Nevermore, here we come! Wednesday season 2 is finally filming (but not everyone is returning)

Wednesday. (L to R) Georgie Farmer, Victor Dorobantu, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nayo, Joy Sunday, Owen Painter, Emma Myers, Billie Piper, Jenna Ortega, Evie Templeton, Luis Guzmán, Isaac Ordonez, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alfred Gough, Noah Taylor, Miles Millar, Tim Burton, Steve Buscemi, Moosa Mostafa, Hunter Doohan on the set of Wednesday season 2. Cr. Helen Sloan/Netflix © 2024
Wednesday. (L to R) Georgie Farmer, Victor Dorobantu, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nayo, Joy Sunday, Owen Painter, Emma Myers, Billie Piper, Jenna Ortega, Evie Templeton, Luis Guzmán, Isaac Ordonez, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alfred Gough, Noah Taylor, Miles Millar, Tim Burton, Steve Buscemi, Moosa Mostafa, Hunter Doohan on the set of Wednesday season 2. Cr. Helen Sloan/Netflix © 2024 /

We've finally got the news we've been patiently waiting on about the second season of Netflix's most popular English-language show of all time, Wednesday. Everyone's been waiting for new updates on the highly anticipated Wednesday season 2, especially updates about where it is in the filmmaking process. Well, we have good news to share. Production has officially commenced on the second season, and new casting details have been revealed. More in this below.

Wednesday premiered its first season on Netflix back in November 2022 and was an instant hit. It received mostly positive reviews from critics with many praising Jenna Ortega's performance as the titular character, Wednesday Addams. After only three weeks of being on the platform, the show became the second-most watched English-language Netflix series. It even went on to be nominated for many prestigious awards, ultimately winning four Emmys. Due to all this success, handing out a season 2 renewal was a no-brainer for Netflix. In January 2023, the streaming giant officially gave the green light for a second season.

Since then, fans have been patiently waiting for Wednesday season 2. Sadly, there was a major delay in the filmmaking process due to the actors and writers strikes back in 2023. However, deals were eventually made, and both strikes ended at the end of last year. Now, we've just learned that the cameras have started rolling on the second season and that the cast and crew are hard at work. This is great news because it means that we're one step closer to seeing the new season on our screens!

Here's everything else we know so far about Wednesday season 2 below.

Wednesday season 2 filming updates (May 2024)

Back in November 2023, Deadline reported that production on season 2 was looking to start in late April 2024 and that the show would be changing its main filming location from Romania to Ireland. While filming didn't actually start until now (May 2024), Deadline was right about production being moved to Ireland.

On May 7, Netflix announced to the world that principal photography on Wednesday season 2 had officially begun in Ireland. Check out the streamer's post on X about production starting below!

I'm sure you notice several new faces in the picture above. We'll get to that a little later, but first, we want to give you an estimated filming timeline. Our guess is that we're looking at about six months of production. That's how long it took to film the first season (September 2021 to March 2022). If this actually happens, that means we would be looking at production wrapping up on the second season sometime in November 2024. The episodes would then move over to the post-production process.

However, it's the post-production process that's going to take a while since this show is special effects-heavy. We're probably looking at about eight months of post-production before the second season is ready for viewing. This is how long it took for the episodes of the first season to be edited. However, keep in mind that this is an estimated filming and editing timeline. This has not been confirmed by Netflix nor the show's creative team.

Wednesday season 2 release date predictions

Obviously, a 2024 release is pretty much thrown out since there's just no way the filmmaking process will finish up in time to make a 2024 release. However, it's expected to come out sometime in 2025. Based on our predicted filming and editing timeline above, we could possibly see the second season arrive on Netflix sometime in July 2025. That's our best release prediction for now. Once the show moves further into the filmmaking process, we should have a better idea of when the second season could land on Netflix.


On top of the news that production started, Netflix revealed who will be returning for the second season and who will be joining. Here's who you can expect to see in Wednesday season 2 below.

