Steve Buscemi Joins Cast of ‘Wednesday’ Season 2 — Here’s the Latest

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Steve Buscemi is coming to Nevermore Academy. Variety is reporting that the star, known for Boardwalk Empire and Reservoir Dogs, will play the new school principal in the second season of Wednesday.

A new principal seemed to be in the cards for Nevermore Academy, considering Season 1 of the show 1 ended with the school’s principal, Larissa Weens, seemingly dead. Weens, who was played by Gwendoline Christie, was wounded by a syringe filled with Nightshade poison and was presumed dead.

Not much else is known about the plot of the second season of Wednesday, other than Jenna Ortega is set to return as the titular character. The star, who is set to appear alongside Michael Keaton and Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice Beetlejuice this year, recently spoke about how Season 2 of Wednesday is set to be bigger than Season 1.

“In the first season, we had episodes that really stood out visually, like the dance episode was a really big one for people, and that setting was very particular and it felt like Prom Night, a little bit, or Carrie,” she said. “Every episode [of season 2] that I’ve read so far is like that.”

Season 2 will also see a new love interest for Wednesday, with the show reported adding a new character named Bruno. This comes on the heels of the show writing off Xavier Thorpe (Percy Hynes White) after allegations of sexual assault surfaced. 

Wednesday is expected to start shooting soon, with some reports even indicating April 2024 as the start date, with filming set to run for six months. In another big change, Wednesday will be moving from Romania to Ireland for season 2. 

Last year, rumors surfaced that Netflix was interested in a Wednesday spinoff that would focus on Uncle Fester, played by Fred Armisen. There has been no confirmation regarding that possible spinoff as of yet.