Ghosts and ghouls rejoice, because the hit Netflix show and Addams Family spin-off, Wednesday, will begin filming in Wicklow this April.
Starring Jenny Ortega, Emma Myers, Christina Ricci, Catherine Zita Jones, and many more, the Tim Burton-led comedy horror show is returning for its second season, and it will be filmed in the Hollywood of Europe – Co. Wicklow.
Not only is this good news for fans, but it is also a much-welcomed boost to Ireland’s world famous film industry – one that has been gaining a global reputation over many years.
With 252 million viewers, the show is regarded as the most popular English language series on Netflix.
Wicklow Sinn Féin TD John Brady said: “The announcement that the next series, which will be the second season of the hit Netflix show Wednesday is to be filmed in Wicklow represents a huge boost to the Irish film industry.
“With an estimated budget of over €200 million, which is comparative to that of a major Hollywood movie, we are talking about a massive TV series, which has outperformed the latest season of the hit show Stranger Things, which most people would recognise as a firm fan favourite.“
“The importance of the announcement to the Irish film industry cannot be overstated. Wicklow, through Ashford and Ardmore film studios has been synonymous with Film Ireland. The addition of a major TV series such as Wednesday puts Wicklow back firmly front and centre on the international stage.”
The announcement is the latest in a series of huge leaps forward for the Wicklow film industry, along with the opening of Clermont Screen Hub in Rathnew and the progression of Greystones Media Campus, which is set to be Ireland’s largest film and tv studio location.
These developments have helped solidify Wicklow’s reputation as the epicentre of the Irish film industry.
Brady concluded “Like all across Wicklow, I look forward with confidence to even more success in the Film industry for both Ashford and Ardmore studios. The future of the studio industry in Wicklow certainly looks very bright indeed.”