Christina Ricci Returns to the Addams Family in Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’


This is the news Addams Family fans have been hoping for since the new Netflix series Wednesday was announced: Christina Ricci, the actor most closely associated with the title character (other than the original Lisa Loring), will be a major part of the live-action show from Tim Burton.


Deadline reports that Ricci, who starred as Wednesday Addams in the Barry Sonnenfeld-directed 1990s Addams Family feature franchise, will be a series regular in Wednesday, which is headlined by Jenna Ortega in the title role.


Christina Ricci dangling meat in a scene from the film ‘Addams Family Values’, 1993. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)


Details about Ricci’s role are being kept under wraps to protect the surprise for fans, but the site did reveal that she plays a new character and not an older version of Wednesday.


The coming-of-age comedy, written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar and directed by Burton, stars Ortega as Wednesday Addams during her years at Nevermore Academy. It’s described as a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery.

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