‘Wednesday’ Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

The Tim Burton-produced, deliciously droll Netflix mystery starring Jenna Ortega as the titular snarky, pigtailed, cello-playing budding sociopath will be heading back to the streamer with a second season. Here’s everything we know so far.

Will the cast of Wednesday return for Season 2?

Yes, the cast members who survived season one—Hunter Doohan (Tyler Galpin), Emma Myers (Enid Sinclair), Joy Sunday (Bianca Barclay), Catherine Zeta-Jones (Morticia Addams), Luis Guzmán (Gomez Addams), and Fred Armisen (Uncle Fester), alongside Ortega’s Wednesday Addams—will all be returning. Percy Hynes White’s Xavier Thorpe, however, will not—last year, the actor faced allegations of sexual misconduct, which he denied. (In response to the news that he would not be back, he posted an image of the season two cast on Instagram, writing: “I had so much fun working on this show. I can’t wait to watch season two. Much love.”)

Meanwhile, the fates of those who perished the last time around is less certain. These include—spoiler alert—Riki Lindhome’s Dr. Valerie Kinbott, Wednesday’s court-ordered therapist, who was mauled by the Hyde. It’s unlikely that she’ll return for season two, though, of course, nothing is impossible at Nevermore.

Then there’s Gwendoline Christie’s school principal Larissa Weems, who was killed by Christina Ricci’s Laurel Gates. Speaking to Digital Spy back in 2022, Christie said of her character: “We haven’t seen her put in the ground, have we? I feel like Larissa Weems would not really be prepared to entertain or be dominated by anything as commonplace as death.” However, it’s also possible that she won’t be back for the next installment.

And as for Gates herself? Her return seems to be the most likely. Yes, she was defeated by a swarm of bees and then received a kicking from Wednesday at the end of the last season, but her death was never confirmed. As a result, it’s possible that she was hospitalised and then imprisoned for murder. When asked by Entertainment Tonight about her future on Wednesday last spring, Ricci replied: “I don’t think I’m allowed to say. On my end, the door is open. She was so fun to play! It’s always so fun to play a villain.” Watch this space.

Who’s joining the cast of Wednesday for Season 2?

Thrillingly, there will be plenty of new blood, too: in April, it was announced that both Thandiwe Newton and Steve Buscemi had joined the cast for the second installment. While character details are scarce, sources have reportedly told Variety that the latter will take the part of Nevermore’s new principal. Also joining them? Billie Piper, Evie Templeton, Owen Painter, and Noah Taylor, all as new series regulars, while the likes of Joanna Lumley, Christopher Lloyd, Frances O’Connor, Haley Joel Osment, Heather Matarazzo, and Joonas Suotamo will appear as guest stars. In a teaser showing Thing delivering Season 2’s scripts to cast members, it was also revealed that Lumley would be playing the Addams family’s matriarch, “Grandmama.”

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