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Updated December 20th, 2023 at 12:51 IST

Wednesday spinoff with Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester in the works

A spin-off of Wednesday based on Fred Armisen's character Uncle Fester is in the works at Netflix.

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Wednesday | Image:IMDb
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A spin-off of Wednesday is in the works at Netflix. The series is based on Fred Armisen's character Uncle Fester. The show starred Jenna Ortega in the lead role.

Details about Wednesday's spin-off

A spin-off of Wednesday based on Fred Armisen's character Uncle Fester is in the works at Netflix. According to Deadline, conversations about the offshoot are on alongside preparations for season two of Wednesday, a new take of The Addams Family starring Jenna Ortega in the lead. The second season of Wednesday will be filmed in Ireland, with production expected to begin in late April.

(Still from  Wednesday | Image: IMDb)

What do we know about Wednesday?

Armisen guest starred in one episode of Wednesday season one in a memorable appearance as Uncle Fester, brother of Wednesday's father Gomez Addams (Luis Guzman), who used his ability to generate electricity to revive Thing. Wednesday ranks as Netflix's most popular English-language series with 252.1 m views.

The coming-of-age comedy hails from Al Gough and Miles Millar and is directed by Tim Burton. Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan, Percy Hynes White, Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Georgie Farmer, Naomi J Ogawa, Christina Ricci, and Moosa Mostafa also starred in season one, with Catherine Zeta-Jones recurring as Wednesday's mother Morticia.

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(Still from  Wednesday | Image: IMDb)

Jenna Ortega once revealed that she never thought 'Wednesday' would be so popular. The 20-year-old actress takes on the title role of the Netflix series that serves as a spin-off to 'The Addams Family' franchise alongside the likes of Hollywood stars such as Catherine Zeta-Jones and Christina Ricci but admitted that she thought the show surpassed her expectations, reports aceshowbiz.com.

"I didn't expect the reaction. The ('Wednesday') cast and I, I remember, we used to talk about it in Romania (where the show was filmed), we were like, 'Hey, what do you think will happen with the show?' That was it, that was the most we ever really got into it."

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"So I thought it wasn't going to be watched. That it will be a nice little gem that someone finds, but," she told The Sunday Times.

(Inputs from PTI, IANS)

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Published December 20th, 2023 at 11:36 IST

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