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Jenna Ortega was supposed to return for the new season of You but Wednesday got in the way

Jenna Ortega was supposed to return for the new season of You but Wednesday got in the way

But You showrunner Sarah Gamble teased the actor could return to the series in the near future.

Jenna Ortega was meant to be returning to You season four, but she had scheduling conflicts with Wednesday.

In the Penn Badley-led Netflix series, the 20-year-old played Ellie in the show's second season.

Ortega's character was a Joe Goldberg's neighbour, a teen who gets groomed by comedian Henderson, who is later killed by the series’ protagonist Joe.

Joe then instructs Ellie to relocate elsewhere, forcing her to begin a new life in LA, with Joe sending her money periodically.

While she’s briefly mentioned in season three, Ortega did not reprise her role in season four to scheduling conflicts with Wednesday.


During an interview with IndieWire, You showrunner Sarah Gamble said: “We wanted to bring Ellie back and we heard, ‘Oh, Jenna is doing some show’."

Yes, that old show.

She added: “It’s been just such a pleasure to see Jenna this year. We have ideas for Ellie if her schedule allows her to visit us again.”

Gamble continued: “Any character who’s not dead who knows anything about Joe, it’s fair game to try to exert any justice. And any character who is dead, he has a really active imagination.”

Thanks to Wednesday, Ortega is one of the most in-demand actors in Hollywood right now.

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Ortega's role as the queen of deadpan even scored her a Golden Globe nomination, making her one of the youngest nominees for best performance by an actress in a musical or comedy TV series.

But aside from Wednesday, Ortega is set to appear in Scream VI and has three other films in the pipeline.

And while the actor has been in the industry for almost two decades - first appearing in McDonald's commercials - she recently opened up about how grateful she is that she can pick and choose her roles more wisely following the success of Wednesday.

But that wasn’t always the case, especially for a Puerto Rican and Mexican American actor.

She told Who What Wear: “I was taught that this industry is so finicky that you can be working, working, working and then never work again.

“I had twice as fewer job opportunities as other girls my age, so I took what I could. I did that for a while, but I’ve finally come to a point where I can be more selective or more precise about jobs that I would like to do, which is really exciting for me.”

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