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 Addam’s 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 and Luis Guzman starring as Gomez Addams, Catherine Zeta-Jones has now joined the cast.
Netflix announced via Twitter that the talented 51-year-old actress is set to add another feather to her long list of iconic roles by starring as the family matriarch, the legendary Morticia Addams.
Zeta-Jones, who starred alongside Guzman in the 2000 film Traffic, is known for having won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Academy for her iconic portrayal of the sinister vaudevillian Velma Kelly in Chicago. It will be intriguing to see her fill in the big shoes as left by the legacy of actresses such as Carolyn Jones, Anjelica Huston, Daryll Hannah etc., who played the character with a ghastly and ghostly glow pretty well.
While the release dates have not been announced, we have a strong hunch that Halloween 2022 will see the series gracing the streaming platform.