Fans may have to wait a little longer than expected for Wednesday Season 2 to hit Netflix.
As the leaves turn golden and the autumn chill sets in, avid fans of Netflix’s hit series Wednesday eagerly anticipate the return of Jenna Ortega’s enigmatic character to their screens. However, the much-anticipated second season of this breakout show won’t be gracing our screens this fall. While the wait may seem interminable, there are several reasons behind the delay, with the ongoing WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes playing only a peripheral role.
Wednesday, which captivated audiences worldwide with its debut last November, quickly skyrocketed to become one of Netflix’s biggest titles. Its success earned it a well-deserved renewal for a second season, prompting widespread excitement among fans.
The first piece of good news is that Wednesday is indeed coming back for another season. The not-so-good news, however, is that the show has been affected by the industry-wide strikes, which have temporarily halted production. Nevertheless, it’s crucial to clarify that the strikes are not the primary reason for the show’s delayed return.
The original plan for Wednesday was never to release Season 2 in 2023. Instead, production was scheduled to commence in the final months of this year, with the aim of bringing Season 2 to our screens in 2024.bHowever, due to the strikes, the show’s production is currently on hold. It won’t resume until the strikes are resolved, and new agreements are reached between the studios and unions. A major factor that remains uncertain is Jenna Ortega’s busy schedule, which might influence the timing of production for Wednesday Season 2.
If production can begin before the end of 2023 or early in 2024 after the strikes are resolved, there’s a slim possibility that we might still see Wednesday Season 2 by the end of the year. Nonetheless, this seems to be a stretch, considering the show’s extensive filming and post-production requirements.
In the best-case scenario, Netflix could pull out all the stops to bring Wednesday Season 2 to eager viewers in the fall of 2024. However, there is also a chance that the show might face further delays and not grace our screens until 2025, contingent on when production can finally get underway.
In the midst of this wait, fans can take solace in the fact that the creators of Wednesday are likely striving to make the second season even more captivating and worth the extended anticipation. While the strikes have played a role in the delay, they are but a temporary roadblock on the path to delivering another thrilling installment of Wednesday to audiences eager for more of the supernatural adventures of Jenna Ortega’s iconic character. Until then, viewers will have to exercise patience and keep their fingers crossed for a speedy resolution to the strikes, ensuring that Wednesday Season 2 can return to production and, ultimately, to our screens.