Wednesday, a Netflix sitcom starring American actor Jenna Ortega, has been extended for a second season after becoming a huge streaming success.
The supernatural comedy-horror series centering on the titular “Addams Family” character premiered its eight-episode first season on November 23, according to American media outlet Variety.
After that, Netflix quickly said that the show had surpassed 341 million hours of viewing for an English-language series in its first week, setting a new platform record.
While attending Nevermore Academy, Wednesday Addams struggles to manage her growing psychic ability as she tries to halt a killing spree and solve the mystery that ensnared her parents 25 years before.
Percy Hynes White, Hunter Doohan, Jamie McShane, Emma Myers, Naomi J. Ogawa, Moosa Mostafa, Georgie Farmer, Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, and Christina Ricci, Joy Sunday were all part of the Season 1 cast in addition to Ortega.
Alongside Isaac Ordonez and Luis Guzman as Gomez and Pugsley, Catherine Zeta-Jones also made an appearance as Morticia Addams.
The series was created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who also acted as co-showrunners and executive producers, according to Variety. The first four episodes were directed by Tim Burton, who also serves as the show’s executive producer.