Directed by Tim Burton, Jenna Ortega plays Wednesday Adams with Catherine Zeta Jones as Morticia
Fans can’t get enough of Netflix Wednesday already. The dark comedy tells the story of Wednesday Adams, the eldest child 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 and plays the iconic role of Wednesday, while other stars include Catherine Zeta Jones (Chicago) as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán (Narcos) as Gomez Addams and Wednesday original actress Christina Ricci plays the role of Ms. Thornhill.
The Addams Family originally began as an animated film in 1938 but is best known for its TV show in the 1960s and cult films in the 1990s starring Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester. The latest reboot aims to bring the series to a whole new generation with a completely different storyline.
So how many episodes of Wednesday are there and will there be a season 2? Here’s everything you need to know.
When was Wednesday released on Netflix?
Wednesday was released on Netflix on Wednesday November 24th.
What is the plot?
Wednesday follows Adams, the eldest child of the Adams family, as she is sent by her parents to study at Nevermore Academy.
For a true coming-of-age story, here’s the official Netflix synopsis: “Wednesday’s attempts to master her nascent psychic abilities, foil a monstrous killing spree that has been terrorizing the city, and solve the supernatural mystery her parents… 25 years ago – all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.”
Who is playing on Wednesday?
Wednesday Adams will be played alongside Penn Badgley by Ortgea, best known for her roles in Netflix’s ‘Scream’ and ‘You.’ The 20-year-old actress was confirmed as the show’s lead back 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 in the role of Ms. 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 Divina Tommie
- Earl Jenkins as Mayor Walker
- Oliver Watson as Kent
How many episodes are on Wednesday?
Wednesday consists of eight episodes, all of which will be released at once. This means fans can watch the entire season in one sitting and not have to wait to watch episodes like they did with Stranger Things.
Here are the titles for each of the eight episodes:
- Wednesday’s child is full of woe
- Woe is the loneliest number
- friend or woe
- woe, what a night
- You reap what you suffer
- Quid Per Week
- If you don’t hurt me now
- A murder of suffering
Will there be a season 2 on Wednesday?
Netflix has not yet confirmed if the show has been renewed for a second season. It’s likely the streaming service will want to wait to see how the first season fares before making any plans. The end of the first season leaves a lot of questions, so chances are Netflix has planned a second season to provide fans with the answers.
The Adams Family is a popular franchise, so even if fans don’t decide on a second season, they could expect another spin-off. As reported by Screenrant, co-creator Alfred Gough hinted at the possibility of another family member being investigated in an interview with Empire on Wednesday. Gough said, “Miles (Millar, his co-creator) and I are talking about this among ourselves. There is definitely more to discover in the world of Addams.”