of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation also contribute. The studio is called MGM Television.
Gough and Millar remarked that it's been amazing to produce a performance that has connected with people all across the world. They are excited to carry on with Wednesday's tortuous season-two trip. They are eager to explore the strange, eerie land of Nevermore in yet another season. They also quipped that they simply needed to confirm that Wednesday didn't empty the pool first.