Early last year, we reported that Tim Burton wanted to make Wednesday Addams a lead character in her own series. Wednesday Addams is certainly a bit of an idol and icon. The character was made famous in Charles Addams’ television series that ran form 1964 to 1966 and then was reintroduced in 1991 in The Addams Family film and then once again in the sequel, Addams Family Values in 1993. Now, Tim Burton will bring the Addams Family back again by way of their morbidly curious daughter, Wednesday Addams.
While this was Burton’s idea, both Alfred Gough and Miles Millar have given the series its actual story. Tim Buron will direct the entire first 8-episode season of the series. The live-action series will focus on Wednesday Addams as she becomes accustom to her budding psychic abilities, which she uses to assist in a solving a run of murders plaguing the her town and her school – Nevermore Academy. Now, she has a lot of multitasking on her hands – all this while also doing regular old school and growing up stuff as well. But there is no real “regular” when it comes to the Addams, Right? Empire also reveals that Wednesday will also use her psychic abilities to get to the bottom of a supernatural event that has a long history with The Addams Famiy.
“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.” Netflix’s Teddy Biaselli told Empire.
There is no trailer a the moment, but as we get more news on this one you can bet a finger off of Thing that we will get you that information as it comes in.
For the moment, check out this awesome official first poster for the series.
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