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.