The Wednesday creators have explained their decision to base the show on Wednesday Addams. In The Addams Family adaptations, Wednesday (Jenna Ortega) is often a little child, but on Wednesday, she is a teenager who has been banished to the boarding school Nevermore Academy for trying to kill several of her classmates. In addition to learning how to get along with her fellow outcasts at the academy, Wednesday has to solve a murder mystery there. Around Wednesday, the program develops a strong supporting cast that includes her roommate Enid (Katelyn Nacon) and Principal Larissa Weems (Gwendoline Christie).
With over a billion hours seen in only one month, the program has proven to be very popular. Even if Wednesday’s success was expected, it is still surprising that it took so long to put the performance together given how well-known the Addams family is. The Wednesday creators, Al Gough and Miles Millar, detailed why they thought the character so interesting that they decided to make a program on her in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The two are keen to investigate Wednesday’s original notion, which is devoted to examining the character’s development and her viewpoint on the world. Here is a quotation from them:
“It was a character that we all really loved, and nobody had spent a lot of time with. And it’s a character we’d only seen really as a 10-, 11-, 12-year-old, who is part of a family and would have a funny line in the scene, but we didn’t know much about her. Her sort of fearlessness and her ability to always be herself with something, that was interesting, and we thought, well, ‘What if she was a teenage girl? And then what if you took her out of the family and put her in boarding school, which is ostensibly a new family? How would she react?'”
Wednesday’s Season 2 has the potential to extend The Addams Family
The following season will help introduce the rest of the Addams family because Wednesday saw the heroine nearly entirely cut off from her relatives. Netflix claims that there may be further Addams Family spin-offs, but the second season will still need to develop the other characters. After all, the emphasis on Nevermore Academy was ideal for evoking sympathy in viewers for Wednesday and her classmates, but it was detrimental to give Pugsley and other supporting characters more depth. Pugsley, Wednesday’s brother, is a family member who does deserve some attention, especially considering that he has also experienced a lack of it in past Addams Family productions.
Of course, it isn’t totally reasonable to expect Wednesday to fully depict the Addams family considering that the show is only focused on Wednesday Addams. The Addams family has always been a family that parodies typical suburban living, but Wednesday turned the Addams family on its head by choosing to live somewhere unfamiliar. Looking at the complete family when the goal is different is not necessary. Even yet, without much of a focus on the entire family, the program started to cover Morticia and Gomez’s time at Nevermore Academy, which served to flesh them out.
What lies ahead for Wednesday Addams?
Wednesday won’t be the last time Netflix sees the macabre hero because it was such a huge success. Since a relationship between Wednesday and Enid has been acknowledged by the Wednesday authors, Enid may yet make an appearance. Enid will appear to accompany Wednesday on her trip forward whether she rejoins Nevermore or returns to a regular school. In either case, the designers succeeded in their goal and gave viewers all the knowledge they required about Wednesday Addams.
Below is the trailer for Wednesday: