Jenna Ortega is a producer on Wednesday season 2 and says the show will be ditching romance in favor of horror
When the writers room for season 2 of Netflix’s hit Addams Family series Wednesday opened a few months ago, star Jenna Ortega – who will also be receiving a producing credit on the new season – told Jimmy Fallon that they were thinking of boosting the horror aspect of the show and getting Wednesday “out of the romantic situation”. The writers are currently on strike, but Ortega has now confirmed that the plan for Wednesday season 2 is to get rid of the romance and lean into horror.
During a conversation with Elle Fanning for Variety’s Actors on Actors series, Ortega said, “We’ve decided we want to lean into the horror aspect of the show a little bit more. Because it is so lighthearted, and a show like this with vampires and werewolves and superpowers, you don’t want to take yourself too seriously.” Plus, “We’re ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday, which is really great.“
The first season saw Wednesday Addams in a love triangle with the characters Tyler Galpin (Hunter Doohan) and Xavier Thorpe (Percy Hynes White), a storyline Ortega was not a fan of.
Ortega went on to discuss becoming a producer on the show: “We had already been throwing out so many ideas, and I’m somebody who’s very hands on. I want to be able to follow the show. With a character as beloved and legendary as Wednesday, I didn’t want her to be wrong. I try to have conversations as often as possible. We would all get together on set with the writers, Tim [Burton] and myself to decide what worked and what didn’t. It was a very collaborative environment. In preparation for the second season, we wanted a head start and to ensure that we could begin the conversations earlier. I’m so curious. I want to see the outfits, new characters that are coming in, scripts, and they were gracious enough to let me put the producer hat on.“
Are you glad to hear that Ortega becoming a producer on Wednesday is leading to the show ditching romance in favor of horror in season 2? Leave a comment to let us know what you think.