Netflix’s Wednesday Adds Steve Buscemi to Its Kooky Cast

Steve Buscemi at the 2023 Tribeca Festival.
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Wednesday was a huge hit for Netflix, breaking records for the streamer and pulling in Emmy nominations. So it’s no surprise a second season is on the way—or that the cast is adding another big name to a slate that already includes Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Christina Ricci: Steve Buscemi.

Variety broke the news that Buscemi will be joining the Tim Burton series, a spin-off of The Addams Family that follows Ortega’s goth teen at the supernaturally bedeviled (and, in season one at least, murder-plagued) Nevermore Academy. The trade notes “exact character details are being kept under wraps, but sources say Buscemi will play the new principal of Nevermore Academy.” In season one, the principal—shapeshifter Larissa Weems—was played by Gwendoline Christie.

So far there’s no word on when Wednesday season two might arrive—like many projects, it was delayed by last year’s Hollywood strikes—but next year seems likely, as does the possibility that we’ll be hearing more casting news soon. You can watch Wednesday season one on Netflix.


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