The streaming giant has shared a sneak peek at one of its most anticipated projects of the year, Wednesday, developed by Tim Burton. The production should debut on the platform in late 2022.
Fans of the Addams family are in for a real treat. The Truth About Wednesday Addams is an eight-episode series that tells the story of Morticia and Gomez Addams’ teenage daughter, who is a high school student at Nevermore Academy. Trying to become independent and master the piercing craving for murder, the heroine finds that the city is engulfed in numerous murders.
After the June teaser showing “The Whole Truth About Wednesday Addams” (Polish title), it’s time to present the crazy family in all its glory. In addition to Jenna Ortega, the series features Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán and Isaac Ordonez. – in the atmospheric photo we see the actors of the main roles. The authors do not want to comment on the appearance of Uncle Fester.
It must be admitted that the idea of showing the actors was absolutely successful. The costumes are designed by Colleen Atwood, Burton’s longtime collaborator and four-time Best Costume Oscar winner.
Say hello to the Addams Family, according to Netflix.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jenna Ortega, Luis Guzman and Isaac Ordonez will star in Tim Burton’s new series Wednesday.
Say hello to the Addams Family from Netflix.
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jenna Ortega, Luis Guzman and Isaac Ordonez starred in Tim Burton’s new TV series Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/OJIKVxJlbg
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As noted Editorial Vanity Fair Tim Burton’s interest in a new Netflix project has been quite a challenge. Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, the main creators of the series, were eager to start working with the director, who in the 90s abandoned the production of the picture from The Addams Family. Interestingly, the American’s portfolio includes such peculiar productions as “Edward Scissorhands”, “Corpse Bride”, “Frankenweenie” or “Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street”, and the script for the first series attracted his attention:
“He was interested in where everything was going, the secret of the show. He had a lot of questions about the previous TV projects we’ve done, like how we managed to prepare them. He really liked the fact that we have time to hang out with Wednesday and get into character, and not, you know, cram it all into an hour and 45 minutes. The goal of the show is to make an eight-hour Tim Burton movie out of it,” admitted Gough.
Netflix has yet to announce a release date for Wednesday.