Some weeks ago it was reported that Netflix is already working on the development of a spin-off of Mad Addams concentrated in Merlina (or Wednesday in its original version). Fans of the popular family were delighted with the novelty, especially the fact that it will be directed by Tim Burton, a filmmaker whose style goes very well for the production. New information from The Illuminerdi reveals that some actresses are already being targeted for the starring role and that even Christina Ricci is being considered for the role of Morticia. In the following paragraphs we discuss all the details.
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According to The Illuminerdi exclusive, Netflix is taking actresses into account regardless of their ancestry, however, the preference is Latino. The portal points out that actresses like Jenna Ortega and Bailey madison they are the studio’s biggest alternatives to taking the lead role, but the final decision has yet to be made. It is worth mentioning that Madison seems to be the favorite, and that among her credits stand out Good witch, The foster Y Habia una vez. Who will get the coveted starring role?
On the other hand, it is handled that Christina Ricci is being considered by Netflix for the role of Morticia, will it be possible? Let us remember that the actress played Merlina in Mad Addams (1991) and Los Locos Adams II – 78% (1993), embodying a teenage version of the character and we cannot deny that it would be an interesting detail to add her to the cast of the spin-off. Ricci She is already 41 years old, so she could be an excellent fit for the role of the matriarch in the eccentric family, however, it is worth mentioning that the Netflix spin-off will not focus on the Addams, only on Merlina.
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The Netflix production will place Merlina in her youthful years during her stay at the Nevermore Academy, very far from her family, so we do not expect to see the characters of the original series recurrently, only the young daughter in the midst of friendships. your age. Fans of Mad Addams They are eager for the premiere of the spin-off on Netflix but the red streaming giant is taking its time to grant official details. The information of The Illuminerdi It still needs to be confirmed by the company itself, so we expect official announcements to appear shortly.
Tim Burton He has a great job ahead of him with the Merlina series on Netflix. The final decision on who will take the starring role carries its heavy toll, so filmmakers must be extremely careful when choosing the right actress – one bad decision and the production could fail entirely. So far only an official poster with the silhouette of the character has been revealed, so we will have to wait a little longer until we have some official images that will surely become the sensation when they arrive on social networks.
Crazy Addams or The Addams Family came to the world in 1964 thanks to the popular ABC television series. 64 chapters were enough to make it go down in history as a cult work with its black humor, the gothic style in some of the characters and even the exploration of healthy sexuality in a time when it was common for couples on the small screen to be kept well separated. Will the Netflix spin-off be able to set a precedent among today’s productions or will it only be dedicated to exploiting nostalgia with brazenness? So far no release date has been announced.
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