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Wednesday Season 2: Cast, Release Date, Latest News, and Everything Else to Know

Get ready to spend more time with the Addams family

Kat Moon
Jenna Ortega, Wednesday

Jenna Ortega, Wednesday


Wednesday scared up plenty of fans when it premiered in 2022, and in a snap, it became Netflix's most-watched English language show of all time. The series — from creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar and executive producer Tim Burton — provided a fresh spin on the decades-old franchise, and Jenna Ortega dazzled as the titular character. To the relief of its loyal viewers, Wednesday was renewed for a second season, and in Season 2, Ortega's role will be bigger than ever. Not only will she return as Wednesday Addams, but she will also serve as a producer.

"We can't wait to dive head first into another season and explore the kooky spooky world of Nevermore," show creators Gough and Millar told Tudum when the renewal was announced. "Just need to make sure Wednesday hasn't emptied the pool first."

As production kicks off, details about the show's next chapter are starting to come together. Where is the show filming, what's the release date, and who's going to be in Wednesday Season 2? Read on for everything we know, and check back often as we update this article with all the latest news.

Wednesday Season 2 latest news

The full cast of Wednesday Season 2 has been announced. On May 7, Netflix released a teaser revealing the cast of the second season, including new series regulars Billie Piper, who will play a character named Capri, and Steve Buscemi, who will play Barry Dort. 

Buscemi's casting was first reported by Variety in April, with sources saying his character is the new principal of Nevermore Academy. At the time, Netflix did not confirm the news.

Evie Templeton, Owen Painter, and Noah Taylor are also joining the cast as new series regulars for Season 2. 

In addition, four actors who recurred or guest starred in Season 1 are getting more screen time in Season 2 — including three members of the Addams family. Catherine Zeta-Jones, who plays Morticia Addams; Luis Guzmán, who plays Gomez Addams; and Isaac Ordonez, who plays Pugsley Addams, have all been upped to series regular roles in Season 2, along with Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo, who plays Deputy Ritchie Santiago.

Netflix has also announced a long list of Season 2 guest stars, including Joanna Lumley, who will play another member of the Addams family, Grandmama; Thandiwe Newton, who will play Dr. Fairburn; and Christopher Lloyd, whose role has not been announced. Lloyd played Uncle Fester in the Addams Family movies; on the Netflix series, the character is played by Fred Armisen, who's set to reprise his role in Season 2. Other Season 2 guest stars include Frances O'Connor, Haley Joel Osment, Heather Matarazzo, and Joonas Suotamo.

As for who's absent from the cast list, Percy Hynes White, who played Xavier Thorpe, will not appear in Season 2, per Deadline. White's character was one of Wednesday's love interests in Season 1, and the series is expected to move away from the love triangle storyline in Season 2. 

White was accused of sexual assault in since-deleted social media posts in January 2023; he has denied the allegations.

Jamie McShane, who played Sheriff Galpin, and Naomi J. Ogawa, who played Yoko Tanaka, will also reportedly not return as series regulars in Season 2, though McShane is expected to guest star. 

Jenna Ortega, Hunter DoohanEmma MyersJoy Sunday, Victor Dorobantu, Moosa Mostafa, and Georgie Farmer are all set to return.

Production on Season 2 has begun in Ireland.

Wednesday Season 2 release date

Netflix has released its full slate of content that it plans to release in 2024 — and Wednesday isn't on it. Don't worry; that doesn't mean the mega-hit series has been canceled. It just means you're going to have to wait until 2025 to watch it, as reported by Deadline.

Wednesday Season 2 production

In May, Netflix confirmed that production on Wednesday Season 2 has kicked off in Ireland. Deadline first reported in November 2023 that the series would move to Ireland from Romania, where Season 1 was filmed. Why the change? Apparently some of the logistics of filming in Romania were too difficult, and talks of moving production elsewhere began during the filming of Season 1. 

In Variety's Actors on Actors interview in June 2023, Ortega shared that she will be taking on a producing role in Wednesday Season 2 and teased what to expect. "We've decided we want to lean into the horror more," the actor said. "We're ditching any romantic love interest, which is really great. We're going to get bolder, more dark." Ortega also discussed being a producer for the first time, calling it a "natural progression."  

"I tried to have as many conversations as possible with the writers," she said. "We'd decide what works and what doesn't." For the second season, Ortega said the conversations started earlier. "I'm just so curious: I want to see the outfits, new characters, scripts."

