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Wednesday Season 2 - Jenna Ortega returns for more haunting adventures with fresh faces and frights

Season 2 of Jenna Ortega's Wednesday promises more thrills and chills to stream on Netflix soon.

Wednesday Season 2 - Jenna Ortega returns for more haunting adventures with fresh faces and frights
Wednesday Season 2 cast announcement

Last Updated: 07.39 PM, May 07, 2024


Jenna Ortega's Wednesday Addams has been through a lot. She is pursued by some monstrosity with a voracious appetite for human blood. She had her Rave'N robe destroyed by red paint. To top it all off, she has had to face her worst fear—fellow teenagers. Things are looking up, though, for the most beloved goth at Nevermore Academy. Season 2 of Wednesday has begun production, and a number of new cast members will join the spooky journey. Emmy winner Steve Buscemi, a former actor of The Addams Family, and many more will be returning to Nevermore Academy in Wednesday. 

Exciting additions to the cast of Wednesday

Co-showrunners Miles Millar and Al Gough revealed in an interview with Tudum that this season's goal was to bring in new talent and invite renowned actors, long idolised by the cast, to join Jenna and the Nevermore gang. The team of talented individuals they have assembled fills them with ecstasy as they successfully complete their task.


What does the future hold for the teen investigator that everyone loves so much? Find out on Wednesday who else will be joining her on her excursions! The series will chronicle Wednesday Addams' journey at Nevermore Academy and the otherworldly secrets she encounters. When Wednesday renewed for a second season in January 2023, the show's announcement video promised more "torture" in the future. The master detective, Wednesday, would naturally prefer it this way.

Jenna Ortega's insight into Wednesday's character

In February 2023, Ortega told Tudum that Wednesday remains true to her beliefs and doesn't strive to please anyone. She truly admires someone who excels at pleasing others. Wednesday's portrayal of the lone teen daughter of the Addams family has clearly won over many viewers, not only Ortega. The show received twelve Primetime Emmy Award nominations in July 2023.

In January, Millar and Gough expressed their astonishment at the show's global connecting power. They are elated to pick up where Wednesday left off in Season 2.

Returning and new cast members

Ortega will not only serve as Wednesday's executive producer for Season 2, but will also star as the show's protagonist—a social outcast who moonlights as a detective and mystery writer. In addition to her, returning cast members include Emma Myers (Enid Sinclair), Joy Sunday (Bianca Barclay), Moosa Mostafa (Eugene), Georgie Farmer (Ajax), and Victor Dorobantu (Thing). Luis Guzmán (Gomez Addams), Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo (Deputy Ritchie Santiago), and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Morticia Addams) are now regulars on the show. In addition, Fred Armisen (Uncle Fester) and Jamie McShane (Sheriff Donovan Galpin) will make cameo appearances. Steve Buscemi, Billie Piper, Evie Templeton, Owen Painter, and Noah Taylor are just a few of the new series regulars joining Wednesday's expanding world in Season 2.

The actors who will be making special appearances are Christopher Lloyd, Joanna Lumley, Thandiwe Newton, Frances O’Connor, Haley Joel Osment, Heather Matarazzo, and Joonas Suotamo. Joanna Lumley portrays Grandmama, Steve Buscemi plays Barry Dort, Thandiwe Newton plays Dr. Fairburn, and Billie Piper plays Capri in the Thing-led video.

The title of Wednesday's Season 2 premiere is Here We Woe Again. Gough and Millar wrote the series, while Tim Burton directed it. 

Commencement of production in Ireland

Production on the mystery show has begun in picturesque Ireland. Burton, who will return as executive producer and director in Season 2, crafts the terrifying Wednesday universe. Angela Robinson and Paco Cabezas will join the cast of directors. Gough and Millar, who also create and run the show, executive produce Wednesday. Other EPs include Ortega, Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman, Tommy Harper, Karen Richards, Jonathan Glickman, Gail Berman, and Meredith Averill. MGM Television is in charge of producing Wednesday.

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