Who plays Wednesday Addams in ‘Wednesday’?

netflix series Wednesday serves as both a reboot and spin-off of The Addams Family, with an all-new cast taking on classic roles from the franchise.

Created by Alfred Gough, Miles Millar and Tim Burton, the series follows Wednesday’s life as a student at the supernatural Nevermore Academy boarding school.

“Wednesday tries to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous murder wave that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that engulfed her parents 25 years ago, all while navigating her highly tangled new relationships in Nevermore,” a synopsis. read

Who is in the cast for Wednesday?

Jenna Ortega
Jenna Ortega CREDIT: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage

Jenna Ortega takes on the lead role of Wednesday Addamswho has also starred in other Netflix projects You, yes day Y The Nanny: Killer Queen. She received critical acclaim for her performance in the HBO movie. The consequences and has starred in some recent horror films, including X and 2022 Scream.

The character of Wednesday was originally played by Lisa Loring in the 1960s television series. Christina Ricci took over the role in the 1991 film. the addams family and its sequel, Addams Family Values in 1993. Most recently, Chloë Grace Moretz voiced Wednesday in two animated films.

speaking to NME About taking on the role, Ortega said, “It’s not often that you get the chance to play such an iconic character. There were challenges along the way, but we wanted to make this an interesting new version. [of Wednesday].

“It was also really wonderful to make her Hispanic. I think it was a great decision on Netflix’s part and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to [give something back to] young girls who look like me because it was definitely harder growing up [without so many on-screen role models].”

In Wednesday, the supporting cast includes Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, Luis Guzmán as Gomez, and Fred Armisen as Uncle Fester. Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Percy Hynes White and Ricci, who plays the role of Marilyn Thornhill, also appear in the series.

In a four star review, NME wrote: “If there’s one thing fans of The Addams Family should know before watching the Netflix reboot Wednesdayis to expect the unexpected.

“Yes, the look (pigtails, pale skin, pinstripes) is similar to the classic 90s. Yes, she is still dusty and prickly faced. Yes, it’s still set in a creepy mansion. But take a look beyond the first few episodes and you’ll find a very different Wednesday than the one we’ve come to know.”

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