The Netflix series Wednesday has been a massive success for the streaming service. With a writers’ room established for the show’s second season – it seems like everything is moving smoothly. According to a new report, however, Wednesday Season 2 might be moving to Prime Video.
Netflix has been a great place for Wednesday to attract viewers. In fact, the series managed to reach the Top 10 shows on the platform globally. As noted via Independent, however, Amazon could want in on the action.
One such reason for the potential move to Prime Video is that Wednesday is actually a product of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer aka MGM. Fans may remember that Amazon actually acquired MGM for $8.5 billion in their effort to acquire more content.
Of course, the hit series began production before the merger, meaning that they weren’t involved to keep the series from going to Netflix. Netflix is, of course, one of their biggest competitors. So why allow them to keep the series on their platform?
With that said, it may still work out for fans of the series who’d prefer the series stay on Netflix. As they’ve noted:
“Netflix may strike a deal with Amazon in order to stay host to the popular series.”
They’ve also noted that Amazon is still open to licensing MGM content rather than keeping it exclusive. So it does seem likely that Wednesday could remain on Netflix. We’ll just have to see how negotiations regarding the series continue. As of this writing, the second season has yet to be greenlit. So things really could go either way regarding the unknown future of the property.
In addition to Jenna Ortega as the titular character, the cast of Wednesday includes Gwendoline Christie, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Isaac Ordonez, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Fred Armisen, and Christina Ricci.
Fans can currently view the entire first season of Wednesday on Netflix. Stay tuned to ScreenGeek for additional updates on the series as we have them.