The first look of the “Scream” breakout as Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s new series, directed by Tim Burton, has been released.
They’re weird and crazy, and they’re getting their own adolescent Netflix show!
Jenna Ortega stars as Wednesday Addams, a 16-year-old student at Nevermore Academy who uses her emerging psychic gift to solve a serial killer case and solve the murder mystery that implicated her parents 25 years ago in the latest edition of “The Addams Family” saga. The Netflix series, suitably titled “Wednesday,” is directed and executive produced by Tim Burton and will premiere in 2022.
Morticia and Gomez Addams are played by Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán, with Pugsley Addams, Thing, and Lurch played by Isaac Ordonez, Victor Dorobantu, and George Burcea. Cousin Itt does not appear in the trailer (yet). Who knows what other terrifying creatures will appear in the horror comedy series.
“Wednesday” is also keeping it all together in “The Addams Family,” with Christina Ricci (who played Wednesday in the 1990s films) returning as a series regular. Hunter Doohan, Percy Hynes White, Joy Sunday, Emma Myers, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Georgie Farmer, Naomi Ogawa, and Moosa Mostafa also appear in the film.
Showrunners and executive producers Al Gough and Miles Millar (“Smallville,” “Into the Badlands”) are in charge of the series, which is directed by legendary filmmaker Tim Burton. Glickmania exec produces “The Addams Family” producers Gail Berman and Andrew Mittman, as well as fellow EPs Steve Stark, Kevin Miserocchi, Kayla Alpert, and “Addams Family 2” producer Jonathan Glickman.
Burton, Gandja Monteiro, and James Marshall share directing duties for the eight-episode series with “Edward Scissorhands” visionary Burton.
Jenna Ortega most recently appeared in the latest instalment of the “Scream” franchise, as well as Ti West’s “X,” possibly indicating the emergence of a new Scream Queen. She also starred in HBO’s “The Fallout,” a school-shooting drama that had its world premiere at SXSW, and in the July release “American Carnage.”