Everything we know about Wednesday season 2

Wednesday, Tim Burton’s take on The Addams Family naturally became hugely popular on Netflix. Both are staples of spooky goth teens everywhere, so it was a match made in heaven (or hell?) and the series spent 20 weeks on Netflix’s Global Top 10. Jenna Ortega’s sharp, sardonic take on the character bewitched many — as did her firm stance against love triangles.

“Nobody wants to see her in the middle of a love triangle,” Ortega said to W Magazine back in 2022. “They want to see her torturing people.”

Netflix officially renewed the YA supernatural romp in January 2023, though news has been scant (likely due to the ongoing strikes last year). But with filming beginning this week and some exciting casting announcements, here’s everything we know about Wednesday season 2.

Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Adams in Netflix’s Wednesday Photo: Netflix

What’s Wednesday season 2 about?

We’re not entirely sure of the plot, but it’ll likely pick up during Wednesday’s next school year at Nevermore Academy. According to the showrunners, the entire Addams family will be coming to the school in some capacity. There were a lot of loose ends last season, including the identity of Wednesday’s stalker and the weird cult that mean girl Bianca’s mom is part of.

Who’s in Wednesday season 2?

Jenna Ortega returns as Wednesday, and this season she’ll also serve as a producer. Other returning cast members include Emma Myers as Wednesday’s perky werewolf roommate Enid; Joy Sunday as school queen bee Bianca; and Hunter Doohan as Tyler, the cute barista who is actually the bloodthirsty monster that killed a lot of people last season.

The other cast members of the Addams family, namely Catherine Zeta-Jones (Morticia), Luiz Guzmán (Gomez), and Isaac Ordonez (Pugsley), have been promoted to series regulars.

“We are thrilled that the entire Addams family will be enrolling in Nevermore Academy this season along with a dream cast of icons and new faces,” showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar said in a statement to Netflix. For Pugsley, this makes sense, but will Morticia and Gomez be teachers or students? Are they going for graduate degrees, perhaps?

wednesday, a surly and pale dark-haired girl looks uncomfortable as she stands next to enid, a blonde smiling girl with pink and blue dyed ends of her hair Image: Netflix

Who’s not coming back?

Even though Tyler was carted off the jail at the end of season 1, Doohan is still a series regular — clearly there’s some unfinished business! But Jamie McShane, who played his father, will only appear in a few episodes. In addition, Percy Hynes White who played the other bland cute boy Xavier, won’t be returning. This coincides with sexual assault allegations that led to a campaign to remove him from the show.

Anyone new in the Wednesday season 2 cast?

You know it! Some big names are joining the new season of Wednesday as series regulars. According to Netflix Steve Buscemi (Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams) will play a character named Barry Dort and Billie Piper (Doctor Who) will play someone named Capri. Other actors joining as series regulars include Evie Templeton (Return to Silent Hill), Owen Painter (The Handmaid’s Tale), and Noah Taylor (Park Avenue), though their roles are still undisclosed.

Additionally, we’ve got some interesting guest stars, including Christopher Lloyd, who played Uncle Fester in the 1990s Addams Family movies. Last season Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in those movies, was the show’s big bad villain, so it’ll be interesting to see what Lloyd’s involvement is. Thandiwe Newton (Westworld) will play someone named Dr. Fairburn and Joanna Lumley will play the Addams family Grandma. Other guest stars include , Frances O’Connor (The Missing), Haley Joel Osment (The Kominsky Method), Heather Matarazzo (The Princess Diaries) and Joonas Suotamo.

When is season 2 coming out?

Filming began in May 2024, so at the very earliest, Wednesday season 2 wouldn’t come out till late this year. But early 2025 is more likely.

Where can I watch more Wednesday in the interim?

The first season is on Netflix, but if that’s not enough, you can also check out Christina Ricci’s Wednesday in the 1990s movies, which are both currently streaming on Pluto TV. This will especially prime you for whatever role it is that Christopher Lloyd has in the new season. The 1964 sitcom is also streaming on Pluto TV. Oh, and there’s the 2019 animated movie, but we don’t really talk about that here.