Tim Burton Unveils His Bloody Reimagining of ‘The Addams Family’ for Netflix

From comic strips to ’60s sitcoms to Tony-nominated musicals, the beloved Addams family has appeared in many different guises. This fall, the deadly clan will be brought to life in the upcoming spinoff series “Wednesday,” and Netflix has revealed its official teaser trailer.

From the mind of Tim Burton, the series on Wednesday follows “You” star Jenna Ortega, the twisted teenage daughter of Morticia and Gomez Addams. In the spinoff, Wednesday attends the Nevermore Academy, where she tries to master her new psychic abilities and solve a murder mystery connected to her family’s past.

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“Little did I know I’d be stepping into a nightmare,” Ortega says in the trailer. “Full of mystery, mayhem and murder. I think I’m going to love it here.”

Other members of the Addams Family include Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, Luis Guzmán as Gomez and Isaac Ordonez as Wednesday’s brother Pugsley. Victor Dorobantu plays the Thing, a slave with broken hands, while George Burcia plays the slave Lurch. Gwendoline Christie, Jamie McShane, Percy Hines White, Hunter Doohan, Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Naomi J. Ogawa, Moses Mustafa, Georgie Farmer and Ricky Lindholm also star. Christina Ricci, who played the iconic role of Wednesday in the 90s film series, will make a special appearance as Marilyn Thornhill.

Alfred Gough and Miles Miller serve as co-showrunners, writers and executive producers of the series. Tim Burton executive produces and directs four of the eight episodes, with Gandja Monterio and James Marshall serving as additional directors. Steve Stark, Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman and Gail Berman also executive produce. “Wednesday” is produced by MGM Television for Netflix.

Check out the full teaser trailer below.

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