Co-showrunner Miles Millar says that Wednesday’s family, which also includes Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia and Luis Guzmán as Gomez, could be featured more in it. He said in an interview with TV Line:
“We felt like we just touched the surface with those characters and the actors are so amazing in those roles. Catherine is, I think, an iconic Morticia. The relationship between Wednesday and Morticia is also essential to the show, and the idea that Wednesday is trying to forge her own path outside the family is important.”
Wednesday puts the focus on the titular character, who is brilliantly played by Jenna Ortega. The other family members are also in the show but barely. But, Miller is looking to change that if the series gets picked up for a second season. He goes on to say they “definitely want to feature the family as we did this season in a couple of episodes if we were to get a second season.”
The series is defined as a twisted coming-of-age comedy story about “a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s 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.”
Wednesday also stars Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci, Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester, Hunter Doohan, Percy Hynes White, Joy Sunday, Emma Myers, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Georgie Farmer, Naomi Ogawa, and Moosa Mostafa.
Ortega is getting a lot of praise for her role as Wednesday Addams in the series, and she wanted to make the character her own. So, she didn’t ask Ricci for guidance because she didn’t want to “rip her off.”
“I think when she was on set, neither one of us said Wednesday once to each other. I don’t think she wanted to get in the way of my performance and feel like she was overbearing. And then I felt like I didn’t want to pull up something that she did 30 years ago, for one, the sake of my own benefit, but two, I didn’t want to rip her off. And I didn’t want to be too much like her.”