Netflix’s “Wednesday” Season 2 Breaks Records with Major Filming Change

The highly anticipated second season of Netflix’s hit series “Wednesday” is already making headlines, thanks to a significant change in its filming location.

Production is Underway with the Returning Cast

Production for the new season is in full swing, with Jenna Ortega reprising her role as the iconic Wednesday Addams. This comes after her surprising departure from another Netflix project. Most of the original cast is set to return, though one notable actor has confirmed their absence from the upcoming episodes. This follows the unexpected exit of one of the show’s stars before completing their scenes.

Netflix's "Wednesday" Season 2 Cast

From Romania to Ireland: A New Filming Location

In a notable shift, the production has moved from Romania, where the first season was shot, to County Wicklow, Ireland. Screen Ireland has confirmed that “Wednesday” is the largest production ever to film in Ireland in terms of budget. The relocation is believed to be due to logistical challenges.

Celebrating the Record-Breaking Production

The hit Netflix series "Wednesday" moves production to County Wicklow, Ireland, breaking records and thrilling fans with its highly anticipated second season.

To commemorate this milestone, Ireland’s Prime Minister, Taoiseach Simon Harris, visited the set. During his visit, he met with the show’s creators, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, as well as series director Tim Burton, who is also gearing up for the release of his “Beetlejuice” sequel later this year. Harris expressed his excitement about Ireland being chosen as a filming location, noting the positive impact on the economy and the opportunity to showcase Ireland’s creative talents.

Record-Breaking Success

Wednesday" Season 2 Breaks Records Amid Major Location Change

Upon its release, “Wednesday” set a new record by being streamed for 341.2 million hours in just one week, surpassing the previous record held by “Stranger Things.” Despite its success, some critics have noted that, while Jenna Ortega delivers a strong performance, the show has elements that make it feel like a Gen-Z version of “The Addams Family” with a touch of “Riverdale.”

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Anticipated Release Date “Wednesday” Season 2

Fans can expect “Wednesday” season two to drop in late 2024 or early 2025, continuing the dark and whimsical adventures of Wednesday Addams.