‘Wednesday’ Adds Thandiwe Newton To Season 2 Cast

Thandiwe Newton is the latest to join the Season 2 cast of Wednesday, sources confirm to Deadline.

Character descriptions and details for Season 2 are being kept under wraps. As it was previously reported, Steve Buscemi also has joined the Season 2 cast.

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Netflix declined comment.

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.

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.

Starring Jenna Ortega in the title role, 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, and Percy Hynes White.

Newton received three Emmy nominations for best supporting actress, winning in 2018, for her role as Maeve Millay in HBO’s Westworld. Her other recent TV credits include Big Mouth, Human Resources, Line of Duty and Rogue, and her film work includes God’s Country, Crash, The Pursuit of Happyness, among others.

Variety was first to report Newton’s casting.

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