Netflix has placed a Thanksgiving week premiere for Wednesday, The Live-action Addams Family series from Tim Burton. The series, starring Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, debuted on Wednesday, November 23 on the streaming network. Netflix has also dropped the key art below.
Comedy of the future, written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar and directed by Burton, starring Ortega as Wednesday Addams during his years at Nevermore Academy. It is described as a supernaturally infused mystery. In the series, Wednesday tries to master his emerging psychic abilities, thwart the gruesome murders that have been terrorizing the local town, and solve supernatural mysteries involving his parents 25 years ago—all while navigating his deeply tangled new relationship in Nevermore.
Ortega gave his version of Wednesday Addams: “Wednesday is still a teenager, and we’ve never seen him as a teenager before. Her sarcastic, sarcastic comments may not always sound charming when they come from someone who probably should know better than a 10 year old girl. It is a balancing act. We don’t want to make her sound like any other teenage girl, but we don’t want to make her too stupid either. And we’ve never seen it on screen this much. Whenever you see Wednesday, he’s always a one-liner, end of jokes, he always succeeds, and I think that’s what people really like about him. But in this show, every scene is a Wednesday. There was an opportunity to give him a little more dimension, and he became a bit more of a real person, which I don’t think we’ve seen before.”
Also starring are 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)
Guest stars include Catherine Zeta-Jones (Morticia Addams) and Luis Guzmán (Gomez Addams), Isaac Ordonez (Pugsley Addams), Iman Marson (Lucas Walker), Lucius Hoyos (Young Gomez)
Burton executives produced Wednesday with Gough and Millar, who served as showrunners. Also executive producers are Kayla Alpert, Steve Stark, and Andrew Mittman for 1.21, Kevin Miserocchi, Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania and Gail Berman. MGM Television is the studio.