In Tim Burton’s production, Jenna Ortega plays Wednesday Adams and Catherine Zeta-Jones plays Morticia.
Fans can’t get enough of the Netflix environment anymore. The dark comedy tells the story of Wednesday Adams, the eldest child of the Adams family, who is sent to study at Nevermore Academy.
Directed by Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands). Scream actress Jenna Ortega takes the reins as the iconic role of Wednesday, while other stars include Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán (Narcos) as Gomez Addams, and original actress Wednesday Christina. Ricci as Miss Thornhill.
The Addams Family originally appeared as a cartoon in 1938, but is best known for its 1960s television shows and 1990s cult films in which Christopher Lloyd played Uncle Fester. The latest reboot is meant to introduce the series to a whole new generation with a completely different storyline.
So, how many episodes on Wednesday and will there be a season 2? Here’s everything you need to know.
When was Wednesday released on Netflix?
Wednesday dropped on Netflix on Wednesday, November 24th.
What’s the plot?
Wednesday follows Wednesday Adams, the eldest child of the Adams family, who is sent by her parents to Nevermore Academy to study.
The real coming-of-age story here is the official synopsis from Netflix: “Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic powers, thwart a monstrous murder spree that terrorized a local town, and unravel the supernatural mystery that pitted her parents 25 years ago. – and all this during her new and very complicated relationship in Nevermore.
Who is playing on Wednesday?
Wednesday Adams plays Orthy, who is best known for her roles in Netflix’s Scream and You alongside Penn Badgley. The 20-year-old actress has been confirmed to star in the show back in May 2021.
Directed by Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands), other stars include Catherine Zeta Jones (Chicago) as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán (Narcos) as Gomez Addams, and First Wednesday actress Christina Ricci as Miss Thornhill.
Here’s the full lineup for Wednesday:
- Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
- Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
- Luis Guzman as Gomez Addams
- Christina Ricci as Miss Thornhill
- Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
- Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester
- Gwendolyn Christie as Larissa Weems
- Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott
- Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe
- Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
- Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin
- Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus
- Jonna Diaz-Watson as Divina Tommy
- Earl Jenkins as Mayor Walker
- Oliver Watson as Kent
How many episodes on Wednesday?
“Wednesday” consists of eight episodes, and all of them will be released at the same time. This means that fans can watch the entire season in one sitting and don’t have to wait to watch episodes like they did with Stranger Things.
Here are the titles for each of the eight episodes:
- Wednesday’s child is full of grief
- Grief is the loneliest number
- friend or woe
- Alas, what a night
- You reap what you woe
- Quid Pro Heartbreak
- If you’re not already woe
- Killing Troubles
Will there be season 2 on Wednesday?
Netflix has not yet confirmed whether the show has been renewed for a second season. Chances are the streaming service will want to wait to see how the first season works before making any plans. The end of the first season does leave a lot of questions, so chances are that Netflix has planned a second season to give fans the answers.
The Addams Family is a popular franchise, so even if they don’t decide to make a second season, fans can expect another spin-off. Co-creator Alfred Gough hinted at the possibility of exploring another family member in an interview with Empire on Wednesday, Screenrant reports. Gough said, “Miles (Millar, his fellow creator) and I are discussing this among ourselves. There is definitely something to explore in the world of the Addams.”