One of the most iconic filmmaker/composer partnerships in movie history is reuniting for a brand new TV series on Netflix. Wednesday, an upcoming series about the beloved Addams Family daughter, is being directed by Tim Burton.
The entire Addams franchise fits Burton’s unique aesthetic perfectly, and the filmmaker is bringing his longtime musical collaborator along for the ride. Danny Elfman, the composer of the Batman theme and voice of Jack Skellington, will be scoring Wednesday.
Netflix has announced that Burton and Elfman would be coming together for the new Addams Family spinoff project. The two have worked together on numerous projects in the past, including Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Elfman will compose the music for the Wednesday theme song and will compose the series score with Chris Bacon.
In addition to directing Wednesday, Burton will serve as executive producer alongside showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. The Babysitter: Killer Queen and Yes Day star Jenna Ortega will be taking on the role of the titular Wednesday Addams. The series follows the character as she goes off to school at the magical Nevermore Academy, but her parents will still have a role on the show. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzman will play Morticia and Gomez Addams, respectively.