Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’ to Be Released this Fall on Netflix


Collider is reporting that Wednesday, Tim Burton’s highly-anticipated take on The Addams Family starring Jenna Ortega as the titular character, will be released this fall on Netflix.


Created by cartoonist Charles Addams, the Addams Family became one of the most beloved Hollywood franchises, spawning films, books, series, and hundreds of dolls and other merchandising objects. Now, Burton intends to show a new side of the iconic characters, by focusing on the oldest child of Morticia and Gomez. The spinoff series Wednesday will follow the titular character as she tries to hone her natural psychic abilities and survive school. The series is being described as a young adult series.


While a live-action Addams Family series developed by Burton is already intriguing enough, the upcoming show will feature the talent of Chistina Ricci as a regular cast member. Ricci had her breakout role as Wednesday Addams in 1991’s The Addams Family and its sequel, Addams Family Values. Many fans view the two live-action films as the definitive adaptation of the Addams Family, and Ricci’s return to the franchise can only mean good things for Wednesday.


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