The Addams Family spin-off series Wednesday only just debuted on Netflix earlier this week, and while the streamer hasn’t officially renewed the series, co-showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar already know what they want to explore in a second season. One of the key elements the filmmakers want to explore is to delve deeper into the complex nature of Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday and how her relationships with others become more layered, while another area would be to involve the rest of her family. All eight episodes of Wednesday streaming now on Netflix.
“The series is really about a girl who sees the world in black and white and learns that there are shades of gray,” Gough recalled. TVLine. “I think like any relationship or any friendship, it can be complicated by other factors. It’s never going to be smooth sailing. And it’s really teaching her to navigate the ups and downs of friendship.”
Part of what made this series so different from all previous Addams Family adaptations is that it specifically caught on on Wednesdays, which brought unexpected storytelling opportunities but also deprived us of the chance to see her dynamic with the rest. to see her family. In Season 1, Catherine Zeta-Jones played her mother Morticia, Luis Guzmán played her father Gomez, and Isaac Ordonez played her brother Pugsley.
“We felt like we just hit the surface with those characters and the actors are so great in those roles,” Millar noted. “Catherine is, I think, an iconic Morticia. The relationship between Wednesday and Morticia is also essential to the show, and the idea of Wednesday trying to carve her own path outside of the family is important.”
That family dynamic won’t completely change for Season 2, though, as he noted that those plans would still honor the title character and how they “really want to focus the show on Wednesdays,” but they “definitely want to show the family like we did this season.” in a few episodes if we got a second season.”
The series is a scavenging, supernatural-infused mystery that charts Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic abilities, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that baffled her parents 25 years ago – all while discovering her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.
All eight episodes of Wednesday streaming now on Netflix. Stay tuned for details on a possible season 2.
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