Who said there's no such thing as a perfect casting?
Catherine Zeta-Jones has been officially cast as Morticia Addams in Tim Burton's upcoming Wednesday series on Netflix. This news comes a few days after actor Luis Guzmán was cast as Gomez.
Jenna Ortega will be playing the lead role as Wednesday Addams. It is currently unclear when the series will be released but Netflix has already ordered eight episodes of the show.
The show will follow an older Wednesday Addams after she leaves the family mansion to attend Nevermore Academy. Her attempts to "master her emerging psychic ability, 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 at Nevermore."
Zeta-Jones will be joining a list of amazing women who embodied the role of the matriarch of the Addams family.
The character of Morticia Addams was originally portrayed by Carolyn Jones in the 1960s. She was followed by Anjelica Huston who took over the role for the Addams Family movies in the 1990s. Daryl Hannah then played Morticia in 1998's Addams Family Reunion.
The latest Morticia Addams was Charlize Theron in the animated Addams Family movies.
Tim Burton will be making his directorial debut on the small screen with the Wednesday series. It will be interesting to see Tim Burton's talent showcased on the small screen.
Catherine Zeta-Jones is what we can call a perfect casting as she does have the look and posture needed to play Morticia Addams.
The series doesn't have a release date as of this moment but we can expect filming to begin very soon.