Wednesday’s release date isn’t too far off! The Tim Burton series is coming to Netflix, and it’s going to be released in November! It was revealed by Netflix today that the series will be released on November 23rd, 2022, which is a Wednesday… Of course, it is…
The series is going to star Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, and it will be the first time that Tim Burton’s done anything for television. The show is going to be pretty darn spooky, and I think it will perfectly recapture the magic of the original Addams Family shows and movies. I bet many of you already thought that Burton had already made an Addams Family movie. Well, he hasn’t. This is not only his first foray into TV, but it’s also his first time working on the Addams Family franchise.
Wednesday release date revealed by Netflix
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Here’s what Jenna Ortega had to say about the series and the opportunity of getting to play the iconic character, who was played by Christina Ricci in the past:
Wednesday is currently a teenager, and we’ve never seen her as a teenager before. Her snarky, snide remarks might not necessarily sound as charming when they’re coming from somebody who should probably know better than a 10-year-old girl. That was a balancing act. We didn’t want to make her sound like every other teenage girl, but we also didn’t want to make her too ignorant. And we’ve never seen her on screen this much.
Any other time you’ve seen Wednesday, she’s been the one-liner, the end of a joke, she always hits it, and I think that’s what people really love about her. But in this show, every scene is Wednesday. There’s an opportunity to give her a bit more dimension, and she becomes a bit more of a real person, which I don’t think we’ve ever seen before.
Tim Burton’s first venture into the world of TV
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Here’s the show’s official plot synopsis courtesy of Netflix:
From the imagination of Tim Burton, Wednesday is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore. Snap snap.
Burton is the show’s only director (he directed all of the first season’s episodes), and he’s also an executive producer on the show. Alfred Gough & Miles Millar are the series’ showrunner, executive producers and writers. Other executive producers include Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman (1.21 Entertainment), Kevin Miserocchi (Tee and Charles Addams Foundation), Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman (Glickmania), Gail Berman, Tommy Harper and Kevin Lafferty.
As mentioned above, Jenna Ortega will be playing Wednesday Addams in the show. She’ll be joined by Gwendoline Christie (playing Principal Larissa Weems), Jamie McShane (as Sheriff Galpin), Percy Hynes White (as Xavier Thorpe), Hunter Doohan (as Tyler Galpin), Emma Myers (as Enid Sinclair), Joy Sunday (as Bianca Barclay), Naomi J Ogawa (as Yoko Tanaka), Moosa Mostafa (as Eugene Ottinger), Georgie Farmer (as Ajax Petropolus), Riki Lindhome (as Dr. Valerie Kinbott) with Christina Ricci (as Marilyn Thornhill).
The show will also star Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams and Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, alongside Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams, Iman Marson as Lucas Walker and Lucius Hoyos as Young Gomez. It was also revealed that Victor Teodor Dorobantu will play Thing, Calum Ross will play Rowan Laslow, and Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo will portray Deputy Rita Santiago.
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