Netflix Plans ‘Wednesday’ Spin-off With Fred Armisen’s Uncle Fester

Netflix is exploring the expansion of its hit series Wednesday with a spinoff focusing on Fred Armisen’s character, Uncle Fester. This development, still in its early stages, is being discussed as preparations for Wednesday Season 2 are underway.

The original series, featuring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, became a cultural and ratings sensation upon its release in November 2022, recording 252.1 million views and becoming Netflix’s most popular English-language series.

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In Wednesday’s first season, Armisen made a notable guest appearance as Uncle Fester in the seventh episode, titled ‘If You Don’t Woe Me By Now’. His character, the electricity-generating brother of Gomez Addams (played by Luis Guzman), played a pivotal role by unveiling crucial information to Wednesday. The series, directed and executive produced by Tim Burton, also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams, along with Emma Myers, Percy Hynes White, Hunter Doohan, Gwendoline Christie, and Christina Ricci.

The potential spinoff would further explore the quirky character of Uncle Fester. However, details about the show are still sparse. Meanwhile, Wednesday creators Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville), along with a team of executive producers, are hinting at more Addams family appearances in Season 2. They suggest that the upcoming season may delve deeper into Wednesday’s relationship with her mother Morticia and put a greater emphasis on horror elements over teen romance.

While the news of the spinoff was first reported by Bloomberg, it is important to note that the project is not yet confirmed. Discussions are still in preliminary stages, and there’s no guarantee the spinoff will materialise. Amazon, which holds the rights to the Addams Family properties, is reportedly open to collaborating with Netflix again for the potential series.

As fans eagerly anticipate Wednesday Season 2, the possibility of a spinoff centred on Uncle Fester adds to the excitement surrounding the expansion of the Addams Family universe on Netflix.