The highly-anticipated Wednesday Season 2 won’t premiere this year, but Jenna Ortega just shared some details about what to expect from the upcoming season, and they sound exciting.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Jenna Ortega shared several details about Wednesday’s upcoming Season 2. The Netflix spinoff show from the Addams Family premiered in November 2022, and it became a big hit on the streaming service. With Season 2’s premiere date still unset, Jenna Ortega shared that “every episode [of season two] stands out on its own,” making the wait worthwhile.

Jenna Ortega has previously discussed what makes Wednesday Season 2 exciting, and she shared the same sentiment in her latest interview. Although Ortega confirmed filming hasn’t started, she revealed that she’s “just been reading scripts. By the time we actually start shooting, it will have been over two years since we wrapped. So internally, mentally, I’m like, “Okay, do I start prepping myself now?” I don’t consider myself Method or anything like that, but I do think it’s very normal for actors to naturally acclimate or take in the surroundings of their characters, especially when you’re doing something like that for so long.”

Ortega added that “It might be time to start getting a little more sarcastic again or watching different movies again to get into the mindset.” The actress continued that “even reading scripts has been exciting, seeing all of the new characters that are coming in. We’re definitely expanding on the supernatural world,” Ortega hinted. “Our show had all sorts of werewolves and vampires and da-ta-da. And I think we expand on that a little bit.”

Ortega also revealed that what made Wednesday Season 1 so special will continue in its second season. “In the first season we had episodes that really stood out visually, like the dance episode was a really big one for people, and that setting was very particular and it felt like Prom Night, a little bit, or Carrie. Every episode [of season two] that I’ve read so far is like that. It just stands out on its own as a very memorable scene or bit or setting, which I think is what I’m most excited for, because to pull that off for eight episodes is, I think, really incredible and really lucky.”

The show is supposed to start production in April. Wednesday’s new season’s development has also been affected by the SAG-AFTRA strikes, on top of location changes from Romania to Ireland.

Jenna Ortega Recalled Getting Cast In Wednesday

Jenna Ortega was a famous actress when she landed Wednesday, but the series helped her become a household name. With roles in films like 2020’s The Babysitter: Killer Queen, 2022’s Scream and X, and 2023’s Scream VI, Jenna Ortega’s career in horror only improved when cast in Netflix’s Wednesday.

Speaking about her casting, Ortega told the same outlet that “that whole process went down, it was super quick, last-minute. I guess they had been searching for a while. And Netflix sought me out specifically. I didn’t know that my name was even being thrown out or anything like that. I just got an email one day saying, “Hey, Tim Burton really wants to meet with you tomorrow for this job.” It really was just Tim and I speaking and me not really understanding the magnitude of the project or what it could be. I was just excited to be meeting Tim.”

The actress shared that her horror background might’ve helped her get the part: “Honestly, I don’t know if it was a dry sense of humor more so than I had a lot of horror projects coming out and I was coming up on the horror scene a little bit. I think that John [Papsidera, the casting director] maybe jumped on the wave a little early. I don’t know how else to describe it.”

Wednesday Season 2 doesn’t have an official release date, but Jenna Ortega’s new exciting role is in the upcoming Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, set for premiere on September 6, 2024.


By Ivaylo Angelov

Ivaylo Angelov born in Bulgaria, Varna graduated School Geo Milev is Tvserieswelove's Soaps Editor and oversees all of the section's news, features, spoilers and interviews.