Watch a Tim Burton’s trailer Wednesday
Wednesday, the last version The Addams family, it’s almost there. Directed by Tim Burton, the Netflix series will be released this fall, just in time for the spooky season.
The rights to the original Addams family the illustrations were acquired by Illumination Entertainment in partnership with Universal Pictures in 2010.
Tim Burton was originally assigned to direct in 1991 Addams family adaptation, before deciding to direct Batman returns.
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Over 30 years on Burton he finally worked on a project within the franchise that underwent several planned iterations over the past decade from a stop-motion animation before taking shape as a live-action series on Netflix.
This will be a new version of the beloved franchise, separated from the two live-action films starring Anjelica Huston, Christina Ricci and Raul Julia and unrelated to the duo of more recent animated films.
The franchise has undergone many iterations over the years from a 1960s TV series, 1990s movie and a Broadway musical.
As the title suggests, the series will focus on Wednesday Addams (played by Ricci in ’90s movies) this version sees He shouted star Jenna Ortega takes on the role. It was billed as a coming-of-age mystery comedy, focusing on Wednesday’s formative years at Nevermore Academy.
This version directed by the gothic master Burton looks set to have a tone closer to Charles Addams cartoons, which will help it stand out from previous interpretations of the characters. The series will allow you to examine the family and their relationships from the lens on Wednesday.
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In addition to Burton, the episodes of Wednesday it will be directed by Gandja Monteiro and James Marshall. The show was created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who are also writers on the series. Burton regulates Danny Elfman who memorably composed the scores for both of his own Batman movies among many others, back on scoring tasks.
Wednesday release date
Netflix has confirmed that the series will premiere on November 27th.
Jenna Ortega was cast in the lead role in May 2021, followed in August by Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams and Catherine Zeta Jones as Morticia, played so iconic by Anjelica Huston.
Filming began in September 2021 in Bucharest, Romania and concluded in March 2022.
As with previous films, Wednesday features an ensemble cast featuring the latest version of the Gothic family. At the head is 19-year-old Jenna Ortega, perhaps best known for her role as Tara Carpenter in the most recent film of the He shouted franchising.
Speaking about her version of Wednesday Addams, Jenna Ortega said: “Wednesday is currently a teenager and we have never seen her as a teenager before.
“Her dismissive and dismissive remarks may not necessarily sound so charming when they come from someone she probably should know better than a 10-year-old girl. It was a balancing act. We didn’t want to make her sound like any other teenage girl, but we didn’t want to make her too ignorant and we’ve never seen her so much on screen.
“Every other time you’ve seen Wednesday, it’s been the only line, the end of a line, it always hits, and I think that’s what people really love about her. But in this show, every scene is Wednesday. There is. it’s an opportunity to give her a little more dimension and she becomes a little bit more of a real person, which I don’t think we’ve ever seen before. “
Joining Ortega as members of the Addams family are Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams and Catherine Zeta Jones as Morticia. The family is completed by newcomer Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams.
Other key cast members include Riki Lindhome as Dr. Valerie Kinbott, Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin, and game of Thrones, Star Wars And The man of sand starring Gwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems, the principal of Nevermore Academy, and former classmate of Morticia, who is safe to say is not a fan of the troubled family.
Thora Birch was originally cast on the series to play Tamara Novak, but dropped the project for personal reasons in December 2021.
Christina Ricci, who obviously played Wednesday so memorably in the film series, was cast in an unknown role, it is clear that this role could fill the one originally planned for Birch.
Wednesday will see an older version of the character than those put on screen earlier as she navigates her high school years and her family’s nature. Before arriving at Nevermore, Wednesday attended eight schools in five years, invariably finding himself in trouble for his dark deeds. The older the character’s age will help differentiate the series from previous iterations of the character.
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The synopsis of the series reads “Wednesday the misadventures of Addams as a student at Nevermore Academy: a truly unique boarding school nestled in the deepest New England”
Netflix conveniently released the first trailer for the series on Wednesday, August 17th. This trailer followed a short teaser released in June to whet fans’ appetites.
You can watch the trailer below.
Wednesday will be streamed on Netflix from November 27. Watch the Wednesday trailer