Jenna Ortega , star and producer of Wednesday , has clear ideas about the direction that the second season will take.
Speaking with Elle Fanning on the latest episode of Variety ‘s Actors on Actors , the actress confirmed that the new episodes will put more emphasis on horror:
We have decided that we want to focus a little more on the horror aspect of the series. She’s very lighthearted, and in a show like this with vampires and werewolves and superpowers, you don’t have to take yourself too seriously.
In the first season, Wednesday experienced a love triangle with Tyler Galpin (Hunter Doohan) and Xavier Thorpe (Percy Hynes White) , criticized by some fans: well, such a situation will not happen again.
We’re trashing any romantic interests on Wednesday, which is great. We will be bolder, darker.
Previously, Jenna Ortega said that love triangle “didn’t make sense” for a character like Wednesday .
Netflix has obviously not announced when the second season will be released, it is still too early. We will keep you posted.
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The eight-episode series is an investigative and supernatural thriller that traces Wednesday’s years as a student at Nevermore Academy, describing her attempts to control her paranormal powers, to foil a monstrous series of murders terrorizing the local community, and to solve the mystery involving his parents 25 years ago… all while exploring the new and complicated relationships of the strange and diverse student body.
The cast includes Jenna Ortega ( Wednesday ), Luis Guzmán ( Gomez ), Catherine Zeta-Jones ( Morticia ), Victor Dorobantu ( Mano ), Issac Ordonez ( Pugsley ), George Burcea ( Lurch ), Tommie Earl Jenkins ( Mayor Walker ), Iman Marson ( Lucas Walker ), William Houston ( Joseph Crackstone ), Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo ( Deputy Sheriff Santiago ),Oliver Watson ( Kent ), Calum Ross ( Rowan ), Johnna Dias Watson ( Divina ), Gwendoline Christie ( Larissa Weems ), Riki Lindhome , Jamie McShane , Hunter Doohan , Georgie Farmer , Moosa Mostafa , Emma Myers , Naomi J. Ogawa , Joy Sunday , Percy Hynes White and Christina Ricci .
This new series was written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar , known for creating Smallville, Shannara and Into the Badlands . The two screenwriters are also executive producers together with Tim Burton himself . The latter directed four episodes.
The production is being handled by MGM TV , which holds the rights to the franchise.