Wandinha is renewed for the second season on Netflix

Wandinha, a Netflix series following the young Wednesday Addams (original name in English), had its second season confirmed this Friday (6). The information was announced on the streaming service’s Twitter and was already awaited by fans, given that yesterday Netflix also released a video of the character with the caption “The End?” (“The end?”, in Portuguese). The project signed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville), directed and executive produced by Tim Burton, premiered on November 23, 2022 and achieved record ratings. Wandinha even dethroned Stranger Things season 4 as the biggest English-language premiere on the platform. No release dates have been announced yet for the new episodes.

The series, which mixes comedy with horror aesthetics, chronicles events that took place after Wandinha (Jenna Ortega) went to study at a mysterious boarding school. The first season had eight episodes and left some hooks for the development of the second. See below for more details on the Season 2 announcement and events.

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The news of the renewal comes after a week in which rumors indicated that the second season of the series would be broadcast on Prime Video, due to Amazon’s purchase of MGM, the company responsible for producing Wandinha. In an interview with Tudum.com, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, producers and showrunners, said they were excited about the renewal of the series. “We can’t wait to dive headfirst into a new season and further explore the universe of Escola Nunca Mais. We just have to make sure that Wandinha hasn’t emptied the pool,” they joke in the spot.

In the video, Wandinha says it was torture to be chased, stalked and imitated by thousands of people on the internet, referring to the TikTok dance challenge. For this, she thanks her fans. At the end of the few seconds of images, the text indicates that the second season will be streaming soon.

In an interview with TV Line, showrunners Gough and Millar said that, in this second season, they plan to show more of the girl’s relationship with other characters, especially with her mother, Morticia Addams (Cathrine Zeta-Jones). During the interview, they said they intend to keep the focus on Wandinha, but that they feel they have only scratched the surface in relation to the other characters in the series. Speaking of this, they said “we have incredible characters and actors. Catherine, I think, is an iconic Morticia. The relationship between her and Wandinha is very important to the series, as is the idea that the girl is trying to forge the own way.”.

For the producers, Wandinha is about a girl who learns to see shades of gray in a black and white world. The expectation is that, during the second season, the inflexible and not tolerant worldview will be challenged as the young woman grows and matures. For this it will be essential to build and develop relationships.

What is Wandinha talking about?

After causing an accident at the school where she studied, Wandinha Addams goes to attend high school at the Nevermore boarding school, run by Larissa Weems (Gwendoline Christie) and where her parents Mortícia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Gomez Addams (Luis Guzmán ) studied. The institution, centered on young people with paranormal abilities, begins to suffer a wave of mysterious murders. As he develops her gifts, Wandinha suspects that place hides deadly secrets, some of them, including her parents.

The series was a huge success with audiences, reaching an impressive 341.2 million hours watched in its first week. In all, according to Netflix, the series has been viewed in more than 50 million homes, surpassing other hit titles on the platform, such as the fourth season of Stranger Things, which had 335.01 million hours watched in its opening week. , and Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, with $299.84 million.

Critical reception, however, was more lukewarm. The series debuted on Rotten Tomatoes with a 70% approval rating and a 66 on Metacritic. As for user ratings on these same platforms, the numbers were much more expressive: 88% on Rotten Tomatoes and 75 on Metacritic. The series is also well rated on IMDb, with a score of 8.5 out of 10.

With information from Netflix (1 e Two), TV Line, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and IMDb

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