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
(Image credit: Vlad Cioplea/Netflix © 2022)

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!

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, 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
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

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