Reside-action Wednesday Addams sequence, directed by Tim Burton, lands on Netflix
Netflix investigates Wednesday’s Addams’ presumably insane days at boarding school in a new series that marks Tim Burton’s TV directorial debut.
The streamer placed an eight-episode commission on Wednesday, a live-action comedy described as a “sleepy, supernatural mystery” that chronicles Addams’s years as a student at Nevermore Academy on Wednesday. [It will follow] Wednesday’s attempts to master her nascent psychic abilities, thwart a monstrous rampage that terrorized the city, and solve the supernatural mystery that engulfed her parents 25 years ago – and their new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore to control. “
Wednesday is written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, who will also act as showrunners. The duo will executive produce alongside Burton, Kayla Alpert, Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi, Jonathan Glickman and Gail Berman.
The character of Wednesday Addams – the only daughter in the legendary Addams family – has been portrayed by a number of actresses over the years. Christina Ricci (pictured above) portrayed the character for a couple of live action films in the ’90s, while Krysta Rodriguez took her to the Broadway stage for the 2009 Addams Family musical. Most recently Chloe Grace Moretz spoke in the 2019 animated feature film on Wednesday. For the rest of Wednesday’s brood, The Addams Family made its TV debut on ABC in 1964 and returned in various forms over the decades that followed.
Of course, this is hardly the first time Netflix has given us a revamped version of an icon. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina brought a darker twist to the classic Archie Comics character of Sabrina Spellman, while Ratched recently explored the untold genesis of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the infamous nurse – to name a few.
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