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Tim Burton bringing Wednesday Addams To Netflix

Netflix reveals the first details on a new live-action series set in the world of The Addams Family. WEDNESDAY will mark Tim Burton’s TV directorial debut.

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It’s official, Tim Burton is developing a live-action TV spin-off set in the world of The Addams Family at Netflix. Billed as a “supernaturally infused mystery,” the series is set to focus on Wednesday Addams, portrayed by Cristina Ricci in the 90’s film series.

In announcing the series, Netflix has also confirmed that Wednesday will mark the TV directorial debut for Burton. Check out the announcement tweet and key art below:

Netflix has assembled an impressive creative team to work behind-the-scenes with Burton. Contributors include Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar. The team also includes The Addams Family franchise producers Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi, and Gail Berman, alongside Kayla Alpert (Code Black) and Jonathan Glickman (The Addams Family 2).

“When we first heard Al Gough and Miles Millar’s pitch for Wednesday we were struck, like an arrow from a crossbow, right in our hearts. They nailed the tone, the spirit and the characters, but gave us a fresh way into this story,” Teddy Biaselli, Director of Original Series at Netflix said in a statement. The upcoming eight-episode series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday’s years as a student at the peculiar 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 of the strange and diverse student body.”

“We then got the call that visionary director and lifelong Addams Family fan Tim Burton wanted to make his television directorial debut with this series. Tim has had a history of telling empowering stories about social outsiders like Edward Scissorhands, Lydia Deitz, and Batman. And now he brings his unique vision to Wednesday and her spooky classmates at Nevermore Academy.”

No news on casting for the series yet but we’ll keep you update as development continues.


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