In the update fans have been screaming for, we finally have some post-strike action on the second season of Netflix’s most popular show to date, the Addams Family spin-off Wednesday.
The show, starring Jenna Ortega in the titular role, premiered in November 2022 and quickly became the streaming service’s most watched show in history. Whilst it was renewed for a second season in January, little has been heard until now.
A source tells us that following the Hollywood strike action, moving Wednesday Season 2 along is a “top priority” for the studios involved, and to that end, we have our first news on production.
Following a logistically difficult first season shoot in Romania; we are hearing that MGM and Netflix will move Wednesday’s production locale to Ireland for the coming season. Where exactly they plan to shoot is currently unknown, but it is another major boost to Ireland’s thriving film and television industry. Shows of enormous calibre such as Vikings, Game of Thrones, and Into the Badlands have all used Ireland as their primary base, and now they welcome what is currently the most-watched show in the English-speaking world to that roster with Wednesday.
Whilst new castings and plot developments are for-the-most-part still unknown, we do know that the main cast had their contract options extended following Season One. This almost guarantees the return of Jenna Ortega, Hunter Doohan, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, amongst others.
We are currently hearing that all involved are eyeing an April 2024 date to begin shooting. The gap is likely to polish up the scripts and allow Ortega time to finish her work on other projects, including Beetlejuice 2 and Death of a Unicorne.
However, the April 2024 window does call into question just how much Ortega will be free to participate in Scream 7, which is alleged to be shooting around the same time. Will the actress somehow swing both projects? Or will her role in the slasher sequel be reduced to accommodate her schedule? Unfortunately, only time will tell.
However, it’s great to hear that horror content is moving again following the strike action, and we hope this is the first of many such updates we issue.