They took their time with it, but now it’s official – “The Addams Family” goth mystery spin-off series “Wednesday” has officially been renewed for a second season by Netflix.
The Jenna Ortega-led series debuted on the streamer on November 23rd and quickly rose to become Netflix’s third most-popular series of all time, behind only the most recent “Stranger Things” season and “Squid Game”.
It has also twice broken the record for most hours viewed in a single week by an English-language TV series, ad one of the few series on the streamer that has seen over one billion hours viewed. Despite the rapid success, the renewal has been something of a drawn-out process which raised concern.
In addition, rumors cropped up suggesting the project could move to Amazon Prime because the show’s producer is MGM, whom Amazon acquired earlier this year. Those rumors have turned out to be unfounded.
In a statement, showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar say: :=It’s been incredible to create a show that has connected with people across the world. Thrilled to continue Wednesday’s tortuous journey into season two. We can’t wait to dive head first into another season and explore the kooky spooky world of Nevermore. Just need to make sure Wednesday hasn’t emptied the pool first.”
Producers are also said to be exploring ideas for a spin-off, and have already teased second-season plans in prior interviews. It’s not clear how involved producer-director Tim Burton will be with season two as yet.