In a few weeks, we will have the return of the Addams Family on the small screen with the vision that the director Tim Burton put together for the live-action series “Wednesday”, spinoff of The Addams Family Focused on Wednesday Addams (or Merlina as we know her in this market), played by Jenna Ortega (Scream 5, X, The Fallout).
With release date set in Netflix for him fall 2022, the streamer continues the fun and successful marketing campaign, launching an official site for Nevermore Academy, the fictional school that Merlina will attend in the series, and the alma mater of Gomez and Morticia Addams. Along with the website, a promotional video was released inviting the audience to join the academy in question.
The promotional material can be found at the end of the note.
The showrunners series Alfred Gough y Miles Millaralso has among its ranks Catherine Zeta-Jones -which interprets the Morticia Addams–, Luis Guzman as Gomez Addams Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams, Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as principal of Nevermore Academy, and Christina Ricci (who played Merlina in the Addams movies of the 90s), in a secret role, although it is confirmed that it is a new character.
Netflix describe a la serie Wednesday as:
“A twisted new series from Netflix, Merlina is a detective mystery with supernatural elements that portrays the peculiar student life of Merlina Addams. *double click*
Wednesday is described as a coming-of-age escalofriante, The series, which will have 8 episodeswas co-created by Al Gough y Miles Millarwho will also be the showrunners. Burton, in addition to directing the entire series, will executive produce. MGM Television will produce.
- Wednesday marks Burton’s directorial debut on the small screen.
“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 very tangled new relationships in Nevermore.”
The television project has been underway on Netflix since February 2021. The series is scheduled for its premiere on streamer for fall 2022with exact day to be confirmed.