Lurch must be warming up at the harpsichord already.
Tim Burton has recruited his old buddy Danny Elfman to compose the score and theme song for his upcoming Netflix series Wednesday, according to a report on Deadline. The spinoff series of the classic The Addams Family show does not yet have a debut date.
For those fans old enough (or those who love reruns on obscure cable channels), one of the most endearing memories of The Addams Family was the iconic theme, complete with snippets of the kooky clan going through their usual, bizarre daily routines. That finger-snapping tune was composed and sung by Victor Mizzy, and Elfman has some big shoes to fill there.
Elfman also has a decades-long successful relationship with genre filmmaker Burton, collaborating with the director on such standouts as 1989’s Batman, Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Dark Shadows.
Wednesday–directed by Burton and written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar–follows the grown-up daughter of Gomez and Morticia as a student at the 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 horror-comedy stars Jenna Ortega as Wednesday, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, Luis Guzman as Gomez, Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley, George Burcea as Lurch and Victor Dorobantu as the disembodied hand known as Thing.
The Addams Family TV series–which ran for 64 episodes from 1964-1966–was based on the famous New Yorker cartoons by Charles Addams. The show starred Carolyn Jones as Morticia and John Astin as Gomez.
Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on Wednesday on Netflix.