This week, Netflix announced the good news: Wednesday—the Tim Burton-directed, Jenna Ortega-starring Addams Family Netflix spinoff—was being renewed for a second season.
Oddly, this announcement did not come on an actual Wednesday for whatever reason. You’d think that Netflix would lean into the gimmick a little bit. Instead, the streamer dropped a teaser Thursday evening and the official announcement on Friday.
The one thing Netflix didn’t reveal is when the actual season would land, so we’ll have to do our best with predictions and make an educated guess—for now. Still, speculation has its uses. And if we get this one right, we’ll have bragging rights down the road.
When Did Wednesday Season 1 Release On Netflix?
The first season of the Nevermore mystery show dropped all its episodes at once on November 23rd, 2022. It’s the kind of series that makes sense in the fall when things get colder and greyer. Wednesday is very much a Halloween-adjacent show, so it makes sense that Season 1 came out in November and it makes just as much sense that Season 2 will be release around the same time of year.
Filming on Season 1 began in September, 2021 and wrapped in March, 2022. That’s roughly six months of filming, then all the post-production (editing, CGI, etc.) leading to the November release roughly eight months later.
Ortega is a rising star and a busy one, but what we know of her upcoming slate of projects is hopeful. The biggest—Scream 6—is complete and set to release on March 10th, 2023. Two other projects—Winter Spring Summer or Fall and Finestkind—are both in post-production. Only Miller’s Girl, where Ortega stars alongside Martin Freeman, remains in production.
Director Tim Burton is working on the long-awaited sequel to Beetlejuice, but details around the project—including its release date—remain foggy.
In other words, there don’t seem to be any major obstacles to kicking off production on Wednesday Season 2, though obviously we don’t know all the various factors at play. That could mean that filming could begin earlier than September, 2023 (assuming scripts, casting, location scouting and all the rest are in place before then).
My best guess is this: If we assume that filming begins around the same time and takes about the same length of time to complete, the very latest I anticipate a second season for Wednesday is November, 2024.
However, even if Netflix gets an earlier start and makes better time, I doubt we’d see a second season before October, 2024 simply because that’s the time of year you’d expect this kind of series to air.
Basically, I wouldn’t expect a 2023 release for Season 2 barring some miraculous unknowns coming into play. As far as we know, the second season has yet to be written and moving from script to production to post-production and finally streaming will take time—though perhaps less time than the first season since not everything needs to be done from scratch.
Many mysteries remain for Season 2 beyond just the release date. Who will take over as principal of Nevermore? What will become of Tyler and Laurel? What new mystery awaits our intrepid detective—and will she get another new dance number? Only time will tell!
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