Wednesday has taken the world by storm, particularly, the eerie setting at the Nevermore Academy.
However, it’s the town of Jericho, where all the “normies” live, that has people talking, especially fans of a few The WB/The CW shows.
From the moment Wednesday Addams, played by Jenna Ortega, steps foot in the town square (founded in the 1600s by Joseph Crackstone) on The Addams Family Netflix spinoff, many fans felt as though they recognized the charming town from other shows, namely Gilmore Girls and Superman & Lois.
The gazebo in the middle of the town square makes you immediately think of Lorelai, Rory and Luke’s Diner, while the downtown area where Wednesday goes to see therapist Dr. Kinbott and frequents the Weathervane coffee shop feels all too much like the downtown area where Clark Kent and Lois Lane spend a significant amount of his time.
Yet, the surprising revelation is that Jericho does not use either set!
The town in the show is inspired by Jericho, Vermont, but it is not actually filmed there. The original filming location chosen was in Toronto, Canada, but the creative forces decided they wanted something that better reflected Tim Burton’s goth vision, so the production was moved to Romania, with most of the show being filmed in the city of Bucharest and the region of Transylvania, according to Marie Claire.
But since the sets were hand-built at Buftea Studios, a film studio in Romania, it’s not entirely out of the question that they would have drawn inspiration from other small towns like Stars Hollow and Smallville.
You can even see the set that was built out on Google Maps.
After all, there are a lot of undeniable similarities between Jericho, Stars Hollow, and Smallville, right down to the fact that all three of them have a Harvest Festival.
It’s possible the series wanted fans to feel a sense of familiarity when stepping into the town square to balance out the supernatural aspects. There was nothing mysterious about the town square, which offset the dark vibe of the Nevermore Academy. You never expect anything bad to happen in such a tight-knit community.
Or, as one fan on Reddit pointed out, it’s possible that they matched the set intentionally to the one at Warner Bros. in Los Angeles (where Gilmore Girls was filmed) in the event they ever needed to shoot any additional scenes. Superman & Lois is filmed in British Columbia, Canada at the Vancouver Film Studios, though it’s supposed to represent a small and quaint town in West Kansas that’s home to many supernatural occurrences.
Another fan suggested that since Jericho is supposed to be in New England, it’s not entirely surprising that Stars Hollow played such a huge influence, especially since it’s an iconic town in New England.
Even Burton commented on the difficulties, stating, “Trying to make Romania look like Vermont was an interesting challenge, but we managed to find many new locations. And in the studio, I had the space to create the sets, so it was great to be able to do that. We had enough space to [do] building exteriors, respectively to build the city of Jericho. It’s as if the sets come to life, and that supports the entire atmosphere of the series.”
Bottom line is, fans now have another fictional town to add to their bucket list!
Did you know that Sweet Magnolias and The Vampire Diaries were also filmed in the same town square?
Was ‘La Brea’ Renewed For Season 3?
La Brea fans, you have something to celebrate.
NBC has given an early season 3 renewal to the prehistoric sci-fi series. The network gave the green light right just before season 2 kicked off on Jan. 31, returning from hiatus with two back-to-back episodes. (Read our review!)
Per TVLine, La Brea will get six episodes in the third season with the possibility of scoring more down the line. And if no additional episodes are green-lit, six feels like a solid number that would be enough to provide a solid conclusion for dedicated fans.
The series averaged about 5.4 total weekly viewers, including DVR audiences, in its first season run, however, its midseason return fared rather poorly with 2.1 million and 2 million for both episodes, respectively. All of that could change once playback numbers are factored in proving that the drama was worth saving after all.
The series, which premiered in September 2021—and fills the sci-fi gap left behind by shows like Timeless and Debris—follows a group of people who fall through a mysterious sinkhole in Los Angeles and find themselves transported to 10,000 B.C.
Will There Be a Season 4 of ‘Big Sky’?
Big Sky ended on a high note on Wed, Jan. 18, wrapping up a whirlwind season filled with murder, mystery, and deception.
And naturally, fans are already craving more, especially as each season of the series delves into a new storyline centered in Helena, Montana, and involving Dewell & Hoyt’s Cassie Dewell and Jenny Hoyt.
As of now, ABC has not renewed Big Sky for a fourth season, and it may be months before we get any insight into the matter.
In terms of ratings, the series kept steady with 2.4 million viewers and a 0.2 demo, which means ABC could go either way with their decision.
The fact that they brought in the big guns like Reba McEntire and Jensen Ackles for this season likely means the network believes in the series—and it’s hard to argue with the dedicated fanbase that has stuck around through every twisted and over-the-top plot.
The third season wrapped up many lingering storylines, giving fans closure to the mystery plaguing the season, however, there’s always more to explore when it comes to the dynamics between the core characters. And something tells me, there’s no shortage of criminal activity in Helena.
While Cassie and Cormac finally made things official, fans were likely hoping to see a bit more romance for Jenny and Ackles’ Beau. The show has been toying with their chemistry, sparking a “will they or won’t they” debate, but when it finally came down to solidifying their relationship, they left it open-ended. While it may have been frustrating to fans, it’s likely the show’s hope that it’s enough to convince ABC to green light another season to allow them to explore these relationships further.
When TV Insider asked Ackles if he’d return for a fourth season, he explained, “I don’t know. They haven’t even picked up the show yet for Season 4, so I don’t know if anybody’s coming back for Season 4 yet. That’s above my pay grade.”
However, he added, “But if they do decide to pick up a Season 4 — which I would hope they would, I think the show’s really great, and I think it’s got a lot of story left to tell — I don’t know. They had me for one season. They were probably like, well, let’s just bring him in for one, and we’ll see how it goes, and then we’ll go from there. So they’re waiting to hear what happened with the show, and then they’ll probably talk to [showrunner] Elwood [Reid] and try to figure out what to do with the characters, those that are returning and those that they want to return.”
Once ABC gives the word—we’ll update this post accordingly. In the meantime, don’t be shy, read our review of the Big Sky Season 3 finale right here.
Why Is Taylor Kinney Leaving ‘Chicago Fire’?
Shocking news Firehouse 51—Taylor Kinney is exiting Chicago Fire.
Deadline reported the news on Friday, Jan. 20, revealing that the actor, who anchors the show as Kelly Severide, will be taking a break from the series.
Kinney has been a staple on the Dick Wolf drama since its inception in 2012 and is a huge reason why the series has retained such a dedicated viewership.
While an official reason was not provided, and a rep for the show did not offer a comment, sources close to production told the outlet that Kinney is taking a “leave of absence” to deal with a personal matter. No word on what the situation is.
The cast and crew were reportedly informed of the leave right before the news broke, with the writer’s room likely having to rewrite scripts to accommodate the change.
It’s unclear whether this will be a permanent leave, nor is there any info about how he will be written out for now.
Kinney has not addressed the news himself as of writing.
This is the latest shocking exit in the #OneChicago world as Jesse Lee Soffer, who plays Jay Halstead on Chicago PD, exited earlier this season, while Brian Tee hung up his coat earlier this season on Chicago Med after portraying Ethan Choi since 2015.
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