Christina Ricci Signs On For Role In ‘Wednesday’ Series

by Thomas Tuna

Now the family feels complete.

In a move bound to please fans, Christina Ricci this week joined the cast of Tim Burton’s Wednesday Netflix series, as reported by Deadline, competing a circle she began by portraying the character in The Addams Family film franchise in the 1990s.

Ricci will not play the Addams daughter this time around–Jenna Ortega has that plum role–but reports have her portraying a new character, and not an older version of Wednesday.

The eight-episode series–described as a “sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery”–is expected to wrap production in Romania by the end of the month. No debut date on Netflix has yet been announced.

Ortega and Ricci are joined in cast by Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, Luis Guzman as Gomez, Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley, Victor Dorobantu as the disembodied hand known as Thing and George Burcea as Lurch.

The horror-comedy–directed by Burton and written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar–charts Wednesday’s years as a student at Nevermore Academy. It’s here that she tries to master her “emerging psychic abilities, 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 wonderfully eerie New Yorker cartoons of Charles Addams. The show starred Carolyn Jones as Morticia, John Astin as Gomez, Jackie Coogan as Uncle Fester, Ted Cassidy as Lurch, Ken Weatherwax as Pugsley and Lisa Loring as Wednesday.

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

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