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Wednesday Season 2 Begins Production And Adds 12 New Cast Members, Including Addams Alumnus

Netflix's hit series snaps back into it with its Season 2 adding Christopher Lloyd, Thandiwe Newton, Haley Joel Osment, and many others.


Netflix‘s breakout hit Wednesday has started production on its Season 2 and has added a dozen actors to its cast. Filming has begun in Ireland on the series, produced by Tim Burton, with Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams as she attends and investigates the inner-workings of Nevermore Academy.

The new backdrop is a change from the first season, which was primarily shot in Romania. Oscar winner Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán are returning as Morticia and Gomez Addams, respectively. Isaac Ordonez and Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo are also back as Wednesday's brother Pugsley, and Deputy Ritchie Santiago.

Fan-favorite Thing delivered new scripts to cast members on set and is the main character on Netflix's newly launched Tik Tok channel, aka "Thing Tok," dedicated to all things Wednesday from Thing's unique perspective.

The series has added Steve Buscemi (The Big Lebowski, Boardwalk Empire), Billie Piper (Scoop, I Hate Suzie), Evie Templeton (Return to Silent Hill, Lord of Misrule), Owen Painter (Tiny Beautiful Things, The Handmaid’s Tale) and Noah Taylor (Law & Order: Organized Crime, Park Avenue) all as new series regulars.

In addition to that, the new season will feature a slew of guest stars including Addams Family alumni and Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd (Addams Family, Back to the Future), Joanna Lumley (Fool Me Once, Absolutely Fabulous), Thandiwe Newton (Westworld, Crash), Frances O’Connor (The Missing, The Twelve), Haley Joel Osment (The Kominsky Method, Somebody I Used to Know), Heather Matarazzo (The Princess Diaries, Scream) and Joonas Suotamo, with roles yet to be announced.

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"We are thrilled that the entire Addams family will be enrolling in Nevermore Academy this season along with a dream cast of icons and new faces," showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar said in a statement.

Ortega will also be teaming with Burton on Beetlejuice Beetlejuice, the sequel to his 1988 horror comedy, in theaters on September 6.

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