Netflix has confirmed the return of the hugely successful Wednesday for a second season, which will be exclusive to the streaming service. More information on Season 2 is yet to be revealed.
In an interview with Tudum.com, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Creators/Showrunners/Executive Producers) expressed their joy at the show’s international success. The duo said, “It’s been incredible to create a show that has connected with people across the world. Thrilled to continue Wednesday’s tortuous journey into season two. We can’t wait to dive headfirst into another season and explore the kooky spooky world of Nevermore. Just need to make sure Wednesday hasn’t emptied the pool first.”
Besides its immense popularity, Wednesday (produced by MGM Television) is also having a significant effect on the entertainment industry, social media, music, fashion, and beauty.
Since the series debuted in November 2022:
- Wednesday is now one of the most successful series ever on Netflix. It ranks #2 on the Most Popular (English) TV list with 1.237 Billion hours viewed within its first 28 days.
- More than 182 Million households have seen the series since its debut. (1.237B hours divided by 6.8 hours)
- Wednesday crossed the 1 billion hour view mark only three weeks after debut – joining Stranger Things 4 and Squid Game as the third title to reach this milestone within its first 28 days.
- The series broke the record for the most hours viewed in a week for an English-language TV series on Netflix – not once, but twice – when it debuted in the #1 spot with a record-breaking 341.23M hours viewed, and again in its second week with a staggering 411.29M hours viewed.
- To date, Wednesday has had six consecutive weeks with over 100+M hours viewed on the English TV List — another record!
- On TikTok, #WednesdayAddams has amassed over 22 Billion views
- The Wednesday soundtrack reached #1 on the iTunes Soundtrack chart where it remained in the Top 10 for three weeks. Wednesday Addams, the artist, now has over 1 Million followers on Spotify.
- On Spotify, “Goo Goo Muck” by The Cramps saw a streaming increase of more than 9.5K% compared to the month prior to the series release.
- Wednesday’s iconic dance scene has gone massively viral across global social media. Fan-generated content utilizing “Bloody Mary” by Lady Gaga led to a streaming increase of more than 1,800% of the song on Spotify compared to the month prior to the series’ release. Even Lady Gaga joined in on the fun.
- With over 80 Million views and counting, fans can’t get enough of the cast’s reaction to the iconic dance scene video.
- Wednesday’s viral makeup look has been searched for and viewed over 100 Million times by fans on TikTok.
- Wednesday products are in high demand with select items selling out at retailers like Hot Topic, MAC, and Cakeworthy.
ABOUT WEDNESDAY (SEASON 1)
- Premiere Date: November 23, 2022
- Logline: The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.
- Showrunners / Executive Producers / Writers: Alfred Gough & Miles Millar
- Director / Executive Producer: Tim Burton
- Executive Producers: Steve Stark (Toluca Pictures), Andrew Mittman (1.21 Entertainment), Kevin Miserocchi (Tee and Charles Addams Foundation), Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman (Glickmania), Gail Berman, Tommy Harper, Kevin Lafferty
- S1 Cast: Jenna Ortega (Wednesday Addams), Gwendoline Christie (Principal Larissa Weems), Jamie McShane (Sheriff Galpin), Percy Hynes White (Xavier Thorpe), Hunter Doohan (Tyler Galpin), Emma Myers (Enid Sinclair), Joy Sunday (Bianca Barclay), Naomi J Ogawa (Yoko Tanaka), Moosa Mostafa (Eugene Ottinger), Georgie Farmer (Ajax Petropolus), Riki Lindhome (Dr. Valerie Kinbott), with Christina Ricci (Marilyn Thornhill) and guest stars Catherine Zeta-Jones (Morticia Addams), Luis Guzmán (Gomez Addams), Fred Armisen (Uncle Fester) and Isaac Ordonez (Pugsley Addams)
- Studio: MGM Television