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Gwendoline Christie joins Tim Burton’s Netflix series 'Wednesday'

Tim Burton is known for his obsession with the idiosyncratic, macabre and bizarre. He is set to direct his live-action comedic coming-of-age Netflix series Wednesday that shall be based on Wednesday Addams school years as the young teen morbidly obsesses over death. 

This eight-episode fantasy series is family-friendly and humorous and marks Burton’s debut in the realm of television. The series shall follow Wednesday’s adventures and escapades at Nevermore Academy. 

While Netflix is excitedly announcing the expanding Addams family, the series shall take a look into Wednesday’s desperate attempts to “master her psychic ability” while dealing with the advent of new monstrous threats and solving the mystery that engulfed her parents decades back. She also has to deal with the repercussions of newly-formed relationships at the school. 

With Jenna Ortega from You playing the titular Wednesday Addams, Luis Guzman starring as Gomez Addams and Catherine Zeta-Jones as the legendary family matriarch, Morticia Addams, Gwendoline Christie has joined the cast.

Christie, who amassed immense popularity for having reprised the role of the loyal Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, will be seen as the principal of Nevermore Academy, Larissa Weems, who still has unfinished and unresolved business with her former classmate, Morticia. The Emmy-nominated actress will soon be seen as Lucifer in Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman adaptation. 

The other cast members include Victor Dorobantu as Thing, Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams, George Burcea as Lurch, Iman Marson as Lucas Walker, Tommie Earl Jenkins as Mayor Walker, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo as Deputy Santiago, William Houston as Joseph Crackstone, Oliver Watson as Kent, Johnna Dias Watson as Divina and Calum Ross as Rowan. 

While the release dates have not been announced, we have a strong hunch that Halloween 2022 will see the series gracing the streaming platform.