Jenna Ortega has landed the titular role of Wednesday Addams in the upcoming Netflix series Wednesday. The young actress made the announcement of the casting via her Twitter page.
— Netflix (@netflix) May 19, 2021
Tim Burton is set to direct the eight-episode series from showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar.
Netflix provides the following description of the upcoming series: Wednesday attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.
Ortega’s name has been mentioned numerous times on Horror News Network over the last year as she was added to Scream 5 and landed a role in Ti West’s upcoming film X. She has also appeared in You, The Babysitter: Killer Queen, Insidious: Chapter 2, Deadtime Stories, and Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous.
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more on Wednesday.