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‘Wednesday’ Season 2 has begun filming

Netflix's 'Wednesday' Season 2: plot, cast, trailer and release date

It feels like every week now we are getting another mammoth update from the set of Netflix's Wednesday. And this week, the news is that the full cast and crew are officially on set and in production in Ireland.

It's little wonder the show is still garnering so much traction (and big new cast names), considering the Tim Burton and Jenna Ortega-led first season hit dizzying viral heights on the internet (I don't think any of us have forgotten just yet about that prom scene dance that saw The Cramps' Goo Goo Muck soar up to the number one spot on the Billboard charts, or the subsequent resurgence of 'goth girl' aesthetics in the fashion world).

While we still have a little while to wait before we can binge season 2, we're doing our best to keep you up to date with everything we know so far, below...


Who is cast in Wednesday Season 2?

Of course, it wouldn't be Wednesday without Jenna Ortega reprising her titular role. And Netflix have just today reconfirmed the return of Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Isaac Ordonez, and Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo, Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Hunter Doohan, Victor Dorobantu, Moosa Mostafa, and Georgie Farmer, as well as  Fred Armisen and Jamie McShane in guest roles.

But we've also just heard confirmation of a few extra special names that are joining the cast list for the second season.

Thandie Newton is joining the call sheet – although her exact character details are being kept under wraps. And Newton's casting announcement came just days after Fargo, Reservoir Dogs, and The Big Lebowski star Steve Buscemi was announced to be attached to the show's second season.

Again, while exact character details are being kept tightly under wraps, but its rumoured that Buscemi could portray Nevermore Academy's new principal (despite Gwendoline Christie, it seems, teasing her character's return from *spoiler* beyond the grave. Having said in an interview, "We haven’t seen her put in the ground, have we?").

Noticeably absent from Netflix's confirmed casting announcement is Percy Hynes White, who starred in Season 1 as Xavier Thorpe.

Netflix unveiled the seasons' guest star lineup that includes Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd, Absolutely Fabulous's Joanna Lumley, Sixth Sense's Haley Joel Osment and Scream's Heather Matarazzo.


What can we expect from Season 2?

In the teaser released, cast members confirmed a fan theory that a new Addams family member would be joining the storyline for the next season – exactly who that might be is still up for debate.

Jenna Ortega also revealed she would be co-producing this next season, saying in a recent Variety 'Actors On Actors' interview with Elle Fanning that “We’ve decided we want to lean into the horror aspect of the show a little bit more. 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.”


When is Wednesday Season 2 being released?

Wednesday's second season production was delayed due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, but the Burton x Ortega duo are also amidst filming for Beetlejuice 2, so we can only assume that Wednesday has potentially finished filming. We think we're likely to catch the second season on Netflix in mid-to-late 2024.


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