Tim Burton is preparing a new series of The Crazy Addams focused on Merlina. While waiting to know details of the cast, the latest reports indicate that Christina Ricci, who played this character in The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel (1993), could return to the saga.
However, according to The Illuminerdi portal, she would not do it to play Merlina. According to the medium, the director and the production team have set the actress for the role of Morticia, matriarch of the family, although it is not known if she has already negotiated to get the role.
What will the series be about?
“It shows Merlina Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. The protagonist tries to master her psychic abilities ”, you can read in the description of the production, which will have eight episodes and will be available through Netflix.
“In addition, he will try to thwart a monstrous murder spree that has terrorized the city and solve the supernatural mystery that his parents lived through 25 years ago, all while exploring their new and complicated relationships in Nevermore,” adds the synopsis.
Tim Burton is bringing Wednesday Addams to Netflix in a live-action coming-of-age series!
Burton will also make his TV directorial debut on the sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery that follows Wednesday as a student at Nevermore Academy pic.twitter.com/8ei3wIUrxq— Netflix (@netflix) February 17, 2021
The publication also points out that the young actresses Jenna Ortega and Bailee Madison sound like candidates to give life to Merlina. Although the casting is open, The Illuminerdi assures that there are preferences for hiring a Latin actress.
Tim Burton’s latest work is Dumbo (2019), a live-action adaptation of the Disney classic starring Eva Green, Colin Farrell and Danny DeVito. In addition to preparing the Merlina series for Netflix, the filmmaker is working on Beetlejuice 2, a sequel to the 1988 film starring Michael Keaton.