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Netflix's Wednesday Series Has Found Its Addams Family

We're Finally Getting a Wednesday Addams Solo Project, and It's a Netflix Mystery Series

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 30: Jenna Ortega attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' 'Miss Bala' at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on January 30, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

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Wednesday Addams is finally getting her chance to shine! (Metaphorically, since she's not a fan of the sun or the spotlight.) Back in February, Netflix ordered an eight-episode series based on the eldest Addams child that features Wednesday as we've never seen her before.

Wednesday Cast

Following the initial announcement, Netflix revealed on May 19 that Jenna Ortega will be playing the fan-favorite character (perfect, we know). Variety later reported in August that Luis Guzmán and Catherine Zeta-Jones had been cast as Gomez and Morticia Addams, respectively.

Wednesday Plot

According to a press release from Netflix, the young-adult series Wednesday will follow the titular character as she evolves from "everyone's favorite maiden of the macabre graduate into a full fledged leading lady." A student at the peculiar Nevermore Academy, Wednesday 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 with the strange and diverse student body! A coming-of-age series combined with a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery? Count us in!

Wednesday Creative Team

Alfred Gough and Miles Millar created the series — which has been in development since October 2020 — and will serve as showrunners and executive producers. Tim Burton has signed on to direct and executive produce. We can't wait for things to get spooky! See the poster for the series below.

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