Netflix and Tim Burton’s Wednesday Addams series is coming soon — but it’s missing Halloween. Yes, we’re going to learn more about the iconic young goth, as Wednesday is coming to Netflix — and in a new live-action series.
The series was revealed on Wednesday (of course), Feb. 17. It’s simply titled Wednesday, and will be produced with MGM and UA. While it will definitely have spooky (as well as creepy and kooky) elements, the announcement marked it as a “coming-of-age comedy.” So do not expect the young Ms. Addams to lose her sarcastic tone.
Wednesday release date
Wednesday hits Netflix on November 23. We’re going to see more at Tudum, so keep an eye out on our Netflix Tudum live blog.
The below trailer shows us how Wednesday Addams gets kicked out of Nancy Reagan High School, in a devious incident involving the swim team. It also shows us Luis Guzman and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Gomez and Morticia.
Tim Burton’s Wednesday Addams cast
Jenna Ortega (You, The Fallout) will portray Wednesday Addams, per a Netflix announcement. Christina Ricci will have a minor role as a character named Marilyn Thornhill. Catherine Zeta-Jones is Morticia, and our favorite piece of casting is Luis Guzmán as Gomez.
- Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams
- Gwendoline Christie as Principal Larissa Weems
- Jamie McShane as Sheriff Galpin
- Percy Hynes White as Xavier Thorpe
- Hunter Doohan as Tyler Galpin
- Emma Myers as Enid Sinclair
- Joy Sunday as Bianca Barclay
- Naomi J Ogawa as Yoko Tanaka
- Moosa Mostafa as Eugene Ottinger
- Georgie Farmer as Ajax Petropolus
- Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott
- Christina Ricci as Marilyn Thornhill
- Guest Stars:
- Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams
- Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams
- Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams
- Iman Marson as Lucas Walker
- Lucius Hoyos as Young Gomez
Tim Burton’s Wednesday Addams story
We know a surprising lot about what Wednesday is about to face. In the announcement, we learned that the eight-episode run ordered by Netflix will see her going to school while dealing with “her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago.”
Tim Burton’s Wednesday Addams crew
According to Netflix’s announcement (opens in new tab), Al Gough (Smallville, Spider-Man 2) and Miles Millar (also Smallville) pitched the streaming service on the series.
Then, Netflix found out that Tim Burton (Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman) wanted in on it. In fact, Burton was so interested that Wednesday will mark his debut as a TV series director.