Wednesday star Jenna Ortega has revealed that the second season of the popular Netflix series will be more terrifying and serious than its predecessor.
In a recent conversation with Elle Fanning for Variety‘s Actors on Actors, the actress — who plays the titular character and will serve as a producer in season two — shared that certain elements of the show will change. “We’ve decided we want to lean into the horror aspect of the show a little bit more. Because it is so lighthearted, and a show like this with vampires and werewolves and superpowers, you don’t want to take yourself too seriously,” Ortega shared. She continued that her character will not have any more love interests, doubling down on a previous statement she made about how season one’s love triangle “made no sense” for Wednesday. “We’re ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday, which is really great.”
Ortega furthered opened up about her new role as a producer and what she’s been doing in that capacity. “We had already been throwing out so many ideas, and I’m somebody who’s very hands on. I want to know what’s going on,” she said. “And with a character like Wednesday, who is so beloved and such a legend, I just really didn’t want to get her wrong. So I try to have as many conversations as possible. On set, with the writers and Tim [Burton], we all would get together and decide, ‘Okay, what works and what doesn’t?’ It was naturally already very collaborative.”
“So in preparation for a second season, we wanted to get ahead of the curve and make sure that we could start the conversations earlier,” Ortega added. “And I’m just so curious. I want to see the outfits, new characters that are coming in, scripts, and they were gracious enough to let me put the producer hat on.”
Stay tuned for an official release date and trailer for Wednesday season two.
Elsewhere in entertainment, watch the trailer for Emma Seligman’s forthcoming teen comedy, Bottoms.
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