The new trailer just shows how all-encompassing this show will be, showing the different talents and gleaming personality of Wednesday.
We’ve already got a taste of what Wednesday will bring in its first trailer but Netflix gave audiences another sneak peek on the show yesterday when it released its second trailer. While the first one explored her intelligence and skill even at a normal school, this trailer shows us how she will come to deal with Nevermore Academy and the different challenges in a school with super-powered people.
The trailer is also a gold mine for the original Addams Family fans because the original Wednesday Addams, Christina Ricci had joined the cast for an unannounced role in the show before but now she was revealed in the trailer to be a teacher helping Netflix’s Wednesday to hone in her psychic abilities. Another cast member that audiences would not have expected to see was Fred Armisen who plays the bald and pale Uncle Fester in a dalmatian three-seater scooter leading Wednesday to new adventures.
According to the creators of the show, they wanted to depart from the original portrayal of Wednesday by making her grow through the episodes. Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, creators of this Netflix explain how they will make the character evolve throughout the season, CBR reported. She is a sixteen-year-old girl now and this is her journey into adulthood. Gough explained, “Wednesday Addams is such an iconic character. We thought, 'What if you made her 16 years old and took her out of the family and put her in boarding school, so she has to make a new kind of family?' We wanted to put her in a setting that still feels like you're in the world of the Addams Family, but completely different.”
To which Miller added, “The one thing that terrifies Wednesday Addams is emotion. What fascinated us as writers was exploring a character who starts out unable to have human connection and over the course of the first season moves that dial one notch. She sees the world in black and white. Maybe by the end of the first season, she sees a touch of grey.” Tim Burton, the original creator of the Addams Family explained how he was ‘intrigued’ to make the show, according to Collider. While there were many attempts to make a remake for the iconic character, the Netflix rendition felt right for Burton. “it just spoke to me about how I felt in school and how you feel about your parents, how you feel as a person...It gave the Addams Family a different kind of reality. It was an interesting combination,” he explained.
The show is expected to arrive on the streaming platform on November 23, 2022, starring actors Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams and Gwendoline Christie as Principal Larissa Weems.
Wednesday will be streaming on Netflix from November 23, 2022.