Netflix’s “Wednesday” has been renewed for a second season after surpassing 1.02 billion total hours viewed in the third week of its debut, the company announced today.
The first eight episodes of the series aired in November. It follows Wednesday Addams (played by Jenna Ortega), a popular “Addams Family” character, as she begins her first year as a Nevermore Academy student. She honed her psychic abilities there while attempting to solve a supernatural mystery that haunted the town.
Netflix made the announcement via Twitter, along with a video recap of season one, which featured Wednesday being pursued by the Monster of Nevermore Academy (a.k.a. the Hyde), haunted by her ancestor, Goody, and other spooky antics. “Over the last few weeks, I’ve been hunted, haunted, and mimicked millions of times across the internet,” Ortega says in the video. It’s been pure hell. Thank you very much.”
Season 2 of “Wednesday” should come as no surprise given that over 150 million households streamed the first season, making it the second most popular English-language series on Netflix.
The show has taken the internet by storm since its Season 1 premiere, becoming a trending hashtag on TikTok and the reason for the revival of The Cramps’ song “Goo Goo Muck.” It also received two Golden Globe nominations, an impressive feat for a family-friendly film. Fans can tune in next Tuesday, January 10, to see if the comedy series receives a Thing-friendly thumbs up or not.
Many Netflix subscribers will be happy to see their favorite outcasts and freaks embark on new adventures.
“We can’t wait to dive headfirst into another season and explore the kooky, spooky world of Nevermore,” “Wednesday” co-showrunners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough told Tudum, the official Netflix blog, in an interview. “It’s been incredible to create a show that has touched people all over the world. We’re ecstatic to carry on Wednesday’s torturous journey into Season 2.”
Millar also mentioned the season one finale as a preview of what to expect in the upcoming season. Those who saw the finale will recall that Wednesday receives a text from an unknown stalker, showing that the threat of the Hyde remains.
“[The stalker] demonstrates that threats continue to exist… to both Wednesday and the school,” Millar added. “They have neatly tied not all loose ends up as she believes.”
Season 2’s release date has yet to be announced. Hopefully, we’ll find out what happens to the characters of Nevermore soon.