Catherine Zeta-Jones Joins ‘Wednesday’ Show As Morticia

by Thomas Tuna

Gomez Addams has his querida back. Ain’t love grand?

Wednesday–the Netflix spinoff series of the iconic The Addams Family TV show of the 1960s–continues to fill out its cast, this week adding Oscar and Tony Award winner Catherine Zeta-Jones as the sultry family matriarch Morticia, according to a report in Variety.

The eight-episode series–still without a confirmed debut date on the streamer–will put the spotlight on the adventures of daughter Wednesday, with parents Gomez and Morticia appearing as “guest stars”, according to Netflix.

Gomez, as reported here in Horror News Network, will be played by veteran actor Luis Guzman. The lead role of Wednesday, as previously announced, was won by Jenna Ortega.

Acclaimed filmmaker Tim Burton will make his small-screen directorial debut with Wednesday, with series creators Al Gough and Miles Millar acting as showrunners.

The show is described as a “supernaturally infused mystery” that follows Wednesday during her time at Nevermore Academy, where she tries to “master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree and solve the mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago.”

Zeta-Jones takes over the slinky black dress worn by Carolyn Jones in the original TV series and by Angelica Huston in the two feature films about the “creepy and kooky” family. Charlize Theron voiced Morticia in the 2019 animated film.

The Addams Family–which ran for 64 episodes from 1964-1966–was based on the classic New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams. Wednesday was played by Lisa Loring in that show, with John Astin portraying her eccentric (lovably bizarre) billionaire father Gomez.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the latest on the Wednesday series on Netflix.

 

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