Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in 'Wednesday.'

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in 'Wednesday.' Photo: Courtesy of Netflix © 2022.

Wednesday’ is currently still notching a healthy viewership for Netflix.

There was much concern earlier this week when UK newspaper The Independent reported that Netflix might end up losing ‘Wednesday’ to Amazon because of the company’s giant deal to buy MGM.

That gives Prime Video streaming service the rights to show pretty much everything that MGM has produced, and since that includes Addams Family content (the recent animated movies, for example were produced by MGM), it was speculated that ‘Wednesday’ could follow.

But, as Indiewire is now pointing out, the deal for ‘Wednesday’ was struck some time before the sale of MGM was approved, so it’s more than likely that Netflix will be holding on to the show for the foreseeable future, especially since it continues to be one of its most-watched series.

Plus, there’s a mention that Amazon has been willing to explore hosting content that isn’t exclusive to Prime Video, which means that ‘Wednesday’ could continue to find a home on Netflix’s servers for years to come, even if it does one day pack its dark-colored bags and make the move to Prime in later years.

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, and Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams in 'Wednesday.'

(L to R) Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, and Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams in 'Wednesday.' Photo: Vlad Cioplea/Netflix © 2022.

The series, which stars Jenna Ortega as the daughter of Gomez (Luis Guzman) and Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones), sees Wednesday headed to Nevermore Academy after being expelled from more regular schools because of her behavior.

There, despite still feeling like an outsider, she’s actually able to make connections with fellow students (on both the friendship and unlikely romantic front), while also confronting a supernatural mystery and her own burgeoning psychic powers.

‘Wednesday’s cast also includes Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Emma Myers, Hunter Doohan, Percy Hynes White and Moosa Mostafa, and the show debuted on Netflix on November 23rd.

It has since become a huge hit for the streaming service, its second week drawing 5.3 billion views and topping the Nielsen US streaming chart. It has also generated plenty of viral content, especially Tik Toks recreating the character’s dance moves.

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in 'Wednesday.'

Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in 'Wednesday.' Photo: Vlad Cioplea/Netflix © 2022.

While Netflix has yet to renew the show, there are reports that creators/show-runners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar are already scouting locations, with plans in place for Season 2. And it’s not like the streaming service has a history of cancelling popular series it talks up and then abandons. Though the creators of ‘1899’ might have something to say about that. And ‘The Bastard Son and the Devil Himself’. And ‘Warrior Nun’. And...

Look, while Netflix has been winning few friends among creators for clearing the decks of shows it considers unsuccessful despite big fan campaigns to save them, ‘Wednesday’ is in a whole other league. It’s a genuine sensation, up there with the likes of ‘Stranger Things’ for the company. So don’t go worrying that Wednesday’s child will leave you full of woe and leave its streaming home for now.

UPDATE:  The streaming service has now officially renewed the show, including a statement from creators Gough and Millar: “It’s been incredible to create a show that has connected with people across the world. Thrilled to continue Wednesday’s tortuous journey into season two. We can’t wait to dive headfirst into another season and explore the kooky spooky world of Nevermore. Just need to make sure Wednesday hasn’t emptied the pool first.”

There is also a video announcement…