After much delay and speculation about its cancellation, Netflix has finally announced the second season of the lauded comedy-horror show ‘Wednesday,’ reports Deadline.

Prior to this, it was reported by Forbes that the Jenna Ortega-starrer might be scratched due to the alleged conflicts arising between its ownership. For the unversed, the show was initially a project of MGM production, but in March 2022, Amazon and MGM closed an $8.5 million merger.
Although the aforementioned publication suggested that Amazon, Netflix’s biggest rival, would not allow the show to continue on the streaming giant, it appears that’s not the case. Even though it may be an odd situation, it looks like the mammoth success of Wednesday is the primary reason that has sealed the deal between all parties.
Only a week after its debut on Netflix, the Addam Family’s spinoff series Wednesday topped the viewership of Stranger Thing’s fourth season. Taking to Twitter, Netflix announced that Wednesday was watched for 341.23 million hours in the first week after its premiere on November 23, setting a new record for an English-language series on the streaming portal.
The post read, “Wednesday now holds the record for most hours viewed in a week for a series on Netflix, with 341.2 million hours!”

Netflix also revealed that Tim Burton’s directorial Wednesday is leading the viewership in a total of 83 countries, surpassing Stranger Things season 4 which was viewed for 335.01 million hours during the first week of its release.
Wednesday is a new take on the legendary comic strip The Addams Family, which was created by Charles Addams and later inspired a 1960s sitcom and a 1990s motion picture. The well-acclaimed TV show follows a young goth named Wednesday Addams, played by Ortega, who joins Nevermore Academy in an effort to develop her psychic skills and investigate a crime that occurred twenty years ago.
Other than Ortega, the show stars Christina Ricci, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Gwendoline Christie, and Emma Myers in pivotal roles.
In an interview with Tudum, co-showrunners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough revealed that they can’t wait for another season. “We can’t wait to dive headfirst into another season and explore the kooky, spooky world of Nevermore. We just need to make sure Wednesday hasn’t emptied the pool first,” quipped the two.

The story was filed by the News Desk. The Desk can be reached at info@thecorrespondent.com.pk.

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