Wednesday creator hints at second Netflix season: ‘We felt like we just touched the surface’

A still from new Netflix series Wednesday shows actors Emma Myers and Jenna Ortega as characters as Enid Sinclair and Wednesday Addams dressed in their school uniform costumes Enid Sinclair (L) and Wednesday (R). (Netflix)

Wednesday could be about to get a second season, and fans should gear themselves up for potentially more Addams family members than just the macabre central character.

The show is a certified hit – and is the most streamed English language show in Netflix’s history, beating even the fourth season of Stranger Things to the most viewers in its week of release.

And those viewers seem to have loved it. You only need to cast an eye across Twitter to see that Netflix’s resurrection of The Addams Family has found countless fans; the show already has its own Wednesday out of context’ fan account, while Jenna Ortega has been heaped with praise for her portrayal of the iconic character.

With such rip-roaring success plus that cliffhanger ending, it’s no surprise that the show’s creators are already having discussions about a second season. 

Speaking to TVLine, co-showrunner Al Gough said that those behind the series think they have “just touched the surface” when it comes to the potential of the wider Addams Family.

Wednesday season 2 – what we know

Netflix is yet to announce a Wednesday season two, but given the success of the series — it’s now the highest-rated Addams Family adaptation since the original 1964 TV series — it seems likely that official confirmation won’t be far away.

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Plus, in an interview with Variety earlier this week (28 November), co-showrunner Miles Millar said that the team already know what a second season would look like if the show is renewed.

He told the publication: “For us, it’s always looking at the future, and when we sit down to create a show, it’s looking at multiple seasons, ideally. That’s never expected, but that’s the anticipation that, hopefully, the show is successful.

“So you always lay out at least three or four seasons’ worth of potential storylines for the characters… you want to keep it open and organic enough to change it and evolve, but we certainly have a pretty clear runway of what we want to do in future seasons.”

Will the rest of the Addams Family be in season two?

If there is a Wednesday season two, there’s a chance that the rest of the Addams Family, including Catherine-Zeta Jones as Morticia Addams and Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, will feature a little more prominently.

Gough told TVLine that the characters and the actors behind them have a lot more to show, saying that they “definitely want to feature the family as we did this season in a couple of episodes if we were to get a second season”.

He continued: “We felt like we just touched the surface with those characters and the actors are so amazing in those roles.

“Catherine is, I think, an iconic Morticia. The relationship between Wednesday and Morticia is also essential to the show, and the idea that Wednesday is trying to forge her own path outside the family is important,” he said.

In addition to exploring more Addams Family, Gough also told Variety that the door is wide open for a Tyler return — as fans anticipated.

However, the showrunner did recognise the importance of keeping Wednesday Addams at the core, given the show’s title, saying that they “really want to focus the show on Wednesday”. 

Gough added that there is still so much room for Wednesday’s growth as a character.

“The series is really about a girl who sees the world in black and white, and learning there are shades of grey,” he said.

“I think like any relationship or any friendship, it can get complicated by other factors. It’s never going to be smooth sailing. And it’s really her learning to navigate the ups and downs of friendship.”

Could Wednesday Addams come out as LGBTQ+?

Fans have evidently fallen deeply for the series as a whole, but some are particularly besotted by the idea of Wednesday and her Nevermore roommate Enid Sinclair (Emma Myers) becoming a couple.

Many LGBTQ+ fans have pointed out the obvious chemistry between the two characters – even going as far as to give them a ship name, Wenclair – and have questioned why the creators have not committed to putting the characters together.

Even Ortega and Myers themselves are aware of the fans’ hope that Wednesday and Enid will get together, with Myers telling EliteDaily that the pair often joked about it on set.

“You know what I always say…and they were roommates,” Myers said.

“Jenna and I would say that all the time to each other. And that’s all that needs to be said – I think that gets the message across.”

While none of the main characters are openly queer, despite the show obviously attracting LGBTQ+ fans, the door is wide open for the show’s second season to show up with some queer representation. Let’s hope we get it.