Christina Ricci returns to the world of the Addams Family! The actress was signed for the live-action series titled “Wednesday”, what Tim Burton and Netflix prepare about the popular Addams Family, centered on Wednesday Addams (or Merlina as he is known in our country), a role that on this occasion will be played by Jenna Ortega (Scream, X, You).
According to Deadline reports, Ricci, who played Merlina in the 90s movies, will NOT be reprising that role in the Burton series.. His role will be kept secret, although it is confirmed that it is a new role:
“Details about Ricci’s role are being kept under wraps to protect fans’ surprise, but I can reveal that she’s playing a new character. and not an older version of Wednesday. Ricci has been quietly working on Wednesday for months; Filming for the MGM-produced series is scheduled to wrap in Romania at the end of the month.”
- Her participation in Wednesday marks a new collaboration between the actress and Burton, who previously worked together on the film. Sleepy Hollow (1999).
Ricci joins those previously confirmed, Ortega as Merlina, Catherine Zeta-Jones What Morticia Addamsand Luis Guzman as Gomez Addams, husband of Morticia.
In February 2021, Netflix confirmed Burton as director of the live-action series, described as a coming-of-age escalofriante, The series, which will have 8 episodeswas co-created by Al Gough and Thousands Thousandwho will also be the showrunners. Burton, in addition to directing the entire series, will executive produce. MGM Television will produce.
- Wednesday will mark Burton’s directorial debut on the small screen.
Ricci is coming off a breakout year, thanks to her strong, creepy, and captivating performance as “Misty” on Showtime’s acclaimed original series, Yellowjackets, whose first complete season you enjoy on Paramount +. The second season is scheduled to premiere at the end of 2022.
“Based on the character originally created by Charles Addams, “Wednesday” is a young adult television series described as a fearless, supernaturally infused mystery that charts Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy.
She attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous murder spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery involving her parents 25 years ago, all while navigating her new and highly tangled relationships in Nevermore.