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Wednesday (Netflix) - Addams Family Spinoff - EP: Burton, Gough & Millar - S: Jenna Ortega




Wednesday Addams Live-Action Series From Tim Burton Lands at Netflix


The streamer has ordered eight episodes of the 'Addams Family' offshoot drama from showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar.

A Wednesday Addams live-action series has been ordered at Netflix, Variety has learned.

The project was first reported as being in development back in October, though no network or streamer was attached at that time. Netflix has given the coming-of-age series an eight episode order.

Based on the character originally created by Charles Addams, “Wednesday” is a young adult TV series described as a a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. She 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.

Al Gough and Miles Millar created the series and will serve as showrunners and executive producers. Tim Burton is onboard to direct and executive produce. Other executive producers are Andrew Mittman for 1.21, Kevin Miserocchi of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania, and Gail Berman. Mittman, Berman, and Miserocchi all executive produced the 2019 animated “Addams Family” movie, while Glickman is an executive producer on the upcoming sequel. MGM/UA Television will produce.

Wednesday has been portrayed onscreen numerous times over the years, with Lisa Loring originally starring as the character in the 1960s “Addams Family” TV series. Christina Ricci also famously played the character in two “Addams Family” features in the 1990s. ChloŽ Grace Moretz voices Wednesday in the animated films.

The show marks one of the few television projects of Burton’s career. His previous TV work includes directing episodes of shows like “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” while he was also an executive producer on the animated series version of “Beetlejuice.” He is best known for his film work, helming critically-acclaimed features like “Edward Scissorhands,” “Batman” and “Batman Returns,” “Ed Wood,” and “Mars Attacks.”

He is repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham.

In addition to creating AMC’s “Into the Badlands,” Gough and Millar served as showrunners and executive producers on the series during its three season run. The duo’s other credits include “Smallville” and “The Shannara Chronicles,” the latter of which they also created.

They are repped by WME.
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I frigging LOVE that artwork. Brilliant.
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Sounds a lot like the Sabrina show already on Netflix.
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Since when does Wednesday have psychic powers?
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Since when does Wednesday have psychic powers?

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Since when does Wednesday have psychic powers?
Since when would Wednesday want to "thwart a monstrous killing spree?'
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Since when would Wednesday want to "thwart a monstrous killing spree?'
Well, in this case itís because itís not her idea. She doesnít want others stealing her thunder.
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Tim Burton Casts His Wednesday Addams for Netflix Live-Action Series
'Yes Day' and 'You' grad Jenna Ortega will take on the role in the eight-episode drama, which is an offshoot of the 'Addams Family.'

BY LESLEY GOLDBERG
MAY 19, 2021 9:00AM

Tim Burton has cast his new Wednesday Addams for Netflix’s forthcoming live-action Addams Family offshoot drama Wednesday.

Yes Day and You grad Jenna Ortega will star in the series from director Burton and showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville, Into the Badlands).

Wednesday is described as a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s 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.

Burton will direct and exec produce the series. Gough and Millar will exec produce alongside Andrew Mittman (The Addams Family, Alphas), Kevin Miserocchi (Tee and Charles Addams Foundation), Kayla Alpert (Code Black, Up All Night), Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania (Addams Family 2) and Gail Berman (The Addams Family, Alphas). The series hails from MGM/UA Television.

Ortega steps into the role of Wednesday that has previously been played by Lisa Loring, Christina Ricci and, more recently, Chloe Grace Moretz as the Addams Family has been adapted from its original TV series into other animated and live-action TV series, Broadway shows and animated feature films.

Repped by CAA, Gilbertson Entertainment and Jackoway Austen, Ortega’s credits also include Elena of Avalor, Jane the Virgin, Stuck in the Middle and the upcoming Scream revival that is due next year.

Wednesday was taken out to market late last year and became the source of a bidding war between streamers, with Netflix edging multiple other bidders for the property that marks Burton’s first live-action TV foray. Burton (Edward Scissorhands, Beetlejuice, Sweeney Todd, Batman) was previously attached to direct a 3D stop-motion animated take on The Addams Family nearly a decade ago, but the feature never came to fruition.

Created by cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938, the comic has been adapted for film and TV multiple times over the years. John Astin and Carolyn Jones starred in a live-action TV series for ABC in the ’60s. An animated series followed in the ’70s before the famed family was revived in the ’90s with a pair of features starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia and Christina Ricci (as Wednesday). That feature inspired an animated TV series with Astin reprising his role. In the late ’90s, Tim Curry and Daryl Hannah starred in a direct-to-video feature and short-lived live-action series. More recently, Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth brought The Addams Family to Broadway.
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re: Wednesday (Netflix) - Addams Family Spinoff, EP: Burton, Gough & Millar - S: Jenna Ortega

I saw that clickbait Illuminerdi site mention her as the front runner for casting. I guess they were on to something. I like her a lot and think she is a good choice.

The same article mentioned that they were interested in possibly casting Christina Ricci as Morticia...
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The same article mentioned that they were interested in possibly casting Christina Ricci as Morticia...
I absolutely love that idea.
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Luis Guzman will play Gomez: https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/wed...A7DNia2h0lqtvU
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Catherine Zeta-Jones will play Morticia:
https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/wed...YuC1tbLmGE8Wio
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Christina Ricci To Star In Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ Series In Return To Addams Family Universe



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I’m glad they worked something out for her to be on the show. Also a reunion between her and Burton.

So, Thora Birch won’t be both this and Hocus Pocus 2. That is unfortunate.
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So, Wednesday will be on Monday?
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After seeing the movie X over the weekend, I'm now interested in this.

(that's code for "Jenna Ortega is a real cutie")
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It's more of a character reveal than a "teaser" but it is what it is.
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That looks fun!
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As suspected, this will win out over The Munsters in the battle of nostalgic creepy families.
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I watched the trailer today and I thought it looks good. I'll definitely check it out.

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