1672753479 Wednesday May Leave Netflix for Season 2

‘Wednesday’ May Leave Netflix for Season 2

A potential second season on Wednesday could result in the show leaving Netflix, some are speculating.

Netflix watched 341.2 million hours worldwide in its inaugural week on Wednesday, according to Netflix.

It shattered a Stranger Things season 4 record (335 million hours) as the best opening week for any English-language series on the platform. The show broke its own record the following week, racking up 400 million hours in a single week.

Even so, a second season has yet to be officially confirmed by the streaming service, an anomaly based on both mainstream modern trends and the show’s record-breaking success.

This, coupled with the recent purchase of the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) studio by Amazon, suggests Netflix could lose the rights to the show for a potential second season.

However, Deadline reports that Amazon’s MGM deal doesn’t automatically ensure all of the producer’s content will become exclusive to Amazon Prime Video, so Netflix may still retain the rights for season two on Wednesday.

WednesdayJenna Ortega in “Wednesday”. PHOTO CREDIT: Netflix

Created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, the series follows the life of Wednesday Addams as a student at the supernatural boarding school Nevermore Academy.

In a four-star review of season one, NME wrote, “If there’s one thing The Addams Family fans should know before watching Wednesday’s Netflix reboot, it’s to expect the unexpected.

“Yes, the look – braids, fair skin, pinstripes – resembles the 90’s classic. Yes, she stays butt-faced and spiky. Yes, it’s still set in a spooky mansion. But dip a toe past the first few episodes and you’ll find a very different Wednesday than we’re used to.