Is Wednesday leaving Netflix? (Amazon rumor explained)

Wednesday. (L to R) Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Thing in episode 102 of Wednesday. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022
Wednesday. (L to R) Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Thing in episode 102 of Wednesday. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022 /

The rumors of Wednesday’s move from Netflix to Amazon Prime Video have been greatly exaggerated. In the event of a season 2 renewal (which looks extremely likely going into 2023), the creepy and cooky teenage Addams Family offspring will likely stay put on Netflix.

You know what they say: When you’re popular, people like to talk about you, even if it isn’t entirely true. Given that Wednesday has emerged as the newest and hands-down most popular Netflix original series of the moment, the buzz hasn’t died down since its November 2022 release.

On Jan. 2, 2023, The Independent released an article that positions Wednesday “in danger” of being pulled from Netflix in favor of Amazon Prime Video. They cited Amazon’s recent merger deal with MGM, which produces Wednesday, as the reasoning behind the could-be move.

However, one day later, IndieWire stepped in to assure fans that Wednesday will not be jumping streaming ships in the event of its season 2 renewal. So, what’s behind the rumor’s rapid debunking, and is there still any cause for concern? Let’s get into it!

Is Wednesday leaving Netflix for Amazon?

According to IndieWire’s reporting, the deal between Netflix and MGM for the rights to Wednesday was locked in place far prior to MGM’s merger with Amazon. TLDR: There’s really nothing to worry about when it comes to the series and its current streaming home.

As IndieWire points out, The Independent mentioned a key detail of the MGM-Amazon deal, which states that MGM content might not be completely exclusive to Amazon’s streaming entities. Hence, Wednesday probably wouldn’t be in actual danger of leaving Netflix.

Honestly, it’s much ado about nothing when it comes to Netflix’s second most popular English-language show of all time. The Golden Globe-nominated Wednesday brought in an astounding 1.237 billion hours within its first month of release, and it continues to enjoy incredible viewership success.

Even though there could be some slight panic given those numbers and the lack of a quick season 2 renewal, fans shouldn’t worry themselves over a cancellation or a move to another streaming service — especially when Netflix hasn’t said those things outright themselves.

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