Wednesday star Jenna Ortega has revealed that season 2 of the hit Netflix show will be “dark” and that they will be “ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday, which is really great.”
Ortega went onto explain that Wednesday will not have any love interests in the upcoming season as the series becomes “a lot more bolder” and “dark”.
During a recent Actors on Actors interview with Variety, the Wednesday actress revealed that she’s received “a couple of the outlines for the first couple of episodes so it’s still very much coming together and things like that,” she said about the upcoming season.
“We’ve had a lot of conversations and I think we’ve decided things that we definitely want to enhance or dive a little bit deeper in…”
“I think we want to lean into the horror aspect of the show a little bit more because it is so lighthearted and I think a show like this, with vampires and werewolves and super powers, you don’t want to take yourself too seriously,” Ortega explained. “I think that we’re kind of ditching any romantic love interest for Wednesday, which is really great.”
Ortega, who is a producer on the upcoming season shared her dislike for the love triangle that was forming between Wednesday, Tyler (Hunter Doohan), and Xavier (Percy Hynes White) during season one.
During an MTV News interview last year with costar Emma Myers Ortega said that “Now that Tyler’s off the table, I feel like she’s off boys for a while”. “I feel like her and Xavier are just getting to a safe place. I think there’s an opportunity there for a really sweet platonic relationship, because I don’t think it’s shown often enough, men and women having safe platonic relationships that don’t become romantic and are just genuine, almost sibling-like relationships. I think that’d be wonderful to see between her and Xavier.”
According to Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas, who were spotted at the Formula 1 Spanish grand prix, they said that the show is expected to return to Netflix before the end 2023.