Don’t worry, fellow outcasts, Netflix’s blockbuster ‘Wednesday’ is returning for a second season, the streamer announced Friday in a short video clip – set snugly to Lady Gaga’s ‘Bloody Mary’. The teaser promises more misery to come, while retaining additional details about the cultural phenomenon’s sophomore installment at a later date.
Showrunners, executive producers and co-creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar told Netflix’s Tudum: “We are thrilled to continue Wednesday’s winding journey into season two. I need to make sure I’m not doing it.”
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Since its premiere on November 23, the series, which is set in a spooky boarding school, has amassed nearly 1.24 billion hours watched within Netflix’s 28-day tally window, making it the second most popular streamer of all time. It became an English program. This means Jenna Ortega’s vehicle has been viewed by more than 182 million households in his home, surpassing his 1 billion hours watched just three weeks after his debut, and surpassing the hit series Stranger. Behind Things 4 and Squid Games.
‘Wednesday’ broke the record for most-watched time in a week for an English-language TV show twice in consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the Netflix Top 10. Not to mention the show’s virality on social media, including recreating Ortega’s choreographed dances, numerous makeup trends for her, and sold-out commercials.
Created by MGM Television and director and executive producer Tim Burton, this detective and supernatural mystery series follows the title Adams spawns as a student at Nevermore Academy. In his local town, solve a murder involving his parents 25 years ago while navigating new and very scary peer-to-peer relationships.
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Gough and Millar previously told TheWrap that Wednesday’s book isn’t over yet, and “certainly has more stories to tell.”
The eight-episode season nearly ties the unresolved ending to Wednesday’s horror-filled first year at Nevermore, but audiences are treated to a final cliffhanger. A farewell iPhone gift from a love-stricken Xavier by Percy Hines White. However, on the car ride home, Wednesday receives several texts from unknown contacts, one in Weathervane with Tyler (Hunter Doohan) and another with Xavier, who she currently has. I’m handing that very phone to her… message “I’m looking at you.
The final message the audience gets a glimpse of is a GIF caricature of her, in her signature braids and uniform, comically murdering her head with a butcher’s knife, replacing her eyes with crosses, and spilling the background in blood.
“Honestly, I wish I cared a little more,” concludes Wednesday with the video announcement. Wait, let the torture begin!
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