After the massive success of The Addams’ Family prequel series, the executive producer greenlit Wednesday season 2. Alfred Gough, co-creator and executive producer of the Netflix dark drama, hinted at a possible follow-up by saying there is ‘definitely more that you can explore in the world of the Addamses’.
In a recent conversation with Empire, Gough said, ‘[Screenwriter] Miles Millar and I are talking amongst ourselves about it. There’s definitely more that you can explore in the world of the Addamses.’ Meanwhile, in an interview with TV Line, Millar also confirmed discussions are underway, with producers keen to focus on other members of the iconic family, rather than just Wednesday (Jenna Ortega).
He revealed one possible plot line for a second series that could be to explore more of the relationship between Wednesday and her mother, Morticia aka Catherine Zeta-Jones. Millar said, ‘We felt like we just touched the surface with those characters and the actors are so amazing in those roles. Miller added to the outlet, “Catherine is, I think, an iconic Morticia. The relationship between Wednesday and Morticia is also essential to the show, and the idea that Wednesday is trying to forge her own path outside the family is important.”
The screenwriter also revealed that they definitely want to feature the family as ‘we did this season in a couple of episodes if we were to get a second season.’ The new Tim Burton spin-off about the iconic Addams Family focuses on the gothic teen Wednesday. The show landed on Netflix last week and propelled straight to the top of the most-watched list, beating the likes of The Crown, 1899 and Dead to Me.
The spooky drama sees Zeta-Jones playing the unique Morticia, and her husband Gomez played by Luis Guzmán, along with Uncle Fester (Fred Armisen) and Pugsley (Isaac Ordonez). Christina Ricci, who starred as Wednesday in The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993) also plays a cameo in the Netflix show as Miss Thornhill. The first season finishes with the gothic teen going home for the holidays after her first term at Nevermore Academy, where she honed her psychic abilities and solves mysteries.