Emmys 2023: Jenna Ortega's Wednesday Season 2 Update Will Send Shivers Down Your Spine

Wednesday's Jenna Ortega exclusively shared with E! News an update on the second season of the Netflix series during the 2023 Emmy Awards at Los Angeles' Peacock Theater on Jan. 15

By Gabrielle Chung Jan 16, 2024 1:10 AMTags
Watch: ‘Wednesday’ Star Jenna Ortega Promises More Horror in Season 2!

Jenna Ortega is ready to get back into the Wednesday groove. 

But before donning on her Nevermore uniform, the actress gave an update into the Netflix series' second season, which she will executive produce in addition to starring as the titular goth icon, at the postponed 2023 Emmys. (Click here to see all the red carpet fashion.)

"I've received some scripts for the second season and we're definitely leaning into more horror," she exclusively told Live From E!: Emmys host Laverne Cox at the Peacock Theater in downtown Los Angeles on Jan. 15. "It's really, really exciting because all throughout the show, Wednesday does need a bit of an arc. She never really changes and that's the wonderful thing about her."

Jenna also noted that Wednesday's signature wit will be on full display in the new episodes. 

"There are some really, really good one liners," she said, explaining that "everything's bigger" and "more action-packed" in the upcoming season. "I think each episode will probably feel a little bit like a movie, which is nice." 

Best Dressed Stars Ever at the Emmys

The 21-year-old headed into the Emmys with an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series nomination for her performance in Wednesday's first season. The nod made her the second-youngest nominee in the category after Patty Duke, as well as the youngest Latina actress to be nominated for the honor. (Click here for the full list of nominees.)

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"It was very unexpected," Jenna said of the nomination. "I'm so, so grateful."

She added, "To come into this under those terms is really, really special. I got to bring my mom here tonight, so it feels very, very surreal. I feel very lucky."

To see Jenna and more stars on the Emmys red carpet, keep reading.

Suki Waterhouse

in Valentino and Tiffany 7 Co. jewelry. 

Jessica Chastain

in custom Gucci & Reza jewelry.

Jeremy Allen White

in custom Giorgio Armani and a Vacheron Constantin watch.

Taraji P. Henson

in custom Atelier Versace, Alexandre Birman shoes and Simon G jewelry.

Selena Gomez

in Oscar de la Renta and Tiffany & Co. jewelry.

Camila Morrone

FIJI Water and JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery returned as the Official Water and Official Wine Partners at the Emmys.

James Marsden

FIJI Water kept stars hydrated with the company's iconic bottles.

Meghann Fahy

in custom Armani Privé & Bulgari jewelry.

Evan Peters

in Dior Men.

Bella Ramsey

in Prada.

James Marsden

in Canali. 

Bill Hader

in Dior Men.

Abby Elliott

in Alexander McQueen.

Jason Sudekis

Priscilla Presley

Jessica Williams

in custom Rodarte.

Kathryn Hahn

in Christian Dior.

Calista Flockhart

in Armani Privé.

Leo Woodall

Lauren Ambrose

Mychal Bella Bowman

Zawe Ashton

Tracee Ellis Ross

in Sportmax and Pomellato jewelry.

Natasha Lyonne

in Schiaparelli.

Kaitlin Olson

in Monse.

Lizzy Caplan

in vintage Yohji Yamamoto and Fred Leighton jewelry.

Kumail Nanjiani

in Brunello Cucinelli and IWC Schaffhausen watch.

J. Smith-Cameron

in Christian Siriano.

Ellen Pompeo

in Monique Lhuillier and REZA jewelry.

Christina Ricci

in Saint Laurent.

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