Wednesday, Netflix's take on the oldest daughter of pop culture's kookiest family, is almost here. Tim Burton, who often creates spooky but entertaining takes on well-known characters, is at the helm of this project. Wednesday Addams is the focus of this fresh take on The Addams Family, and she is in the thick of a murder mystery investigation after being sent away to the shadowy Nevermore Academy.
Now let's get down to the nitty-gritty! Jenna Ortega (You) will play the lead role in the upcoming horror comedy. The casting of a Latina actor as Wednesday is a first and true to the comics. Wednesday Addams' time as a student at Nevermore Academy is billed as the setting for “a detective, supernaturally laced mystery.”
Listed below are the remaining pieces of information regarding the series.
What is the Release Date for the Show?
Even though our first thoughts led us to believe that Wednesday would debut around Halloween, the show would actually start airing later than we had anticipated. Netflix will launch the first episode of the series on November 23.
Wednesday premieres November 23! Snap, snap. pic.twitter.com/Ejwn9U5Sl9
— Netflix (@netflix) September 23, 2022
What is Wednesday All About?
Netflix claims Wednesday will have the same spirit as previous Addams Family adaptations while taking the characters and story in a new, exciting way.
Netflix described the narrative of Wednesday as “a detective, supernaturally laced mystery spanning Wednesday's years as a student at the unusual Nevermore Academy.”
Wednesday Addams “attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, foil a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and unravel the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago—all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships of the strange and diverse student body.”
The new series will present a mystical mystery story with a mix of drama and dark comedy. With Wednesday as the protagonist, we can expect a fresh perspective on the coming-of-age story even as she faces the challenges of Nevermore Academy and the mystery from over two decades ago.
Who Are the Wednesday Cast Members?
Wednesday Addams' true identity was unveiled. Jenna Ortega, who Netflix viewers will surely recognize, will play the legendary character.
Ortega has appeared in several Netflix productions as a lead actor. Ellie from You Season 2, Phoebe from The Babysitter: Killer Queen, and Katie Torres from Yes Day are probably the most well-known roles she has played. In addition, she provides the voice of Brooklyn in the Camp Cretaceous episode of the Jurassic World cartoon series.
Ortega has been in a number of other well-known works besides Netflix, including Disney's Elena of Avalor, The CW's Jane the Virgin, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Iron Man 3.
As part of Netflix's Geeked Week celebration, we got our first peek at Jenna Ortega in her complete Wednesday Addams costume. Anyone who enjoys the Addams Family, whether they're new to the series or longtime followers, will love seeing a glimpse of Ortega in action.
Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday Addams in the original TV series, has joined the cast of Wednesday. We can confirm that Ricci will not be portraying a more senior version of Wednesday Addams, but her role is currently unknown.
Our Addams family is expanding!
Catherine Zeta-Jones will step into the iconic silhouette of Morticia Addams while Luis Guzmán will bring to life the debonair Gomez Addams in the upcoming TV series Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams and directed by Tim Burton. pic.twitter.com/MiofyWIbwy
— Netflix (@netflix) August 9, 2021
It may have taken a little longer than expected, but Addams family staples Morticia and Gomez arrived on set on Wednesday! Both Luis Guzmán and Catherine Zeta-Jones have been cast in the roles of Morticia and Gomez Addams, respectively.
Is a Trailer Available for Wednesday?
Yes, the first extended look at Tim Burton's version of the Addams family has arrived. Observe the video down below:
While this was going on, in September of 2022, as part of Netflix's worldwide TUDUM event, a new trailer was uploaded, hinting at some sort of contact between Wednesday and Thing. See it in action down below: