WASHINGTON: Netflix's popular Wednesday television programme may switch to another streaming service for its second season. Jenna Ortega plays Wednesday Addams in the eerie series, which made its Netflix debut on November 16 of last year. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, however, is the rightful owner of the series' rights (MGM).
An $8.5 billion deal between Amazon and MGM was completed last year, and the upcoming season of the show may air on Prime Video, one of Amazon's streaming services. Netflix has not yet decided whether to give Wednesday a second season, but the show's widespread appeal ensures its return.
According to reports, Netflix may need to work out an agreement with Amazon to broadcast season two. The show's departure from Netflix is still subject to change, though. Deadline, a trade publication, has previously claimed that Amazon does not want to make all MGM content exclusive to Prime Video.
The creators of the series have reportedly already started looking at potential filming locations and developing scenarios for the upcoming season. Jenna, the lead, already expressed her hopes for Wednesday and the upcoming season. In a recent interview, she stated, "She could be darker if you ask me. I want her to stop playing things so safely and get more involved in the details. Because she says a lot about protecting the school and doing anything, but in my opinion, her primary motivation in dealing with the monster is a sense of competitiveness. 'Man, how's this guy doing this?' sort of feeling," says the young actress.
The second-most watched English-language Netflix series is now Wednesday. With more than 400 million hours seen in a single week, it outperformed Stranger Things to earn the prize for the most viewing hours for an English-language series. In just three weeks since its premiere, the spin-off series has had over 1.02 billion cumulative hours viewed, with over 150 million homes streaming the show. It has reached the billion-hours milestone alongside Stranger Things Season 4 and Squid Game.
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