Tim Burton Rounds Out His Cast For ‘Wednesday’ Series

Creepy? Check. Kooky? Check. Mysterious and spooky? Check. Looks like the latest spinoff of The Addams Family is ready for its closeup.

Wednesday–a live-action series planned for Netflix–is filling out its cast in big chunks, according to a report on Deadline. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) this week signed on to play Larissa Weems, the principal of Nevermore Academy–a former classmate of Morticia who may have a score to settle with the Addams’ matriarch.

Morticia, as previously reported, will be played by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the series, with Luis Guzman taking on the role of Gomez and Jenna Ortega starring as daughter Wednesday

Joining Christie in the ensemble cast this week were Victor Dorobantu as the disembodied hand known as Thing, Isaac Ordonez as son Pugsley, George Burcea as the butler Lurch, Tommie Earl Jenkins as Mayor Walker, Iman Marson as Lucas Walker, William Houston as Joseph Crackstone, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo as Deputy Santiago, Oliver Watson as Kent, Calum Ross as Rowan and Johnna Dias Watson as Divina.

The eight-episode horror-comedy series–directed by Tim Burton and written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar–is described as a “mystery charting Wednesday’s years as a student at Nevermore Academy.” It’s here that she tries to “master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago.”

The Addams Family TV series–which ran for 64 episodes from 1964-1966–was based on the classic New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams. The show’s memorable theme was written and arranged by Hollywood composer Vic Mizzy.

With no debut date yet announced for the Netflix series, keep reading Horror News Network for further updates on Wednesday.

 

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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