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‘Fester’ in Development at Netflix

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Fred Armisen is set to reprise his role as the insanely-weird but lovable Uncle Fester in his own series.

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The most hilarious member of the Addams family featured in the hit Netflix series Wednesday is getting his own show. Uncle Fester, who would have bees as a snack, is getting a spin-off series that is currently being titled Fester.

Wednesday is Full of Woe

One of the most popular Netflix series, Wednesday, is listed as a horror series and rated TV-14. The series is based on the Addams Family and focuses more on Wednesday Addams (Jenna Ortega from Scream) as a teenager who gets kicked out of her public school and is forced to attend Nevermore Academy. Nevermore is a school for supernatural teenagers and is the place where her parents met and fell in love as young teens. Though Wednesday is skeptical of the school at first and attempts to find multiple ways to escape, she ends up making a name for herself and her friends along the way. She is also joined by some of her family members, like Thing and Uncle Fester.

You Reap What You Woe

Wednesday was so popular that it was renewed for a second season. However, due to the writer’s and actors’ strike, it took an extreme delay. There is hope that the show will resume filming in 2024 in Ireland. However, it’s speculated that after filming, adding special effects, and editing, fans won’t get to see the second season until 2025. Ortega, who has earned the title of executive producer for the series, said to expect the second season to be bolder and darker. Also starring in the first season were Enid (Emma Myers from Family Switch), Tyler (Hunter Doohan from Your Honor), and Xavier (Percy Hynes White from The Gifted). However, after sexual assault allegations, Xavier was reportedly written out of the second season despite strongly denying the allegations, according to Daily Mail.

If You Don’t Woe Me By Now

Unique Uncle Fester (Fred Armisen) arguably played a very minuscule role in his appearance in the seventh episode of season one of Wednesday. He provided his niece, Wednesday, with important information: that the creature she is tracking is, in fact, a hyde, which opens new doors for her research. However, Fester doesn’t come just to visit. He’s hiding from the feds and is trying to stay low, but he isn’t the most inconspicuous person. Fester is the brother of Wednesday’s father, Luis Guzman’s Gomez. More screen time for the goofy uncle could definitely have benefited the show. According to ABC, Fester, the spin-off starring Uncle Fester, is currently in development and being produced by Amazon’s MGM Television.

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A Murder of Woes

According to Entertainment Weekly, Wednesday broke Netflix’s records as the most-watched series during its first week when it debuted in November 2022. The second season is highly anticipated, and considering how goofy Uncle Fester was, lots of buzz should be expected for the newly in-development spin-off. As of now, not much is known about Fester, but more information will most likely come after the filming for Season 2 begins on Wednesday. It’s also a question of whether or not Uncle Fester will be in the second season or if filming will begin at the same time. It’s also a wonder if Jenna Ortega will be present in the spin-off. Stay tuned for more information, and watch Wednesday on Netflix now.

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Wednesday (2022) Netflix Official Clip

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Samantha Neibloom is a current undergraduate student at Arcadia University pursuing a degree in English with a concentration in Creative Writing as well as a minor in media and communications. She is an avid fan of movies and tv shows and hopes to pursue a career in the film/media industry.
Matt Keyser is a recent graduate of Cal State Fullerton University with a bachelor's in Communications-Journalism. He is a freelance entertainment reporter with a focus on film and television. As a former senior programming coordinator for the Newport Beach Film Festival, Matt's experience with critiquing narratives and documentaries has helped showcase his passion for television and cinema through his writing.