Netflix Debunks Viral Wednesday Cancellation Rumors with Season 2 Renewal

By Jessica Lerner 

The rumors are (not) true.

Netflix finally weighed in on speculations that its breakout hit series Wednesday was facing cancellation, and unfounded claims the TV series could move to Prime Video for Season 2.

The streamer renewed the Jenna Ortega-fronted series for a second season, hours after Netflix hinted on social media an official renewal announcement would be coming.


It’s been incredible to create a show that has connected with people across the world,” showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar said in a statement to other news outlets. “Thrilled to continue Wednesday’s tortuous journey into Season 2. We can’t wait to dive head first into another season and explore the kooky spooky world of Nevermore. Just need to make sure Wednesday hasn’t emptied the pool first.”

Wednesday racked up over 341 million viewing hours globally in its first week on the platform, dethroning Stranger Things as the most-streamed English-language series during its launch week. Wednesday then broke its own record the next week with more than 411 million viewing hours.

Much of the fear for a potential cancellation came from speculation that after Amazon bought MGM, which produced Wednesday, could mean the series could move to Prime Video or even MGM+ for the second season.

However, there was never any truth to the rumors. Vulture reported that long before Amazon purchased MGM, Netflix and the studio had already clinched a deal over Wednesday.

Furthermore, Deadline reported producers have already started scouting locations and talking to writers about joining the writer’s room for the second season.

The news outlet also reported that “even though MGM has been restructured into Amazon Studios, under Jen Salke, no one expects that to derail future seasons” of Wednesday.