Showrunner for Netflix’s Wednesday confirms there are plans for more seasons
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Fans of the new Wednesday series will be pleased to know that the titular character could return for more seasons.
Directed by Tim Burton, Wednesday follows the Addams family's daughter as she attends a new school and becomes entangled in a murder mystery plot.
While Wednesday goes through the regular ups and downs when starting somewhere new, from making new friends and foes while at Nevermore Academy, she also has to investigate a brutal murder spree.
Speaking to Variety, showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar explained that when they plan a show they always consider making more than just one season.
Millar revealed they have laid out ‘at least three or four seasons,’ of the hit Netflix show although they like to keep the outline flexible because the plan can ‘evolve and change’.
“We certainly have a pretty clear runway of what we want to do in future seasons,” he teased.
Wednesday marks the first time fans have seen a live-action Addams family on screen in decades, with the last dose being The Addams Family sitcom which aired between 1998 and 1999.
The new Netflix series consists of eight episodes at a 45-minute length.
This time, Wednesday Addams is played by Jenna Ortega - the 20-year-old who rose to fame in the Disney Channel sitcom Stuck in the Middle and more recently appeared in the terrifying Scream film series.
Jenna is joined by Luis Guzmán, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Isaac Ordonez and Gwendoline Christie in the main cast.
Perhaps the most surprising name in the cast for the Netflix series is Christina Ricci, who originally played Wednesday Addams in the classic live-action films The Addams Family and Addams Family Values.
For Wednesday, Ricci plays the new character Marilyn Thornhill.
Viewers are completely enamoured with Jenna's performance, especially her lack of blinking.
It has since become a major talking point on social media, so much so the official Netflix account joined the conversation.
"After trying one take where she didn’t blink, Tim Burton was so enamored with the result he told Jenna Ortega not to blink anymore when playing Wednesday," a tweet from the official account shared.
"So she didn’t."
That's what we call dedication.
Others pointed out that Wednesday does actually blink sometimes, but only when she's uncomfortable.
Netflix has yet to renew Wednesday for a second season.