‘Wednesday’ Season 2 Casts Steve Buscemi (EXCLUSIVE)

Steve Buscemi
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Steve Buscemi has joined the cast of “Wednesday” Season 2 at Netflix, Variety has learned exclusively from sources.

Exact character details are being kept under wraps, but sources say Buscemi will play the new principal of Nevermore Academy.

Reps for Netflix and Buscemi declined to comment.

Few details are available about the new season of “Wednesday,” aside from the fact Jenna Ortega will return as the titular Addams Family daughter going through her teenage years. The first season ended with Wednesday successfully solving a series of grisly murders while also thwarting an attempt to destroy Nevermore and its students.

Buscemi is a highly-celebrated actor, known for his ability to take on drama and comedy roles in equal measure. He has starred in films like “Reservoir Dogs,” “Fargo,” “The Death of Stalin,” and numerous Adam Sandler productions. He has also starred in shows like “Boardwalk Empire,” “Miracle Workers,” Season 5 of “The Sopranos,” and made memorable guest appearances on shows like “30 Rock” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” He is an eight-time Emmy nominee, including multiple nods for “Boardwalk Empire” and for starring in and directing “The Sopranos.” He won the Emmy for best short form variety series in 2016 for “Park Bench with Steve Buscemi.”

He is repped by UTA and The Gotham Group.

“Wednesday” originally debuted in November 2022 and instantly became a massive hit for Netflix. It ranks as one of the most-watched shows the streamer has ever released and was nominated for 12 Emmys, winning four. Work on Season 2 was delayed due to the writers’ and actors’ strikes that shutdown much of Hollywood in 2023, though production is expected to begin in late April in Ireland.

Alfred Gough and Miles Millar created “Wednesday” and also serve as co-showrunners and executive producers. Tim Burton directed the first four episodes of Season 1 and is also an executive producer on the series. Steve Stark of Toluca Pictures and Andrew Mittman of 1.21 Entertainment executive produce as well along with Kevin Miserocchi of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman of Glickmania, Gail Berman, Tommy Harper, and Kevin Lafferty. MGM Television is the studio.

From Variety US