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All About Tim Burton’s Spooky New Netflix Series, ‘Wednesday’

The Addams family is back just in time for spooky season.

Starting this fall, Netflix will unveil Tim Burton’s new series, Wednesday, an adaptation of The Addams Family focusing on the clan’s eldest child, Wednesday Addams, portrayed by Jenna Ortega.

The Addams Family Has seen a number of iterations over the years, including the original 1960s television show, animated features, a Broadway production, and popular movies, but this will be the first time the fan-favorite character gets every time in the spotlight. You can watch the first official teaser trailer for the new series, above.

“[Tim Burton] Really loved that you had time to be with Wednesday and explore the character and you didn’t have to, you know, wrap things up in an hour and 45 minutes,” showrunner Miles Millar told Vanity Fair. “The ambition for the show was to make it an 8-hour Tim Burton movie.”

Below is everything we know so far about wednesday


Who’s starring in Wednesday?

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We’re getting an all-new Addams family. Scream star Jenna Ortega is set to portray the titular character in the Netflix series with Catherine Zeta-Jones (Morticia), Luis Guzmán (Gomez) and Isaac Ordonez as Wednesday’s little brother, Pugsley.

Who is behind the series?

Acclaimed spooky film director Tim Burton is spearheading the series with the help of smallville creators Miles Millar and Alfred Gough. Academy Award–winning costume designer Colleen Atwood is also on board.

What is it about?

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Though there have been multiple iterations of The Addams Family for movie, television, and even the stage, Wednesday is the first to focus on the Addams’ only daughter. per Vanity Fair, the core plot follows a string of murders that take place in the small town where her prestigious boarding school, Nevermore Academy, is located. These murders, however, don’t bother or scare Wednesday, rather they have quite the opposite effect.

“That’s something that was very important to the show—that it didn’t feel like a remake or a reboot. It’s something that lives within the Venn diagram of what happened before, but it’s its own thing,” Millar told Vanity Fair. “It’s not trying to be the movies or the ’60s TV show. That was very important to us and very important to Tim.”

Wednesday’s relationship with her mother, Morticia, is also expected to be explored.

“The relationship that kind of hangs over the season is really Wednesday’s relationship with Morticia,” Gough says. “How do you step out of the shadow of a mother as glamorous as Morticia?”

When does Wednesday release on Netflix?

Wednesday is set to premiere this fall on the streaming platform.

Bianca Betancourt
Culture Editor
Bianca Betancourt is the Culture Editor at HarpersBAZAAR.com where she covers all things music, film, and TV.
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