45 best Netflix shows to watch right now (December 2023)

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Wednesday. Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in episode 104 of Wednesday. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022 /

Wednesday

  • Seasons: 1
  • Created By: Alfred Gough and Miles Millar
  • Starring: Jenna Ortega, Gwendoline Christie, Emma Myers, Percy Hynes White, Hunter Doohan, Christina Ricci, Riki Lindhome, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, and more

Chances are, you’ve at least heard of Wednesday on Netflix. The teen supernatural show debuted just in time for Thanksgiving in 2022 and was an instant hit. Not only did the series break viewership records, but received generally positive reviews, with Jenna Ortega’s performance as the titular character being applauded.

The eight-episode drama follows Wednesday Addams of the Addams Family as she’s shipped off to boarding school at a place for outcasts and freaks called Nevermore Academy. Her parents, Morticia and Gomez, met there as kids and fell in love. Though Wednesday isn’t eager to make friends or fit in, she learns about a prophecy at Nevermore that proves to her she has a place there. Even if others around her start to lose doubt.

It took a few months, but Wednesday was renewed for a second season at the start of 2023, exciting fans everywhere. At this time, the filming schedule for season 2 has not been revealed so we don’t have a timeframe for when it could come out. The writers’ and actors’ strikes will also delay the new episodes. The good news, of course, is that we know it’ll return with at least another season!

If you haven’t seen Wednesday yet, you’re seriously missing out. It’s so fun, quirky, and a great addition to Netflix’s family-friendly library. — Natalie Zamora

Watch Wednesday on Netflix