Halloween is Tim Burton’s favourite day of the year and this time out he was set to celebrate in style with the release of Wednesday. Getting behind the Addams Family franchise is perhaps the most natural career move since Kate Moss started advertising Diet Coke, but sadly for Burton, things have hit a small hitch.
Starring Jenna Ortega, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán, the new Netflix incarnation has been in the works for a long time as Burton focuses on Wednesday Addams’ macabre years as a terrorising high school student.
There were whispers linking the show to a Halloween release date, which would make a lot of sense, however, it would now seem that it may actually be set to come out just a little later in the year. Netflix are still stating that it should emerge this autumn, but no date has been announced.
The official synopsis reads: “Follows Wednesday Addams’ years as a student, when she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart and solve the mystery that embroiled her parents.”
Netflix’s Director of Original Series, Teddy Biaselli, previously stated: “Tim has had a history of telling empowering stories about social outsiders like Edward Scissorhands, Lydia Deetz and Batman. And now he brings his unique vision to Wednesday and her spooky classmates at Nevermore Academy.”
You can check out the trailer below.