The tv show starring everyone’s favorite sadistic little sister is finally in the works. Wednesday, a new live-action series centered on Addams Family. It is created by Tim Burton, and will soon premiere on Netflix.
Most people today recognize the Addams Family from their off-page appearances, such as the 1960s TV series, the iconic 1990s feature films starring Anjelica Huston (who played Morticia Addams), Raul Juila (who played Gomez), Christopher Lloyd (who played Uncle Fester), Jimmy Workman (who played Pugsley), and Yellowjackets star Christina Ricci in her iconic portrayal of Wednesday, and the 2019 anthology film.
In the new live-action series, the role of the gothic, death-obsessed teen will be played by 19-year-old Scream Queen hopeful Jenna Ortega. Originally announced in February of 2021, Wednesday will feature the writing talents behind the Superman drama Smallville, as well as the involvement of producers from previous Addams Family films and television shows.
The release date, synopsis, cast, and trailer for Wednesday, as well as any other information we have about the show, can be found below.
When Will Wednesday The Addams Family Be Released on Netflix?
According to teenvogue, Wednesday, one of our most anticipated horror shows, will finally premiere on Netflix this year, in the fall of 2022. Even though Rob Zombie, director of slasher films like Halloween and Halloween II, recently announced on Instagram that the show would premiere this fall, a specific premiere date for Wednesday has yet to be confirmed.
“This fall we are gonna spook out like it’s 1964! Yep, THE MUNSTERS and THE ADDAMS FAMILY are returning to the boob tube at the same time courtesy of @netflix,” wrote Rob on Instagram. “It’s been 58 years since this clash of the titans first happened. Perfect entertainment for your pumpkin carving party… Wacky monster fans unite!”
The announcement suggests that the release of Wednesday will coincide with the September 2022 debut of The Munsters.
Who Will Be in the Cast of Wednesday: The Addams Family?
In May of 2021, Jenna Ortega was chosen to play the title character. With the caption “New chapter. “, she shared an Instagram photo of herself holding the pilot’s script.“Hope I can do Wednesday Addams justice. *snaps twice*.”
A first look at Jenna’s transformation into Wednesday Addams has been available on Netflix for a little over a year, and she looks terrifyingly different from her previous self.
Jenna is seen in new photos released by Netflix with her hair in long braids and her signature Wednesday white collar, long sleeve black dress, strikingly pale skin, and apathetically gaunt expression. So convincing is Jenna’s transformation into the character that it raises a few eyebrows. Then again, I suppose that is the point.
Actors Catherine Zeta-Jones (Chicago) and Luis Guzmán (Narcos) have been cast as Morticia and Gomez Addams, respectively, in the upcoming film Addams Family Values.
Other cast members include Christina Ricci, 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 others.”
What Will happen in Wednesday Netflix?
It has been said that Wednesday is an original combination of fantasy, horror, mystery, and comedy; however, the show has been characterized as a coming-of-age series first and foremost. The first season of Wednesday Addams follows Wednesday through her years as a student at Nevermore Academy.
According to the official synopsis released by Netflix, the show will chart:
“Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.”
Wednesday: The Addams Family Trailer
An official trailer gives us our first glimpse of Jenna Ortega in the role of Wednesday Addams. Here we meet not only the notorious Addams child but also the family’s faithful companion, Thing, a real, functioning severed hand. You can check out the preview down below:
In Wednesday, the daughter of Gomez and Morticia is shown as an adult. She attends Nevermore Academy, a school for teens with special abilities, and soon finds herself embroiled in a murder mystery that seems to involve her famous parents. This is not a black-and-white show.
Anyhow, the picture successfully captures the classic Addams Family vibe, right down to the throwback to the original 1960s TV show. With Tim Burton at the helm, the series is in excellent hands.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Many Episodes Will Be There?
There are a total of eight episodes in the first season of Wednesday: The Addams Family.
Which Locations Were Used for Filming?
For its upcoming original series, Netflix has chosen to set the Nevermore Academy, a boarding school unlike any other, in rural New England.
Who is the Director of the Series?
The name Tim Burton is synonymous with the cinema. This pilot episode marks his directing debut in the television medium. He has extensive experience working with the morbid subject matter.