Tim Burton's Netflix Live-Action Adaptation Of 'Wednesday' Shares First Look Of The Character

Tim Burton's Netflix Live-Action Adaptation Of 'Wednesday' Shares First Look Of The Character

Jenna Ortega of Scream fame will be taking on the role of Wednesday in the Netflix adaptation.

Wednesday Addams is coming woefully soon to Netflix!

The news of Tim Burton's TV directorial debut with a focus on the iconic character from Addams Family was revealed last year. We soon learned that Jenna Ortega of Scream fame would be taking on the role of Wednesday in the Netflix adaptation. She would be filling the shoes of Christina Ricci who played Wednesday in the '90s feature films, The Addams Family in 1991 and the sequel Addams Family Values in 1993, and has left a lasting impression. But Ortega is taking on the role with gusto and bringing her own to our beloved teen anti-hero.


Netflix released the very first teaser for the live-action series that will be a sleuthing supernatural adventure. With the signature dark hair in twin plaits, the stiff pointy collar on her black dress, and an expression that says she would scare you to death, Ortega's Wednesday was also accompanied by the Thing as they snapped us into the twisted world that awaits us on the other side. We still don't know when the series will be out yet but the anticipation is running high. Watch the short teaser here:


From the imagination of Burton, known for his gothic fantasy and horror films like Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and Sweeney Todd, comes Wednesday. It is set to tell the story of Wednesday’s years as a student at the peculiar Nevermore Academy as she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability and in the process, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town. She will also try to solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago while navigating her new and very tangled relationships with the strange and diverse student body.  The series is set to have a star-studded cast including Ricci herself who has been cast in an undisclosed role.


The cast also includes actress Catherine Zeta-Jones who will be playing Addams matriarch, Morticia Addams, with Luis Guzmán who will be playing her husband Gomez Addams. Riki Lindhome will star as Dr. Valerie Kinbott, Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin, Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin, Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus, Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Otinger, Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair, Naomi J. Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka, Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay, Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe, Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems, and Victor Dorobantu as Thing.

The Addams Family (1991) Source: IMDb

The series is created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. Teddy Biaselli, Netflix’s Director of Original Series, called Wednesday “the ultimate lone wolf” character and speaking to Deadline said, "When we first heard Al Gough and Miles Millar’s pitch for Wednesday we were struck, like an arrow from a crossbow, right in our hearts. They nailed the tone, the spirit, and the characters, but gave us a fresh way into this story." 

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