Netflix has announced that it is developing a new 8-episode live-action series based on The Addams Family character Wednesday Addams. Tim Burton is also set to helm the series, marking his first television achievement.
Dubbed “Wednesday,” the new series will focus on the young girl of the Addams family, historically a loner with an incredibly dark sense of humor. Take a look at the poster below.
While, historically, Wednesday has been skewed to the younger side based on the adaptation, Wednesday (the series) will see her arrive at Nevermore Academy, where she will learn to control her psychic powers, deal with deadly monsters, and whatever. ‘other, solve a mystery. involving his parents.
Whether it was the classic TV series, the brilliant movies, the recent Broadway musical, or even their guest appearances on Scooby Doo – every time the Addams Family was on a screen, I watched, ”said Netflix executive Teddy Biaselli in a press release. “I loved that on every occasion the Addams blurred the so-called ‘normalcy’. Their entire existence was a major (attached to a disembodied hand) to the status quo. And none was more rebellious, more avant-garde, and more iconic than Wednesday Addams.
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Typically operating as part of the Addams set, the new Netflix series marks the first time Wednesday has received its own dedicated adaptation.
Burton is also an executive producer, alongside showrunners / executive producers Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville, Into the Badlands), executive producer Andrew Mittman (CG The Addams Family of 2019), and more. Netflix is also working with MGM and UA Television on Wednesday.
Funny enough, this is Burton’s first foray into the Addams Family franchise, despite a long history of comedic and ghoulish films that almost certainly draw inspiration from the original Addams Family, which debuted as a comic book. New Yorker in 1938.
Despite being over 80, the Addams family still have a hard time when it comes to welcoming fans. IGN gave CG-Animated Addams Family Movie of 2019 Eight out of 10, calling it “all feast and no gimmicks”. The 1991 and 1993 films respectively won admirable box office and positive critical reception.
Joseph Knoop is a writer / producer / it for IGN.