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Wednesday Showrunner Says Show Will Explore The Challenges Of Friendship If Given A Season 2

Netflix's latest hit, "Wednesday," has already been filling up social media feeds with posts talking about the eerie yet intriguing show based on the eldest daughter of "The Addams Family." It debuted in its entirety on the day before Thanksgiving, and although it is still very new, there is already talk of "Wednesday" being renewed for a second season.

The show follows Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega), an exceptionally morbid teenage student at a school for gifted outcasts. In the first episode, Wednesday moves to the boarding school, where she is introduced to her roommate Enid Sinclair (Emma Myers), a typical bubbly teen who shares nothing in common with her new roommate. "The series is really about a girl who sees the world in black and white, and learning there are shades of gray," said co-showrunner Al Gough to TVLine. And while Wednesday couldn't be more different than Enid, both girls will benefit from one another as they learn how to see the world from a different perspective. The two share a tentative friendship throughout the first season, and the co-showrunner hopes to explore some of the more complicated aspects of it if there is a second season.

Friendship is already a big theme in Wednesday

It's hard not to notice the theme of friendship already permeating the story beats in "Wednesday" and Gough is looking to dive deeper into the messy parts of the already complicated relationships on the show. While Wednesday and Enid's relationship has already been tested in the first season, Gough hopes to find even more stories to tell of the roller coaster that can be teenage relationships. "It's never going to be smooth sailing. And it's really [Wednesday] learning to navigate the ups and downs of friendship," Gough explained.

Ortega's excellent portrayal of Wednesday leaves room for the showrunners to explore challenges in her friendship with Enid as well as the many other characters on the show. And with all the buzz surrounding the show, it's probably a safe bet to say that "Wednesday" will get the green light for another season. But even if Netflix does pick it up for more seasons, fans will still have to wait a good amount of time for any new episodes.

If the production timeline for a new season is similar to the first — filming began in September 2021 and concluded in March 2022 — it would mean six months of filming and likely equal time in post-production, putting a release date pretty far in the future.