‘Wednesday’ Lands On Netflix Right Before Thanksgiving

by Thomas Tuna

Now you can invite the Addams clan for turkey…or maybe vulture.

Netflix this week announced the debut date for its Wednesday series–based on the classic ’60s TV show The Addams Family–and it’s just before Thanksgiving, Nov. 23.

The new spooky series–from executive producer and director Tim Burton and showrunners Alfred Gough and Miles Millar–stars Jenna Ortega in the title role, along with Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, Luis Guzman as Gomez and Christina Ricci (who played the Addams daughter on the big screen) in an undisclosed role.

Wednesday–described as a “supernaturally infused mystery”–follows the title character as she enters Nevermore Academy and “attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago,” according to the synopsis.

Ortega said her character is now a teenager, “and we’ve never seen her as a teenager before. And we’ve never seen her on screen this much. Any other time, Wednesday has been the one-liner, the end of a joke. But, in this show, every scene is Wednesday.”

This exposure is “an opportunity to give her a bit more dimension,” Ortega added, “and she becomes more of a real person–which I don’t think we’ve ever seen before.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on Wednesday on Netflix.


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