When will Wednesday season 2 be released on Netflix?

Jenna Ortega’s creepy creation rises from the grave once more…

Jenna Ortega plays the cello as Wednesday Addams in Wednesday
Jenna Ortega stars as Wednesday Addams in Wednesday. (Netflix)

Director Tim Burton’s Netflix series Wednesday was a bonafide hit following its release in November 2022, inspiring its own TikTok dance craze and paving the way for a second season.

With Scream 5 star Jenna Ortega seemingly finding a break-out role in The Addams Family’s macabre, solemn-faced and dark-humoured daughter, you don’t have to be an all-seeing mystic to assume that we’ll be joining her on even more adventures on Netflix in the coming years.

What will they entail? Join us as we unearth all the details we can about Wednesday season two, including plot tidbits, release date information, trailers and more.

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in Wednesday
The first season was a huge hit after being released in November 2022. (Netflix)

It didn’t take long for Netflix to give the green light to Wednesday season two, with the streamer making it official in January 2023 alongside a special announcement teaser.

Filming got underway in Ireland in May 2024, with star Ortega serving as a producer, although we sadly don’t have any idea yet of a potential release date.

Currently, there is no official trailer available for Wednesday season two but as soon as it’s released, you’ll find it here.

Emma Myers and Jenna Ortega in Wednesday season 1 episode 1
Emma Myers (left) plays Enid Sinclair in the series. (Netflix)

After cracking a werewolf-shaped case in season one, Wednesday left Nevermore to return home while it closed for the remainder of the semester. When she returns, there will no doubt be a brand new mysterious investigation for her to put her skills towards unpicking — but as to what it will entail? We’re not yet sure.

One thing we do know about Wednesday season two is its tone. During an interview with Variety in June 2023, Ortega let slip about the tone of the show’s second outing, hinting that it will lean more into the world of horror and ditch any detours into romance. How very Wednesday.

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“We’ve decided we want to lean into the horror aspect of the show a little bit more,” Ortega explained. “Because it is so lighthearted, and a show like this with vampires and werewolves and superpowers, you don’t want to take yourself too seriously.

“We’re ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday, which is really great,” she added, referring to her links to Hunter Doohan’s Tyler Galpin and Percy Hynes White’s Xavier Thorpe.

Jamie McShane and Jenna Ortega in Wednesday season 1 episode 2
Ortega has said the second season will lean more into the world of horror. (Netflix)

She went on to discuss how her new producer status aims to give her more control over the character’s progression. She said: “We had already been throwing out so many ideas, and I’m somebody who’s very hands-on.

“I want to know what’s going on... So in preparation for a second season, we wanted to get ahead of the curve and make sure that we could start the conversations earlier. And I’m just so curious. I want to see the outfits, new characters that are coming in, scripts, and they were gracious enough to let me put the producer hat on.”

The cast of Wednesday season 2 on set
The cast of Wednesday season 2 on set. (Netflix)

In addition to Ortega, Wednesday season two will mark the return of key characters from the series like Luis Guzman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Fred Armisen. Emma Myers is also set to return to the show as Wednesday's roommate and friend Enid Sinclair.

Steve Buscemi will play the new principal of Nevermore Academy, while Back to the Future actor Christopher Lloyd has been cast in a guest role. Lloyd played Fester Addams in Barry Sonnenfeld's The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values.

British stars Billie Piper, Thandiwe Newton and Dame Joanna Lumley are also new additions to the cast for season two.

Christopher Lloyd attends the C2E2 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo
Christopher Lloyd will have a guest role in the new season. (Getty)

Also joining the hit show are The Handmaid’s Tale’s Owen Painter and Law and Order: Organised Crime’s Noah Taylor.

They’ll be joined by stars like The Missing’s Frances O’Connor, The Sixth Sense’s Haley Joel Osment, Scream’s Heather Matarazzo and Star Wars’ Joonas Suotamo.

Percy Hynes White, who played psychic Xavier Thorpe, and Naomi J Ogawa, who played vampire student Yoko Tanaka, won’t be returning for season two. Jamie McShane, who played Sheriff Donovan Galpin, will only appear as a guest star, presumably to wrap up his character arc.

Ozawa had limited screen time in the show’s first season and has moved on to other projects. Despite being a potential love interest for Wednesday throughout season one, White will not be back for more, with Ortega saying the new episodes will have a stronger emphasis on horror over romance.

Wednesday season 2 is coming soon to Netflix.