Thandiwe Newton Joins Cast of Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ Season 2


Thandiwe Newton, acclaimed for her performances in “Westworld” and various films, is joining the cast of Netflix’s “Wednesday” for its highly anticipated second season. Details about Newton’s character remain confidential.

“Wednesday” is a coming-of-age comedy created by Al Gough and Miles Millar, known for “Smallville,” and directed/executive produced by Tim Burton. The show follows Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega) as she navigates Nevermore Academy, mastering her psychic abilities and unraveling supernatural mysteries.

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The ensemble for Season 1 included Catherine Zeta-Jones as matriarch Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, and a talented array of supporting actors such as Thora Birch, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan, Georgie Farmer, Moosa Mostafa, Emma Myers, Naomi J. Ogawa, Joy Sunday, and Percy Hynes White.

Ortega will reprise her titular role in Season 2 alongside returning cast members, although specific details about the returning actors have not been disclosed. Joining them are newcomers Steve Buscemi and Thandiwe Newton.

While specific plot details for Season 2 remain under wraps, rumors suggest that Buscemi may portray the new principal of Nevermore Academy. The extent of appearances by recurring characters like Uncle Fester in the sophomore season remains uncertain.

Other executive producers are Steve Stark (Toluca Pictures), Andrew Mittman (1.21 Entertainment), Kevin Miserocchi (Tee and Charles Addams Foundation), Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman (Glickmania), Gail Berman, Tommy Harper, and Kevin Lafferty.

Wednesday debuted to significant acclaim and a dedicated fan base, exploring a supernatural mystery against the backdrop of Nevermore Academy. Season 1’s success catapulted the show to prominence, earning accolades and nominations for its cast and creators.

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Newton’s extensive experience in both television and film, including her Emmy-winning role in “Westworld,” brings a wealth of talent and gravitas to “Wednesday.” Her presence underscores the series’ commitment to compelling storytelling and diverse character dynamics, further heightening anticipation for the upcoming season.

As production gears up for Season 2, audiences eagerly anticipate further updates on Newton’s character and the unfolding narrative. With the release not expected until 2025, more revelations are likely to emerge in due course.

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