Wednesday has broken all records of the fastest growing most-liked series on Netflix in the English Language. Along with Jenna Ortega’s incredible performance as Wednesday Addams, all things set significantly impacted audience perception. Viewers bought the story of Wednesday being admitted to a school of outcasts when we first saw Nevermore Academy.
From the interesting and gothic makeover of the original Castle that the Academy is based on to iconic scenes being shot in the perfect location. Every little piece of detail made the story as successful as it has become.
You are reading this article to find out a lot more about the Nevermore Academy than what meets the eye. The need for a dark and gloomy Nevermore Academy was fulfilled by the breathtakingly beautiful Cantacuzino Castle based in Romania.
History of the Nevermore Academy on Wednesday
Present in the Carpathian Mountains, the gorgeous castle with a Brâncovenesc-style architecture was given a darker appearance with the help of special effects during post-production. The looks were also loosely based on the diverse architectural examples from the city of Bucharest based on production designer Mark Scruton who worked on them.
With a mixed background of Byzantine, Ottoman, and Renaissance, this magnificent property was instantly chosen to be Wednesday’s new home. Being a boarding school made specifically for outcasts in an alternate world demands engaging visuals. The Cantacuzino Castle, in the Carpathian Mountains, has managed to serve everything and beyond when it comes to breathtaking visuals.
Romania’s very own Nevermore
Now let us dive into the details of the gorgeous castle. Located in the Romanian mountain town of Busteni, the castle originally belonged to a politician named Prince Gheorghe Grigore Cantacuzino. This beautiful house was completed on the year 1911. With needing over ten years to finish, the lavish property is adorned with courtyards, a watch tower, and special stone paved ways that lead to the church and other important buildings within.
The stucco-furnished marbles add to the theme of the show, with Venetian Murano stained windows and fireplaces adorned with gold and mosaics. After World War II, the USSR, the castle in its entirety was looted of all its previous cargo, including the art present within.
When Nevermore’s gates opened to the public
Much later, in the year 2008, a German lawyer and developer got possession of the property with the aim to commercialise it. However, a few years later, he opened the gates of the private bliss to the public, wherein all the art was showcased to the world.
The artworks included exclusives by Salvador Dali, Marc Chagall, Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso, among many others. The newly birthed gallery also held a show with Leonardo da Vinci’s very own designs. In conclusion, a better plot for the Addams family’s newest Nevermore Academy does not exist.
Watch ‘Wednesday’ Now!
If you have missed out on Netflix’s newest hit show Wednesday, starring Jenna Ortega, this is your cue to dive right in now! The cast is brilliant, with special mention to Luiz Guzman as Gomez, and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia; this show will make you a fan of the Addams if you aren’t already. Christina Ricci (Marilyn Thornhill) is a surprise appearance in the series who also once played the role of Wednesday Addams herself.
Check out Wednesday on Netflix here.