Netflix is gearing up to commence production for the second season of “Wednesday,” and the exciting news is that they intend to shoot it in Ireland! With the end of strikes in America, the streaming service is enthusiastic about diving into the production of the upcoming season.
While the first season was filmed over six months in Romania, reports suggest that logistical challenges during the shooting process have prompted a choice of relocating to Ireland.
Netflix is keen to ensure smooth production for upcoming seasons of the horror comedy, given its tremendous success so far. With over 252 million viewers, the first season stands as Netflix’s most-watched English-language show. If the streaming giant proceeds with filming in Ireland, it will be a huge deal.
The sets of “Wednesday” in Romania became a major tourist attraction, and a similar boost in tourism could be anticipated if filming takes place in Ireland. Production is anticipated to commence in April 2024.
Tourism Ireland has said that this development could increase visitors by up to 35% much like White Lotus in Italy and The Banshees of Inisherin on Achill Island.
Speculation regarding locations for the shoot has been rife with Ardmore Studios in Wicklow, Ashford Castle and Slane Castle all likely contenders.
Although the nature of the next season’s storyline remains undisclosed, lead actress Jenna Ortega has indicated a shift away from teen romance towards more of a horror genre.
In addition, producers have dropped hints that the upcoming season will delve deeper into Wednesday’s relationship with her mother, portrayed by Catherine Zeta-Jones.
Regardless of the direction the series takes, we’re looking forward the release of the next season!