Netflix officially confirmed Wednesday, the Tim Burton series with Jenna Ortega, for a second season. On Twitter here is the official confirmation: "More torture is coming. Lucky you" In an interview with Tudum.com, the creators and producers of the hit series said they were thrilled to resume Wednesday's tortuous journey: "We can't wait to dive headfirst and explore the bizarre and ghostly world of Nevermore.
We must just make sure Wednesday didn't empty the pool early." Interpreted by Jenna Ortega, with Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, and directed by Tim Burton, Wednesday is proving to be one of the most watched series ever, with over a billion views, thus placing itself in the Olympus next to Stranger Things 4 and the Korean Squid Game.
On Wednesday, it placed second in the most popular TV products chart with 1.237 billion hours viewed in the first 28 days.
Wednesday by Tim Burton: a success on Netflix
The series is a horror-fantasy comedy that follows the adventures of Wednesday Addams, played by Jenna Ortega, at the private high school Nevermore Academy in the fictional town of Jericho.
Tim Burton is one of the executive producers together with, among others, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, creators of the television series Smallville, and Kevin Miserocchi, author of the book The Addams Family: An Evilution, 2010, as well as former producer of the CGI animated film Addams Family 2019.
Burton also directs the first four episodes of the first season, with the other four directed by Gandja Monteiro and James Marshall. The series holds the record for the most hours viewed in a week for an English-language Netflix series, surpassing the previous record held by Stranger Things season 4.
On May 19, 2021 Jenna Ortega was cast in the lead role. To prepare for her role, Ortega learned to play the cello and took lessons in canoeing, fencing, archery and German. She also deliberately avoided talking to Christina Ricci about her character interpretation during filming in order to get a more personal and original interpretation.