Season 2 of Wednesday will delve additional into Jenna Ortega’s Latina heritage, based on the present’s co-creators, Miles Millar and Al Gough.
The Netflix sequence, impressed by the Addams Household franchise, premiered in November 2022 and achieved nice success, incomes two Golden Globe nominations and receiving a renewal for a second season. Ortega, recognized for her roles in horror movies, portrays the lead character Wednesday Addams.
In an interview with IndieWire, Millar and Gough confirmed their intention to discover Wednesday’s Latina background within the upcoming season.
“It’s so uncommon to search out an iconic [Latina] character of this stature. We actually attempt to discover methods to [highlight that] authentically. What would Wednesday hearken to when she was rising up? What would Gomez be taking part in? And discovering moments the place we may actually make it really feel like a woman who’s grown up in New Jersey with a Latino dad or mum, and the way would that resonate along with her as a teen? Actually this season we’re in search of extra methods to discover that.”
Though particular particulars about Wednesday season 2 are scarce, it’s anticipated that the brand new season won’t premiere till 2024 resulting from potential delays attributable to the continuing Writers Guild of America strike.
Nonetheless, Wednesday season 1 propelled Ortega to widespread fame and established her as one of many few Latino actors main a significant tv sequence.
Along with increasing on Ortega and Wednesday’s backgrounds, Wednesday season 2 presents a chance for broader illustration. The primary season confronted criticism for its dealing with of Black characters, with solely two Black actors portraying bullies within the sequence.