A new live-action Netflix series will require the broody long stretches of any young person to a new creepy level with a whole show devoted to the story of Wednesday Addams, a “coming-of-age” comedy centered on “the maiden of the macabre” who graduates into a “full-fledged leading lady,” the streaming service reported.
Coordinated by Tim Burton, plans for the show, named “Wednesday,” were first reported by the streaming platform and production organization in February 2021. It denotes the director’s television directorial debut at the helm following a history of oddball stories about outcasts.
“Tim has had a history of telling empowering stories about social outsiders like Edward Scissorhands, Lydia Deetz, and Batman. And now he brings his unique vision to Wednesday and her spooky classmates at Nevermore Academy,” wrote Director of Original Series Teddy Biaselli in a news release at the time.
Also, on a Wednesday in May 2021, Netflix declared that its lead character, Wednesday Addams, would be played by entertainer Jenna Ortega.
“New chapter. Hope I can do Wednesday Addams justice. snaps twice,” wrote the 18-year-old actress on Instagram.
Told through Wednesday’s perspective, the eight-section series of the “Addams Family” tells the story of a teenager with an “emerging psychic ability” who utilizes it’s anything but “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 of the strange and diverse student body.”
As of this writing, neither a broadcasting date nor a trailer had been released to public.
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