Wednesday Season 2 teases

At Tudum: A Global Fan Event in June 2023, Netflix released a video of Wednesday stars Ortega, Emma MyersJoy Sunday, and Hunter Doohan reacting to fan theories. They discussed what's next for Joseph Crackstone's ring, Wednesday and Tyler Galpin's relationship, and more. They also teased that Season 2 will add a new member of the Addams family, whom we now know to be Grandmama, played by Joanna Lumley.

In November 2022, TV Guide talked to Wednesday showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar about Season 1's ending and what it means for Season 2. Here are highlights from the interview, and you can read the full story here.

It's unlikely — but not impossible — for Principal Larissa Weems to return. We didn't see Principal Larissa Weems (Gwendoline Christie) regain consciousness after being poisoned by Ms. Thornhill, and things were looking bleak for the head of Nevermore Academy. She's officially dead — though how dead remains to be seen. 

The showrunners said they wanted to explore how Weems' passing would impact Wednesday. "We like the idea that people die in this world, that there are real sacrifices and there's loss — and that Wednesday has to react to that," Millar said. "For us, the fact that we could kill such a significant character, it was important that we did that."  

"That said, it's a supernatural show, there are always ways people can return," Millar added "Never say never, but at this point, she's definitely dead." 

Millar left the door open, but the show's actors weren't fully convinced that Weems' demise is permanent. "I feel like Larissa Weems would never be dominated by something as commonplace as death," Christie told TV Guide. And asked whether the audience should believe Weems is dead, Jenna Ortega said, "I don't even believe that one." She added: "I can't, I love Gwendoline Christie too much. I refuse to accept that as the truth."

Christie was not listed as one of the show's returning stars when the Season 2 cast was announced. Still, we're holding out hope that Weems will somehow shape-shift her way back from the grave. 

Gwendoline Christie, Wednesday

Gwendoline Christie, Wednesday


The showrunners hope to reveal more about the stalker in the second season. "We know who it is, we can't tease who it is," Millar said. "We certainly have big plans and lots more stories to tell in terms of Wednesday and her friends." Gough said he can't share whether viewers have already met the person who is the stalker.

Wednesday Season 2 cast

It's spooky how stacked this cast is. Jenna Ortega, Hunter Doohan, Emma Myers, and Joy Sunday are among the series regulars set to return, alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán, who have been bumped up to regular roles in Season 2. 

Billie Piper, Steve Buscemi, Evie Templeton, Owen Painter, and Noah Taylor are joining the Season 2 cast as series regulars.

Guest stars in Season 2 will include Joanna Lumley as Grandmama, Thandiwe Newton as Dr. Fairburn, and Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester. Christopher Lloyd, Frances O'Connor, Haley Joel Osment, Heather Matarazzo, and Joonas Suotamo will also appear in Season 2.

Season 1 cast members exiting the series are Percy Hynes White, Jamie McShane, and Naomi J. Ogawa.

Wednesday Season 2 main cast members:

  • Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
  • Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin
  • Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
  • Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
  • Billie Piper as Capri
  • Steve Buscemi as Barry Dort
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
  • Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams
  • Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams
  • Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo as Deputy Ritchie Santiago
  • Victor Dorobantu as Thing
  • Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Ottinger
  • Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus

Wednesday Season 1 recap

The first season of the series, directed and executive produced by Burton, ended with a big W for Wednesday. Not only did the psychic teen save Nevermore Academy and its outcasts from the resurrected Joseph Crackstone, but she revealed the true identity of Marilyn Thornhill (Christina Ricci) — who had been behind much of this season's terror. And while most of the mysteries from the show's first eight episodes have been solved, some big questions remain. Namely, who is the stalker continuing to follow Wednesday's every move?

In light of the news that the show will be toning down the romance, we're eager to find out what's next for the relationships that Wednesday formed across the first season. Of course, there's the matter of Tyler Galpin, the seemingly harmless "normie" who became romantically interested in Wednesday but turned out to be the monstrous Hyde she had been after. Tyler, in his Hyde form, fought a wolfed-out Enid in Wednesday's final episode and was defeated. We don't know what's next for the character, but he ended the series waking up in a car, albeit in chains, so his story isn't done yet.

More shows like Wednesday

If you're looking for something similar to Wednesday to watch while you wait for news of a second season, take a look at this list of shows like Wednesday TV Guide has put together, which includes Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a show so much like Wednesday you'll experience deja vu when you watch it.

Where to watch Wednesday

The first season of Wednesday is available to stream on Netflix.