from netflix Wednesday finally has a release date and twist! It’s Wednesday!
Research, supernaturally infused addams family mystery bows Wednesday, November 23. Set your plans accordingly.
“Wednesday is currently a teenager, and we’ve never seen her as a teenager before,” Jenna Ortega, who plays the title character, said in a statement. “His sarcastic, sarcastic comments of hers may not necessarily sound as charming when they come from someone she should probably know more than a 10-year-old girl. That was a balancing act. We didn’t want her to sound like any other teenager, but we also didn’t want her to be too ignorant. And we’ve never seen her so much on screen.”
The statement continued: “Any other time you’ve seen Wednesday, she’s been the one-liner, the end of a joke, she always gets it right, and I think that’s what people really love about her. But in this show, every scene is Wednesday. There’s an opportunity to give her a little more dimension, and she becomes a little more of a real person, which I don’t think we’ve ever seen before.”
The streamer also featured some new key art, which you can check out below.
The eight-episode first season focuses on the morbid teen, who is enrolled in the quirky Nevermore Academy. The story follows Wednesday’s attempts to “master his emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous murder spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that engulfed his parents 25 years ago, all while navigating his new and very tangled relations of the stranger and diverse student body”, according to the official synopsis.
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán play Wednesday’s parents, Morticia and Gomez, respectively. Fans can also look forward to Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in 1991. the addams family and its sequel Addams Family Values — appearing on the show as a new character named Marilyn Thornhill.
Additional cast includes Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley, Victor Dorobantu as Thing, George Burcea as Lurch, Jamie McShane as Sheriff Galpin, Lucius Hoyos as a young Gomez and game of ThronesGwendoline Christie as Larissa Weems, the principal of Nevermore Academy who still has an ax to grind with her former classmate Morticia.
Wednesday is written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar, who will also executive produce and serve as showrunners. Tim Burton will direct and executive produce alongside Kayla Alpert, Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi, Jonathan Glickman and Gail Berman.