Catherine Zeta-Jones is Morticia Addams for ‘Wednesday’
The announcement was made in a tweet by Netflix, who welcomed the both Zeta-Jones and Guzmán into the family.
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
Zeta-Jones (Chicago, The Mask of Zorro) will follow in the footsteps of Anjelica Huston and and Charlize Theron who have both brought Morticia Addams to life onscreen. Huston starred in the 1991 film and Theron voiced the character in the 2019 animated remake
Announced back in February, the streaming series will take a different approach to all other Adams Family adaptions, focusing mainly on Wednesday Adams as she heads to boarding school, where she’s learning to master her growing set of abilities all the while solving a murder mystery. It’s being described as a “a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery”. The official synopsis reads.
“A sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. That’s where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorised the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships.”
Wednesday is yet to receive an official release date on Netflix, but we’ll keep you informed with any new news on the show.
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