The series focused on the Addams Family character, which broke audience records on the streaming platform and will win new episodes. The Wandinha is the Brazilian version of Wednesday Addams.
Will there be a season 2 of Wednesday? Wandinha, a Netflix series that follows young Wednesday Addams, had its second season confirmed on the 6th day of January 2023. The information was announced on Netflix’s Twitter handle and was already expected by fans since Netflix also published a video of the character with the words “The End?” Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, both of Smallville, wrote the project, and Tim Burton oversaw its production. The project’s first episode, which aired on November 23, 2022, broke audience records. Wandinha even dethroned the fourth season of Stranger Things as the biggest premiere in English on the platform.
The series, which mixes comedy with horror aesthetics, tells the story of events that occurred after Wandinha (Jenna Ortega) went to study at a mysterious boarding school. The first season had eight episodes and left some hooks for the development of the second.
The news of the renewal comes at the end of a week where rumors indicated that the second season of the series would be shown on Prime Video, due to the purchase of MGM, the company responsible for the production of Wandinha, by Amazon. In an interview with Tudum.com, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, producers, and showrunners, say they are excited about the renewal of the series. “We can’t wait to dive headfirst into a new season and further explore the universe of Escola Nunca Mais.” “We just need to make sure Wandinha hasn’t emptied the pool,” they joke in the ad.
In the video, Wandinha says it was torture to be chased, haunted, and imitated by thousands of people on the Internet, referring to the dance challenge on TikTok. For this, she thanks her fans. At the end of the few seconds of images, the text indicates that the second season will soon arrive on streaming.
What to expect?
In an interview with TV Line, showrunners Gough, and Millar said that, in this second season, they intend to show more of the girl’s relationship with other characters, especially with her mother, Morticia Addams (Cathrine Zeta-Jones). During the interview, they said that they intend to keep the focus on Wandinha, but that they feel that they have only scratched the surface concerning the other characters in the series. About this, they stated, “We have incredible characters and actors. Catherine, I believe, is an iconic Morticia. The relationship between her and Wandinha is very important to the series, as is the idea that the girl is trying to “forge her path.”
For the producers, Wandinha is about a girl learning to see shades of gray in a black-and-white world. The expectation is that, during the second season, the inflexible and not very tolerant worldview will be challenged as the young woman grows and matures. For this, building and developing relationships will be fundamental.
What is Wandinha about?
Wandinha Addams transfers to the Larissa Weems-run Nevermore boarding school, where her parents Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Gomez Addams (Luis Guzmán) studied, after causing an incident at the institution where she previously attended high school. A lot of strange deaths start to happen at the institution for young people with paranormal abilities. While developing her gifts, Wandinha then suspects that this place hides deadly secrets, some of which include those of her parents.
The series has been a great success with the public, reaching an impressive 341.2 million hours watched in the first week. In all, according to Netflix, the series was watched in more than 50 million homes, surpassing other successful titles on the platform such as the fourth season of Stranger Things, which had 335.01 million hours watched in its opening week, and Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, with 299.840 million.
The critical reception, however, was more lukewarm. The first episode of the show got a 70% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 66 on Metacritic. As for the evaluation of users on these same platforms, the numbers were much more expressive: 88% on Rotten Tomatoes and 75% on Metacritic. On IMDb, the series is also well-rated, with a score of 8.5 out of 10.