Wednesday has been written by Al Gough and Miles Millar, who created Smallville, and will be directed by Burton, making his TV directing debut.
The eight-part show has been described as a coming-of-age comedy by Netflix and a –
“sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy.”
The series is set to follow –
“Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago – all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships of the strange and diverse student body.”
Tim Burton is bringing Wednesday Addams to Netflix in a live-action coming-of-age series!
Burton will also make his TV directorial debut on the sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery that follows Wednesday as a student at Nevermore Academy pic.twitter.com/8ei3wIUrxq
— Netflix (@netflix) February 17, 2021
Teddy Biaselli, Netflix’s Director Original Series told Deadline –
“When we first heard Al Gough and Miles Millar’s pitch for Wednesday we were struck, like an arrow from a crossbow, right in our hearts,”
“They nailed the tone, the spirit and the characters, but gave us a fresh way into this story. We then got the call that visionary director and lifelong Addams Family fan Tim Burton wanted to make his television directorial debut with this series.”
“Tim has had a history of telling empowering stories about social outsiders like Edward Scissorhands, Lydia Deitz and Batman. And now he brings his unique vision to Wednesday and her spooky classmates at Nevermore Academy.”
The Addams Family was first created by Charles Addams in 1938 as a series of single cartoons and published in The New Yorker Magazine.
They were turned into a television series for 1964 sitcom starring John Astin as Gomez and Carolyn Jones as Morticia.
Christina Ricci is well known for taking on the role of Wednesday in the 1991 film The Addams Family and its sequel in 1993, and Chloe Grace Moretz voiced the character in an animated film in 2019.
There is no word on casting yet or release dates, stay tuned for further updates.