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Jenna Ortega Wants To See A Darker Wednesday Should Season 2 Follow

While Season 2 of "Wednesday" hasn't been announced, titular star Jenna Ortega already has plans for how she wants her character to evolve in her sophomore year at Nevermore.

Executive produced by Tim Burton, "Wednesday" has emerged as an absolute triumph for Netflix after a shaky 2022. The gothic mystery series, the latest in the ever-expanding "Addams Family" multimedia franchise, debuted to overwhelming viewership in late November 2022. Garnering 341.2 million hours viewed during its first week, the series usurped "Stranger Things" Season 4 for the most hours viewed in a week for an English-language TV series on Netflix, per Variety.

The streamer hasn't confirmed that a second season is in the works though it's hard not to imagine executives scrambling contracts together to get production fast-tracked. Series creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough already have a blueprint for what's next should Season 2 be commissioned. "For us, it's always looking at the future, and when we sit down to create a show, it's looking at multiple seasons," Millar told Variety. "That's never expected, but that's the anticipation that hopefully the show is successful."

While Millar and Gough have remained tight-lipped about what a "Wednesday" Season 2 could entail, Ortega has candidly revealed that she hopes her Addams family heroine becomes darker, as if that's even possible.

Jenna Ortega doesn't want Wednesday to be a typical hero

While speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Wednesday Addams star Jenna Ortega was asked what she would like to see in a hypothetical second season. "I kinda want her to be darker," the "Scream" actress expressed. "I want her to get more in the nitty gritty of things and not play things so safe because there's a lot of lines in this [season] about her saving the school and doing whatever but for me, her main drive with the monster was kind of a competitiveness." With the help of the fan-favorite Thing, Wednesday finds herself spending much of her time at Nevermore trying to deduce the identity of the ghoulish monster on a murderous rampage.

Wednesday never shies away for expressing her disdain for her new educational arrangement and spends much of the series trying to escape from it. Throwing herself into the mystery of the nefarious Hyde is the perfect way for the young Wednesday to express her dark sensibilities. Ortega continued by expanding on how Wednesday and the monster are in a cycle of competition, hinting that the internet's favorite goth could even be jealous of Hyde's capabilities. "'Man, how is this guy doing this and why can't I?'" Ortega said, highlighting Wednesday's inherent curiosity regarding the monster's powers. 

While Tim Burton's "Wednesday" is another surefire hit for Netflix, the streaming giant hasn't officially confirmed a second season. Should a Season 2 follow, Ortega says she wants Wednesday to "continue down an anti-hero stream rather than [be a] typical hero." Let's hope Ortega gets her wish.