Waiting to find out more during the TUDUM (starting tomorrow), Netflix announced that Wednesday will debut on November 23 on the online platform.
For the occasion, a poster was unveiled that portrays the eponymous protagonist ( Jenna Ortega ) in torrential rain, wearing the Nevermore Academy uniform . The series obviously draws inspiration from The Addams Family , but will tell an unprecedented adventure on Wednesday , grappling with a mystery in the school she attends.
Tim Burton , director and executive producer, in the past had already flirted with the Addams Family : the director of Burbank was in fact proposed to direct the 1991 film, but could not accept because he was engaged with Batman: The Return ; also, a decade ago he was developing a stop-motion film that he was supposed to co-write, but the project fell through.
As you know, Charles Addams created the characters on the New Yorker cartoons , but the great international fame came with the David Levy show for ABC , which aired between 1964 and 1966. You will find the poster below .
The eight-episode series is an investigative and supernatural thriller that traces Wednesday’s years as a student at Nevermore Academy, describing attempts to control her paranormal powers, to foil a monstrous series of murders that terrify the local community and to solving the mystery involving his parents 25 years ago… all while exploring the new and complicated relationships of the strange and heterogeneous student body.
Cast includes Jenna Ortega ( Wednesday ), Luis Guzmán ( Gomez ), Catherine Zeta-Jones ( Morticia ), Victor Dorobantu ( Mano ), Issac Ordonez ( Pugsley ), George Burcea ( Lurch ), Tommie Earl Jenkins ( Mayor Walker ), Iman Marson ( Lucas Walker ), William Houston ( Joseph Crackstone ), Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo ( Deputy Sheriff Santiago ),Oliver Watson ( Kent ), Calum Ross ( Rowan ), Johnna Dias Watson ( Divina ), Gwendoline Christie ( Larissa Weems ), Riki Lindhome , Jamie McShane , Hunter Doohan , Georgie Farmer , Moosa Mostafa , Emma Myers , Naomi J. Ogawa , Joy Sunday and Percy Hynes White .
This new series was written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar , known for creating Smallville, Shannara and Into the Badlands . The two writers will also be executive producers along with Tim Burton himself . The latter directs all the episodes.
The idea is to bring The Addams Family into the present: the show will take place in the contemporary era, revolving around the young Wednesday and her gaze on today’s world.
Production will be handled by MGM TV , which owns the rights to the franchise.