It also managed to steal the throne for the show with the most viewed hours in a week from Stranger Things Season 4. And a month since it aired, Wednesday was the second most-watched English-language Netflix series of all time.
Who Are the Characters Who Won’t Be Back in Wednesday Season 2?
Now that Wednesday has been renewed for a second season, we can't help but wonder which members of the cast will be back. Although it's too early to know for sure, we've collated some of the characters that won't return to the show simply because their characters have died.
First up, we've got Rowan (played by Calum Ross), who was among the victims of the Hyde (played by Hunter Doohan). In his strong conviction that Wednesday (played by Jenna Ortega) would be responsible for destroying Nevermore Academy, Rowan follows her and attempts to kill her with his telekinetic powers. But the Hyde monster appears in the woods and ends up killing him.
When his disappearance is reported, Rowan shows up unharmed but is ready to leave school. As it turns out, however, it was actually Professor Larissa Weems (played by Gwendoline Christie) who used her shapeshifting powers to protect the school from the potential scandal.
A normie that won't be returning in the second season is Mayor Noble Walker (played by Tommie Earl Jenkins) who was unfortunately killed in the first season.
The mayor was on the verge of telling the sheriff after discovering Marilyn Thornhill/Laurel Gates' (played by Christina Ricci) secret when he was run over by an unknown person. Even though this incident lands him in the hospital, he eventually dies after his life support gets unplugged. We also see his funeral in the show so it's unlikely that he'll be back unless in a flashback scene.
Dr. Valerie Kinbott
Another normie we won't see return in Wednesday Season 2 is Dr. Valerie Kinbott (played by Riki Lindhome) who was murdered by the Hyde under Marilyn's orders.
It was discovered that Dr. Kinbott was able to discover Tyler's secret and planned to tell someone the truth. But the Hyde monster got to her first and killed her.
Principal Larissa Weems
Unfortunately, it's possible that Principal Weems won't be returning to the show. At the end of the first season, we saw Principal Weems foaming at the mouth after being injected with Nightshade Poison by Marilyn. She was able to shapeshift into Tyler and listen as Wednesday confronted Marilyn. When she was able to get the truth out of Marilyn, Principal Weems returned to her original form but was stabbed with the poison.
In an interview with Netflix, show co-creator Miles Millar said:
"Hopefully Weems' death at the end of the season will take people by surprise and they'll be as moved as Wednesday is by her loss."
But then again, movie logic dictates that in the absence of a body (or a funeral), we can't be too sure that the character will stay dead in a succeeding season. We'll know for sure once more information on Wednesday Season 2 gets released.
And hopefully, we'll see more of the other characters from The Addams Family in the succeeding season.