Returning cast

  • Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
  • Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
  • Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
  • Moosa Mostafa as Eugene
  • Georgie Farmer as Ajax
  • Victor Dorobantu as Thing
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams (bumped up to series regular)
  • Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams (bumped up to series regular)
  • Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams (bumped up to series regular)
  • Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo as Deputy Ritchie Santiago (bumped up to series regular)
  • Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin (returning as a guest star)
  • Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester (returning as a guest star)

New cast members

  • Steve Buscemi as Barry Dort (new series regular)
  • Billie Piper as Capri (new series regular)
  • Evie Templeton (new series regular)
  • Owen Painter (new series regular)
  • Noah Taylor (new series regular)
  • Christopher Lloyd (new guest star)
  • Joanna Lumley as Grandmama (new guest star)
  • Thandiwe Newton as Dr. Fairburn (new guest star)
  • Frances O’Connor (new guest star)
  • Haley Joel Osment (new guest star)
  • Heather Matarazzo (new guest star)
  • Joonas Suotamo (new guest star)

Season 1 cast members Percy Hynes White (Xavier Thorpe) and Naomi J. Ogawa (Yoko Tanaka) will not be returning for the second season. It's unknown if Gwendoline Christie (Principal Weems) and Christina Ricci (Marilyn Thornhill/Laurel Gates) will be coming back, though. Both of their characters' fates at the end of season 1 didn't look good at all.

However, Tim Burton returns as director and executive producer. In addition, Paco Cabezas and Angela Robinson are also signed on to direct. Creators and showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are set to executive produce Wednesday season 2 alongside fellow executive producers Ortega, Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman, Tommy Harper, Karen Richards, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman, Gail Berman, and Meredith Averill. Lastly, MGM Television is the production studio behind the horror series.

What could the second season be about?

Unfortunately, plot details are being kept under wraps. However, some of the cast and crew have shared some juicy deets about what fans could expect in season 2. Ortega has previously stated in an interview with Fallon on The Tonight Show that the second season will focus less on romance and more on horror. Here's what she said below.

"I think we want to up, kind of, the horror aspect a little bit and then get Wednesday out of the romantic situation and just let her be her own individual and fight her own crime."

Jenna Ortega

Sorry, Wednesday and Enid shippers! It looks like we'll be waiting on this romantic pairing.

Creators Gough and Millar have even hinted in the past that we could be seeing more of the Addams family in the second season and that Wednesday's relationship with her mother could be explored more. But what we do know for a fact is that the second season will continue to follow Wednesday as she solves supernatural mysteries while attending Nevermore Academy.

Spoilers ahead from Wednesday season 1

The first season ends with Wednesday headed back home for a break after solving the supernatural mystery involving her parents and defeating Marilyn Thornhill/ Laurel Gates and Joseph Crackstone. But on her way home, she starts receiving cryptic messages on her phone from an unknown stalker. The stalker has been following her since she arrived at Nevermore Academy. Who is this mysterious person? This is how the first season set up the second season. We will most likely see Wednesday trying to figure out who her stalker is in season 2. With Tyler seemingly escaping out of police custody in the last scene of season 1, it looks like we'll see him causing more trouble in season 2.

Wednesday's potential future on Netflix

According to Variety, Gough and Millar are hoping to make more seasons of the horror series after the second season if they get the opportunity.

"For us, it’s always looking at the future, and when we sit down to create a show, it’s looking at multiple seasons, ideally. That’s never expected, but that’s the anticipation that hopefully the show is successful. So you always lay out at least three or four seasons’ worth of potential storylines for the characters."

Alfred Gough and Miles Millar

Seeing as though Wednesday is the most popular English-language Netflix series, we could definitely see there being more seasons in the future. The horror series just needs to keep up the momentum, and everything should be good.

Shows like Wednesday to watch on Netflix

While you wait for the second season to come out, we recommend checking out these similar shows that are currently streaming on Netflix.

  • Stranger Things
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • The Umbrella Academy
  • The Order
  • Legacies
  • You (Jenna Ortega is in the second season)
  • I Am Not Okay With This
  • Dead Boy Detectives
  • Locke & Key
  • The Sandman

That's all we know about Wednesday season 2 at the moment. Be sure to stay tuned to 1428 Elm because we'll be updating this space with new information as it is announced!

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