Is 'Wednesday' cancelled? Here's why fans are worried about the show's fate

Say it ain't so! Is 'Wednesday' cancelled—even after its enormous success?

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in a fiery background
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Could it be? Is Wednesday cancelled? Our already cold, black hearts will surely rot if the adventure comes to an end.  

Suspicions arose as to whether or not Miss Addams (played by Jenna Ortega) will return for another semester at Nevermore Academy. Considering the show raked in massive success on Netflix—accumulating a total of 400 million hours in one week alone—this is definitely not one of the projects we'd expect to see on the list of Netflix cancelled shows...but why is the streamer not revealing anything about what's next? Allow us to break it all down for you.

Is 'Wednesday' cancelled? Here's what we know:

Rest assured, fellow Goths, Wednesday season 2 is officially happening! On January 6, Netflix broke its silence and revealed that we're going to be reunited with our spooky heroine. It was a tense wait, but we made it through with good news!

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Originally, fans are dying to return to the school of the supernatural to follow our adorably macabre protagonist and her group of friends: the bubbly Enid Sinclair (Emma Myers), fencing challenger and queen bee Bianca (played by Joy Sunday), and so on. Let's not forget that we still have to figure out what's going on with the not-so-normal "normie" Tyler Galpin (Hunter Doohan) after that massive plot twist. 

Since there's so much unfinished business, we couldn't really part ways with the Tim Burton remake. According to reports from Deadline (opens in new tab), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) and Amazon closed an $8.5 billion merger in 2022, so fans suspected if the show does get a sophomore season, it might appear on Amazon Prime Video instead of Netflix, as it is an MGM project. That's why there was speculation about its cancellation.

Now, rumor has it that the show's heavyweights are currently scouting out filming locations, so we'll keep our fingers crossed that we get more screen time with our leading lady. (And Thing, of course!)  

While we wait to learn more about Miss Addams' next moves, make sure to marathon movies and shows like Wednesday to keep you in a spooky state of mind. 

Danielle Valente

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 

The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.  

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 

When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)