‘Wednesday’ Adds Steve Buscemi To Season 2 Cast

We’ll be seeing a new face in Season 2 of Netflix’s Wednesday. Steve Buscemi has joined the cast of the Jenna Ortega-led series in an undisclosed role, sources confirm to Deadline.

The coming-of-age comedy is from Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar and directed/EPed by Tim Burton. Other EPs are Steve Stark (Toluca Pictures),  Andrew Mittman (1.21 Entertainment), Kevin Miserocchi (Tee and Charles Addams Foundation), Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman (Glickmania), Gail Berman, Tommy Harper, and Kevin Lafferty.

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The Addams Family spinoff is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ (Ortega) years as a student at Nevermore Academy. That’s where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.

Season 2 details are being kept under wraps.

Season 1 cast also included Catherine Zeta-Jones as matriarch Morticia Addams and Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, along with Thora Birch, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan, Georgie Farmer, Moosa Mostafa, Emma Myers, Naomi J. Ogawa, Joy Sunday, Percy Hynes White (The Gifted, Pretty Hard Cases).

Buscemi most recently directed indie drama The Listener starring Tessa Thompson. He co-starred for four seasons opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the TBS anthology comedy series Miracle Workers. He starred in the HBO drama, Boardwalk Empire, which earned him a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Emmy nominations. He was also nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Emmy for his role as Tony Blundetto in season five of The Sopranos and was nominated for Guest Actor Emmy nominations for his appearances on NBC’s 30 Rock and IFC’s Portlandia.

Deadline’s sister pub Variety was first to report Buscemi’s casting.

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