Netflix just renewed merlin (Wednesday) for a second season, after the successful debut it had on the platform at the end of 2022. The series starring Jenna Ortega follows the eldest daughter of Homer and Morticia in her days as a student at the Nunca Más Academy, a school for outcasts with unusual abilities. The project was developed by renowned filmmaker Tim Burton for the streaming.
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In the midst of uncertainty caused by recent press reports (a rumor suggested that it would be moved to Prime Video), the “N” giant officially announced that the story of Merlina Addams will continue with more episodes. For now, it is unknown when filming will begin, but it is expected that her protagonist and the rest of the cast will return to interpret her characters.
The production led by Ortega is the second most watched English-speaking series in the entire history of Netflix with 1.237 billion hours viewed in the first 28 days of its launch. In the list, it is only surpassed by the fourth season of Stranger Things (1,352,090,000 hours viewed), which was very close to breaking the record for South Korean fiction. the squid game (1,650,450,000).
Actress Jenna Ortega became the successor to Christina Ricci by embodying a new version of Wednesday Addams, known as Merlina for the Latin American translation. The young woman stars in her solo adventures as a strange and sadistic teenager. Like her parents, she is sent to Nunca Más Academy after failing to adjust to conventional schools. There she will meet new allies and enemies when she begins to investigate a murder mystery.
The main cast also includes Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Emma Myers, Hunter Doohan, Jamie McShane and Christina Ricci. As for the Addams family, Catherine Zeta-Jones gives life to Morticia, Luis Guzmán is Homer and Isaac Ordonez plays Pericles. The development of the series was promoted by filmmaker Tim Burton, an exponent of the gothic genre in cinema since the 90s.
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According to the official synopsis, the story “is an intriguing mystery with a supernatural undertone that follows Merlina Addams in her years as a student at Never Again Academy. Merlina must master her budding psychic ability, thwart a monstrous murder spree that is terrifying the town and solve the paranormal mystery involving her parents 25 years ago… all while dealing with her complicated relationships in Nunca Más.”
All episodes of the first season of merlin can be seen in the catalog Netflix.
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