Wednesday has found a new home for season 2, relocating production to Ireland.
The Netflix series starring Scream’s Jenna Ortega as the titular character will bid farewell to Romania, where season 1 was filmed between 2021 and 2022. Nevermore Academy and other key locations for the series created by Al Gough and Miles Millar will now come to life in the Emerald Isle (via Deadline), with details to be confirmed.
Production on the upcoming season is tentatively slated for late April, meaning new episodes can land on the streaming platform in late 2024 or even early 2025.
Premiering in November 2022, the first season saw Wednesday transferring to her parents’ alma mater Nevermore Academy, a school for outcasts with special skills in Jericho, Vermont. There, she learns to master her psychic abilities, inherited from her mother Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones), and attempts to solve a series of brutal homicides terrorising the town.
The series features Game of Thrones’ Gwendoline Christie as Nevermore Headmistress Larissa Weems and Emma Myers as werewolf and Wednesday’s roommate Enid Sinclair, with Luis Guzmán guest starring as Gomez Addams and Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester.
Chapter one also starred Christina Ricci (Yellowjackets), who played Wednesday in the 1990s films directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. On Wednesday, the star portrayed the role of botany teacher Marilyn Thornhill, Wednesday’s dorm mother who harboured a dark secret.
While most of the cast is expected to reprise their roles in the new instalment, Christie’s shapeshifting character’s fate was left ambiguous after season 1’s deadly showdown. But not all hope is lost, as the actress herself teased to Digital Spy.
“We haven’t seen her put in the ground, have we?” she said. “I feel like Larissa Weems would not really be prepared to entertain or be dominated by anything as commonplace as death.”
Wednesday is streaming on Netflix now.