Netflix has officially announced that ‘Wednesday’ will be renewed for a second season.
Showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar’s statement read, “Thrilled to continue Wednesday’s tortuous journey into season two. We can’t wait to dive head first into another season and explore the kooky spooky world of Nevermore. Just need to make sure Wednesday hasn’t emptied the pool first.”
Since its release last November 23, it has become Netflix’s third most popular series of all time, behind Squid Game and Stranger Things Season 4. The debut season, which starred Jenna Ortega, also broke the record for most hours viewed in a single week by an English-language TV series.
Gough also teased that the audience will be seeing more of Wednesday and Enid’s friendship in the following season. “For us, the show also is really about this female friendship, with Wednesday and Enid really being at the center 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? It’s like, she hugged. That was her big arc for the season, right? So it’s like now, we do that.”
The showrunners are also hoping to explore the mother-daughter relationship between Wednesday and Morticia deeper in the second season.
Wednesday’s dancing scene also went viral on TikTok, and it also started a trend of people recreating her dance moves. Netflix also reported that the cast’s reaction to Wednesday’s dance has racked up 80 million views on TikTok.