There have been so many solo film and television series projects in the works and why should the creepiest member of America’s creepiest family be left out? Wednesday Addams is being brought to Netflix in her very own solo series later this year. Tim Burton has taken on the project — a combo that’s almost a little too perfect.
According to Netflix, this new series will follow Wednesday Addams in her student years at Nevermore Academy. There will be plenty of mystery involved as well with Wednesday navigating her newfound psychic abilities and using them to solve a series of murder cases. Along for the ride are her equally unique and strange friends. Yes, we’re finally going to see Wednesday Addams make friends — something we’ve never seen from past iterations of the character.
If Tim Burton signing on as the director wasn’t enough, composer (and frequent Burton collaborator) Danny Elfman is putting together original music for the streaming series. If you’re not familiar with Burton and Elfman’s work together, they are best known for The Nightmare Before Christmas and Beetlejuice.
Jenny Ortega is our Wednesday Addams and Chicago star Catherine Zeta-Jones is set to play her mother, Moriticia Addams. As for the Addams patriarch, Luis Guzmán will be taking on the role of Gomez. The cast also includes Isaac Ordonez, Thora Birch, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Hunter Doohan, Georgie Farmer, Moosa Mostafa, Emma Myers, Naomi J. Ogawa, Joy Sunday, Percy Hynes White, Gwendoline Christie, and Christina Ricci (the former Wednesday Addams) herself is in an undisclosed role that Deadline reports is a “new character not an older version of Wednesday.”
Wednesday Addams will be a one-eighty for Ortega. She is known for her voice acting as the Disney princess Elena of Avalor. However, in the short teaser, we can see that she visually fits the aesthetic of the character very well. Christina Ricci couldn’t be happier with this new Wednesday. She told Deadline, “She’s so incredibly talented and professional, and really seems to love film and TV making, and is involved in every step along the way of the show. And her Wednesday is a really, really great, smart, modern take on that character.”
Wednesday is slated to arrive on Netflix sometime in Fall 2022.
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