Wednesday, Netflix's most popular original series, had a tense month with the debut of a new season, but it has since been embroiled in a sea of less positive reports. Percy Hynes White has been accused of sexual assault and other crimes during his teenage years.
Although neither Hynes nor Netflix have commented on the allegations as yet, the situation has naturally prompted much speculation as to how this will affect the future of the series, with it appearing not to be out of the realm of possibility that Hynes might be relegated to Xavier Thorpe, the titular Wednesday Addams, for future seasons. However, it's equally probable that the White controversy may extend beyond Wednesday and sap another show's breakout talent, Jenna Ortega.
Ortega and Hynes reteamed for a teen-oriented comedy titled Winter Spring Summer or Fall just weeks after it was released worldwide in November 2022, and the film is believed to have already begun production in Utah, although it's possible that the Hynes issue will impact the film's release.
The presence of Hynes as its male lead may now be more of a bountiful piece of the film's fabric than a blessing, depending on how the situation develops and how the internet reaction against the Wednesday star continues to grow.
Jenna Ortega will star in Scream VI, due out on March 10.