It appears turkey wasn’t the one factor people have been hungry for this Thanksgiving week as Netflix’s newest smash-hit sequence, Wednesday, has confirmed that Addams Family fanatics in all places have been famished for a brand new adaptation of the ooky, kooky clan. Thankfully, Tim Burton’s sequence has confirmed to fulfill that craving, with Jenna Ortega‘s pitch-perfect take on the eponymous gothic teen becoming an instant internet icon.
With the show only a few days old, however, it’s too early to say at this stage whether a second season could happen. But, if it does, then Ortega has some clear concepts about the place she desires her character to go within the subsequent batch of episodes. And it won’t be what you’d anticipate, primarily based on standard heroic narratives, though it’s positively completely in line with Wednesday Addams.
As the 20-year-old actress advised ET, she desires issues to get “darker” in Wednesday season two and has little interest in the adolescent sleuth turning into a nicer particular person throughout her subsequent semester at Nevermore Academy. As Ortega put it:
“I kind of want her to be darker. I want her to get more in the nitty-gritty of things and not play things so safe, because there are a lot of lines about her saving the school and doing whatever, but for me, her main drive with the monster is of a competitiveness. Kind of, ‘Man, how’s this guy doing this?’ I think I want it to continue down an antihero stream rather than a typical hero.”
This is yet one more instance of Ortega making clear that she and her on-screen alter ego are one and the identical. Not solely did she share her character’s hatred for the pilgrim costume she was compelled to put on in a single episode, she additionally dropped the bizarre revelation that she used to carry out autopsies on lifeless animals as a child. We’re not even positive the place Ortega ends and Wednesday begins anymore.
Not the whole lot about Wednesday is profitable over audiences, in fact, with a number of the artistic choices incomes a lot of backlash online, however general it’s been a big success for Netflix. With any luck, then, the Addams will likely be snapping (their fingers) again to our screens earlier than too lengthy.