Mayhem, mystery and murder. Wednesday, a twisted new series that expands The Addams Family universe, is heading to Netflix this fall. Produced and directed by Tim Burton, the streamer has released a first look at the new series along with some new images.
The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Its here where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability. Along the way she thwarts a monstrous killing spree that has terrorised 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.
Like The Addams Family, Wednesday will include key characters from the ghoulish family. The Netflix series stars Catherine Zeta-Jones (Morticia Addams), Luis Guzmán (Gomez Addams), Isaac Ordonez (Pugsley Addams) and Jenna Ortega (Wednesday Addams).
Wednesday also stars Gwendoline Christie (Principal Larissa Weems), Jamie McShane (Sheriff Galpin), Percy Hynes White (Xavier Thorpe), Hunter Doohan (Tyler Galpin), Emma Myers (Enid Sinclair), Joy Sunday (Bianca Barclay), Naomi J Ogawa (Yoko Tanaka), Moosa Mostafa (Eugene Ottinger), Georgie Farmer (Ajax Petropolus), Riki Lindhome (Dr. Valerie Kinbott), with Christina Ricci (Marilyn Thornhill).
With Burton at the helm, we do expect Wednesday to deliver the usual quirky humour and whimsical storytelling we have seen in the past. So it does look like the series is in good hands. Check out the trailer below.