Jenna Ortega Teases Fan With all the New Horror Coming Next Season
Now that everybody in the universe knows that Netflix’s huge horror gothic comedy hit Wednesday is coming back for season two, series leader Jenna Ortega has finally given fans a glimpse into what they can expect from the upcoming season.
During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Scream VI star explained that she and the crew want to increase the thrills and decrease the mushy gushy love triangle – a.k.a Wednesday’s relationships with Xavier (Percy Hynes White) and Tyler (Hunter Doohan) in season one.
“Everyone’s being really cool,” Ortega noted about the writers and crew. “I think we want to up the horror aspect a little bit and then get Wednesday out of the romantic situation and just let her be her own individual, and fight her own crime.”
While this is exciting for all the die-hard horror fans, others who tuned into Wednesday for the romance side will be disappointed. Social media comments were reminiscent of the Twilight days: Team Edward vs. Team Jacob. Only this time, the online debaters cited Team Xavier and Team Tyler.
Despite how Tyler’s fate at the end of season one broke all of our hearts, there are actually some devout fans who are defending Tyler and citing a Jekyll and Hyde situation (no pun intended). Being the Hyde, Tyler reveals himself as the killer but is luckily stopped by the “wolfed out” Enid (Emma Myers). The last image we see of Tyler is him chained up in the back of a car, exploding into his monstrous self. So, it doesn’t look like a single trace of that charming barista we met in the beginning can be found anywhere.
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Since Ortega clearly has a lot of say in the series’ creation now, the Gen-Z scream queen revealed earlier this month that she changed the original script.
“When I read the entire series, I realized, ‘Oh, this is for younger audiences,’” she noted. “When I first signed onto the show, I didn’t have all the scripts. I thought it was going to be a lot darker. It wasn’t. I didn’t know what the tone was, or what the score would sound like … I don’t think I’ve ever had to put my foot down more on a set in a way that I had to on Wednesday.”
Ortega then added that the way Wednesday was originally written “did not make sense for her character at all.”
“Her being in a love triangle? It made no sense,” she insisted. “There were times on that set where I even became almost unprofessional in a sense where I just started changing lines. The script supervisor thought I was going with something, and then I had to sit down with the writers, and they’d be like, ‘Wait, what happened to the scene?’ And I’d have to go and explain why I couldn’t go do certain things.”
As a result of Ortega’s revelation, she faced some backlash from the Twitter-sphere. However, the negativity doesn’t seem to bother her as she gears up to start shooting season two. The only piece that fans are dying to know now is a release date, which is too early to decipher.
Wednesday (2022) Official Netflix Trailer
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