Tim Burton’s The Addams Family TV Series ‘Wednesday’ Coming to Netflix

by | Feb 17, 2021

Their creepy and their kooky and they are heading to Netflix. It’s been revealed that Tim Burton’s The Addams Family TV series is coming to Netflix after a huge bidding war for the show. Last year, reports came in that Tim Burton was working on a new project for MGM based on The Addams Family IP, and now the show has secured global distribution with the popular streaming service. 

What’s on Netflix report that MGM are still producing the show, with Burton attached to direct alongside Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville) as showrunners and executive producers. The new show fill focus on the families troubled teenage daughter and will be named “Wednesday”.

The Addams Family, is a fictional household that was first seen in comic strip form in the 1930s. The oddball family transitioned to TV screens in 1964 and moved onto a big screen adaption in 1991. It has since had many sequels, books, games and animated TV adaptions over the years. Most recently, The Addams were turned into a CGI animated film that hit cinemas in 2019. 

In the 1990 film, the role of Wednesday Addams was famously portrayed by Christina Ricci, but film makers are this time looking for new talent to play the leading role. It is rumored that Netflix are looking for a Latina or Hispanic actress aged between 18 and 20 years of age for the role. 

Whilst is has been confirmed that both Gomez and Morticia Addams will be involved in the series, no cast has been announced. Though Burton had previously spoke of his wishes to have Johnny Depp play Gomez, but recent discretions will probably turn Netflix off from the idea. Depp has recently been dropped from his role as Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts films, thanks to the highlight publicized loss in court in a libel lawsuit against the Sun Newspaper. 

Season 1 of Wednesday is set to be eight hour-long episodes and will follow the young teen as a student at Nevermore Academy. “Wednesday Addams misadventures as a student at Nevermore Academy: a very unique boarding school snuggled in deepest New England.”

“The first season (it’s currently unclear whether Netflix ordered multiple seasons upfront) will follow Wednesday Addams at boarding school where she’s learning to master her growing set of abilities all the while solving a murder mystery, going up against a new growing evil threat, and battling with her various new relationships around the school of Nevermore.”

More news on this as it’s conjured!

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