Wednesday was always destined for success given its ties to The Addams Family property, but that still didn't prepare us for the overnight sensation that it became. The Netflix series, led by Jenna Ortega, tells the story of Wednesday Addams as she attempts to solve a murder mystery at her school. The response was immediate, and it was overwhelmingly positive, which likely contributed to its popularity, with the series surging to Netflix's second-most-watched English-language show.
Even with that, there was a little bit of concern that a second season wouldn't happen due to rights issues, but that ultimately didn't prevent a renewal. Netflix officially announced season 2 in January 2023, giving fans the news they had been waiting for. However, here we are a year later, and production has still not yet commenced.
The good news is that it will begin in April 2024, with filming now taking place in Ireland. Unfortunately, that rules out a 2024 release. The first season took six months to film, so it's likely that season 2 will take just as long. And with the level of post-production that a show the level of Wednesday would require, we're probably looking at a summer or fall 2025 release for the second season at this point.