Directed by Tim Burton, Jenna Ortega plays the role of Wednesday Adams with Catherine Zeta Jones playing Morticia.
Fans just can’t get enough of Netflix Wednesday. The black comedy tells the story of Wednesday Adams, the eldest son 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 playing the iconic role of Wednesday, while other stars include Catherine Zeta Jones (Chicago) as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán (Narcos) as Gomez Addams and Wednesday’s original actress Christina. Ricci playing the role of Mrs. Thornhill.
The Addams Family originally began life as a cartoon in 1938, but is best known for its television show in the 1960s and iconic movies in the 1990s that featured Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester. The latest reboot is designed to bring the series into a whole new generation, with a whole different story.
So how many Wednesday episodes are there and will there be a season 2? Here is everything you need to know.
When did Wednesday premiere on Netflix?
Wednesday dropped on Netflix on Wednesday, November 24.
Which it is the plot?
Wednesday follows Wednesday Adams, the eldest daughter of the Adams family, when her parents send her to study at Nevermore Academy.
A true coming-of-age story here is the official Netflix synopsis: “Wednesday’s attempts to master his emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous murder spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that engulfed his parents 25 years ago – all while navigating their new and very tangled relationships in Nevermore.
Who stars on Wednesday?
Wednesday Adams is played by Ortgea, best known for her roles in Netflix’s Scream and You, opposite Penn Badgley. The 20-year-old actress was confirmed to play the lead role of the show 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 original Wednesday actress Christina Ricci who plays the role of Mrs. Thornhill.
Here’s the full cast for Wednesday:
- Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
- Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
- Luis Guzman as Gomez Addams
- Christina Ricci as Mrs. Thornhill
- Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
- Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester
- Gwendoline 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
- Johnna Dias-Watson as Divine Tommie
- Earl Jenkins as Mayor Walker
- Oliver Watson as Kent
How many episodes are there in Wednesday?
Wednesday is made up of eight episodes, and they will all be released in one go. This means fans can watch the entire season in one sitting and don’t have to wait to watch episodes, like they did with Stranger Things.
These are the titles of each of the eight episodes:
- Wednesday’s child is full of woe
- Ay is the loneliest number
- friend or woe
- oh what a night
- You reap what you afflict
- quid pro alas
- If you don’t grieve for now
- A murder of woes
Will there be a Wednesday season 2?
Netflix has yet to confirm if the show has been renewed for a second season. The streaming service will likely want to wait to see how the first season pans out before making any plans. The season 1 finale leaves a lot of questions, so there’s a chance Netflix has planned a second season to provide fans with the answers.
The Adams Family is a popular franchise, so even if they don’t decide to do a second season, fans can expect another spin-off. Reported by Screenrant, Wednesday’s co-creator Alfred Gough hinted at the possibility of exploring another member of the family in an interview with Empire. Gough said: “Miles (Millar, his fellow creator) and I are talking to each other about it. There’s definitely more you can explore in the world of the Addamses.”