THE Netflix released this Monday (6) the first images of Jenna Ortega in the role of Wednesday, for the series of the same name. The production comes through the hands of the director Tim Burton and marks his television debut. Famous director of films like Alice in Wonderland, The Corpse Bride and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Burton takes on Wednesdaya series for young adults that will send the young Addams to school over eight episodes.
The series will focus on a mystery“supernaturally infused story that traces Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy.” The young woman, from a supernatural family, tries to “master her emerging psychic ability, stop a monstrous murder spree that terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that enveloped her parents 25 years ago – all while navigating their complicated new ways. relationships“, advances the synopsis.
The Addams Family was created by the American Charles Addams in 1938 and has had several versions over the years, including two series of live actiona movie saga and, in 2019, an animated film whose sequel is due to hit theaters in October 2021.
The character Wednesday Addams has been portrayed by several actresses, such as Deby Derryberry, Cindy Henderson, Nicole Fugere, Lisa Loring or Chloe Grace Moretzalthough Christina Ricci is the actress most associated with the character. Now, who will assume the character will be the actress Jenna Ortega (You, X, Scream).
The cast includes Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci, Hunter Doohan, Percy Hynes White, Joy Sunday, Emma Myers, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Georgie Farmer, Naomi Ogawa and Moosa Mostafa. Directed by Burton, the series is written by the creators of smallville, Al Gough and Miles Millar. Executive producers are Kayla Alpert, Steve Stark, as well as Andrew Mittman for 1.21, Kevin Miserocchi, Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania and Gail Berman. The premiere date is not yet known.