According to a fan hypothesis that even has the endorsement of Bruce Campbell, Netflix’s Wednesday is linked to Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult masterpiece The Evil Dead.
In a tweet from the user @patriot Wilson, a side-by-side image of Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday with the Thing perched on her shoulder and Ashley “Ash” Williams (Campbell) from The Evil Dead with a severed hand is shown. This suggests that Ash’s hand traveled to Nevermore to work with Wednesday. Campbell tweeted the side-by-side quotation with the words “You said it, not me.”
Wednesday on Netflix has established itself as a treasure trove for fan theories, crossovers, and imaginative fan art. A TikTok user recently pictured the sulky schoolgirl fighting Chainsaw Man’s Aki Hayakawa. Other ideas link the program to Edgar Allan Poe’s horror writings, even the horror writings of Edgar Allan Poe, and even to Heath Ledger’s well-known Joker performance.
Since Wednesday’s creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar recently hinted that a second season of the program is already in the works, viewers may have even more chances to develop hypotheses about the episode. Gough said he wants to watch the heroine “manage the ups and downs of friendship” as he continues to develop the complicated bond between Wednesday and her werewolf roommate Enid Sinclair (Emma Myers). According to Millar, Wednesday and Morticia’s (Catherine Zeta-Jones) relationship will be developed further over the course of “at least three or four seasons” of Wednesday.
While there is still no word on whether Netflix will purchase the second season of Wednesday, the show’s ratings point to a possible renewal since it is presently on track to become the most popular series the streaming service has ever produced. In third place on Netflix’s list of English-language TV shows behind Stranger Things and Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, the show has received 752.5 hours of viewing so far.