Netflix and Tim Burton (‘Frankenweenie’) have teamed up to create a new live action series based on the favorite daughter of many fans of the Addams family, ‘Wednesday’ (Wednesday). The filmmaker will therefore have a second chance to explore the gothic world of this peculiar family, having previously been engaged to direct an animated film for Illumination Entertainment which was later canceled.
Simply titled ‘Wednesday’, Al Gough and Miles Millar (‘Smallville’) will write this mysterious, intriguing and supernatural series that traces the main character’s years as a student at Nevermore Academy. All trying to master his emerging psychic abilities while foiling a monstrous murder spree that terrorizes the local city and solves the supernatural mystery that involved his parents 25 years ago, all while navigating his new and highly tangled relationships with the strange and diverse student body. .
Burton will direct the eight-episode series in what will be his television directorial debut, as well as producing alongside Andrew Mittman for 1.21, Kevin Miserocchi, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania, Gail Berman, MGM and United Artists.
Gomez Addams, Morticia, to Fester, Lurch, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and Thing the butler are the members of this family whose comic strip ran from 1938 to 1988. The Addams family has also appeared in countless animated and special series, counting on three feature films: ‘The Addams Family’ in 1991, ‘Addams Family Values’ in 1993 and ‘Addams Family Reunion’ in 1998. These films starred Anjelica Huston as Morticia Addams, Ral Juli as Gomez Addams, Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams and Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester.
It should not be forgotten that a sequel to the successful 2019 animated film ‘The Addams Family’ is also in the works, a film currently in the works that will have its theatrical release on October 1, 2021.
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
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