The creators of Wednesday have revealed why they chose to base the series on the character of Wednesday Addams. While Wednesday (Jenna Ortega) is usually a young girl in adaptations of The Addams Family, Wednesday sees her as a teenager sent away to the boarding school Nevermore Academy after attempting to kill several of her classmates. There, Wednesday has to solve a murder mystery, while also learning to get along with her fellow outcasts at the academy. The show builds a strong supporting cast around Wednesday, including her roommate Enid (Katelyn Nacon) and Principal Larissa Weems (Gwendoline Christie).
“It was a character that we all really loved, and nobody had spent a lot of time with. And it’s a character we’d only seen really as a 10-, 11-, 12-year-old, who is part of a family and would have a funny line in the scene, but we didn’t know much about her. Her sort of fearlessness and her ability to always be herself with something, that was interesting, and we thought, well, ‘What if she was a teenage girl? And then what if you took her out of the family and put her in boarding school, which is ostensibly a new family? How would she react?'”
Wednesday Season 2 Can Expand The Addams Family
While Wednesday saw the character almost completely separated from her family, the upcoming season can help flash out the rest of the Addams family. While there may be more Addams Family spin-offs, according to Netflix, the second season will still need to flesh out the other characters.
What’s Next For Wednesday Addams?
As a tremendous success, Wednesday won’t be the last that Netflix sees of the macabre hero. Either way, the creators have accomplished their mission and taught audiences everything they need to know about Wednesday Addams.