Doctor Who Star Billie Piper’s One Highly Rated Horror Role Makes Her the Perfect Addition to Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday Season 2

Doctor Who star is the latest addition to Wednesday season 2.

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  • Doctor Who's Billie Piper has now joined the cast of Netflix's Wednesday season 2.
  • She has already been in a similar supernatural/gothic show named Penny Dreadful.
  • Her brilliant performance in the show makes her a solid pick for the hit Netflix show.
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Jenna Ortega’s titular role in Netflix’s Wednesday show was highly celebrated in 2022, and the show itself became a bit hit for the streamer. In addition to fans loving the show, awards recognition came in as it was nominated for several Emmys. The series has been renewed for a second season and production has begun on the much-awaited sophomore entry of the show.

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Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in Netflix's Wednesday
Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s Wednesday

The second season will see a bunch of new faces including Steve Buscemi, Haley Joel Osment, Noah Taylor, Evie Templeton, and Billie Piper. The latter is most famously known for her role as Rose Tyler in Doctor Who. She also starred in the horror series Penny Dreadful and her brilliant performance in the show makes it fitting for her to join the world of Wednesday, due to their similar supernatural elements.

Billie Piper’s Work on Penny Dreadful Makes Her Perfect for Wednesday Season 2

Penny Dreadful's Billie Piper joins the second season of Wednesday
Penny Dreadful‘s Billie Piper joins the second season of Wednesday

Jenna Ortega is set to return as Wednesday Addams in the second season of the hit Netflix show. With returning actors like Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and many others, the second season will also see some new faces. One of them is Doctor Who star Billie Piper (via RadioTimes). The actress has already been in a similar supernatural/gothic show back in the day called Penny Dreadful.

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The show which also starred Reeve Carney, Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, and Josh Hartnett among others, saw the origin stories of many famous Victorian gothic characters like Dorian Gray, Abraham Van Helsing, John Seward, Renfield, etc. These characters pop up as the main character Malcolm Murray, played by Dalton, goes on a personal quest to find her daughter Justine.

Piper played Brona Croft/ The Bride of Frankenstein in the show, and over three seasons, her compelling performance captivated fans of the show. The series itself has received critical acclaim in all its three seasons (scoring 81%, 100%, and 93% on Rotten Tomatoes) Thus, stepping into another similar gothic show, albeit with a dark comedy aspect feels like a natural transition for the actress. It remains to be seen how Piper fits into the show in the second season.

Wednesday Showrunners Want The Show To Have a Long Trajectory

The showrunners of Wednesday want multiple seasons to further explore the character
The showrunners of Wednesday want multiple seasons to further explore the character

With the huge success of season 1 of Jenna Ortega‘s Wednesday, production on season 2 has officially begun. Showrunners Miles Millar and Alfred Gough are returning, as well as Tim Burton who is an executive producer on the show. When asked by The Hollywood Reporter about their future plans for the show, the showrunners expressed their desire to make more stories with Wednesday over multiple seasons.

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With their previous experience as co-creators on Smallville and getting to tell interesting stories, Gough stated that going deep into the characters and the lore has been their goal in everything they do. He also stated that they want to continue telling interesting narratives featuring Wednesday as long as people want it. Gough said,

“Well, the beauty of television is you could go on for many seasons, which we’ve done before. What’s also fun is the more you go, the world and the stories kind of reveal themselves. So, it’s actually something that we enjoy doing, and you also have that special relationship with an audience when they’re invested in these characters over a period of years. So, we’d like it to go on for as long as it can.”

Ortega returns as the titular character and audiences can expect more mysteries and exciting adventures with the character following the shocking ending of season 1. One can expect season 2 to drop next year. Fans can can watch season 1 of Wednesday on Netflix.

Billie Piper’s Penny Dreadful is available to stream on Paramount+. 

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Written by Rahul Thokchom

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Rahul Thokchom is a senior content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.