Our first look at Tim Burton’s Wednesday series for Netflix is here. Of course, it’s a teaser, but we do get a glimpse at the direction Burton is going with, and fans of the 1990s Barry Sonnenfeld films may like the look.
The teaser is just that. We get to see Scream‘s Jenna Ortega as the child of Morticia and Gomez Addams. Along with her is Thing, who is now a stitched together sentient hand.
Ortega’s Wednesday Addams isn’t as pale as I would have expected. However, considering most depictions of the character show her as ghostly white, it makes me wonder what other aesthetical changes are being made for one reason or another.
Christina Ricci is returning to the Addams Family franchise, but the word is she won’t be playing Morticia. Shame, considering Ricci could pull it off. So instead, the role of the Addams matron went to Catherine Zeta-Jones (shoulders back! Shoulders back!).
In a bit of spot-on casting, Gomez will be played by Luis Guzmán (Hightown). Guzmán has that Addams look about him, especially compared to the original comic version. By contrast, Isaac Ordonez is an odd pick for Pugsley because he’s still a pretty young actor, and his only other credit is as double in 2018’s A Wrinkle in Time.
From the imagination of Tim Burton comes ‘Wednesday’ — a twisted new series coming soon to Netflix. ‘Wednesday’ — starring Jenna Ortega in the title role, alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzman, Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci and more — is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Snap snap.
The series is not a continuation of the films from the ’90s, but it sounds like it has more in common with Scooby-Doo than the Addams franchise. Depending on your outlook on Burton’s works as of late, this could either be a boon for the creepy, kooky family or a bust.
What do you think?
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