Netflix Drops ‘Wednesday’ Actor Percy Hynes White Claims Report, After Show Confirmed for Woeful Season 2

Published 09/06/2023, 3:11 PM EDT

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Dark academia fans had a treat when the Addams family made their way back on screens. The famous The Addams Family by Charles Addams introduced the world of “outcasts” and “normies.” A book, series, cartoon illustrations, and film adaptations later, 2022 saw a Netflix series adaptation of the same. The young Jenna Ortega rose to fame along with her co-actors Percy Hynes White, Emma Myers, and Hunter Doohan. The story of the aristocratic family of Wednesday Addams, painted black with hints of purple, made a hit among the fans.

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Not only the steely family dynamics, but the Hogwarts-esque school adventures proved to be a treat too. As the OTT giant geared up to roll out the second season, reports suggested that White, who played Xavier Thorpe, is up for replacement. 

The woeful season might face woefully bad news

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The character who played alongside Ortega has reportedly landed in muddy waters. The Daily Mail reported that White was “written out” from the second season due to sexual misconduct allegations. They emerged after a Twitter user gave her an account of the events that landed these allegations on the actor. The 21-year-old actor faced backlash on the social media platform, with hashtags and protests surfacing online. The events conspired in Toronto, and the thread on Twitter added more basis to the claims. While the streaming platform has not made an official update, a close source of the Canadian actor expressed his sadness about White being dropped from the second season. 

The Canadian became widely popular after his character with magical powers gained traction among the audience. The show gained several Emmy nominations, and Ortega reviewed the fans’ theories floating around after the series gained traction for season 2. While the second season will see the return of Ortega and others, White’s Thorpe might see a replacement. The comedy horror is all set for a return, but production updates have not resurfaced after the SAG-AFTRA strikes started. Moreover, this explains why there have been no official updates about the cast.

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The report, which contained a comment from a close source of the actor, denied all the allegations. Moreover, the actor spoke up about it himself. 

Percy Hynes White replies to the allegations

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The close source gave a testament to White’s character. Denying the allegations, the Canadian actor took to Instagram to break his silence. He claimed that “attempts to set the record straight have been ignored.” The actor also confessed about how his friends were receiving death threats, along with his entire family being involved.

While the actor has steered clear from any talks about the cast and series updates, his co-actors like Ortega have shared a deep bond with him from the sets. Even pairing up for a film, Winter Spring Summer or Fall, the two will carry their chemistry from the dark comedy thriller to the light-hearted romantic comedy. 

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Will you miss White if he isn’t in the second season anymore? Comment below and let us know.

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Rishika Bhardwaj

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Rishika Bhardwaj is an entertainment reporter at Netflix Junkie. She has a knack for giving unbiased reviews and is always excited about providing readers with both sides of a coin. Although she is new to the scene, her love for crime and dark comedy dramas goes back a long way.

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