Release date, cast, plot and more

Expect some Halloween energy this holiday season. The day before Thanksgiving Wednesday, the TV series that follows Wednesday Addams, also known as the gothic member of the legendary Addams Family, arrives on Netflix. Since the series, like so much these days, is based on an existing property, there are plenty of things to know ahead of its release if you’re curious. Below is a guide to everything you should know Wednesday on Netflix, including the cast, creative team and story.

Why is?

Despite its title Wednesday it’s not about the hump day. Netflix has kept many plot details under wraps, but here’s the official description of the comedy series to give us some context:

“While attending Nevermore Academy, Wednesday Addams attempts to master her emerging psychic abilities, foil a killing spree and unravel the mystery that implicated her parents 25 years ago.”

The trailer of the series, available in the post above, also gives a little more insight into this plot.

What is Wednesday based on?

The Addams Family, of course. The Addams Family originated as unrelated cartoon characters created by cartoonist Charles Addams and published from 1938, some of which were published in The New Yorker. About the past many For decades, the family is still with us, and Wednesday Addams has become an icon all on his own. The 1960s sitcom made the creepy family more famous. There was an animated series in the 1970’s and then the incredible movies of the 1990’s, The Addams family (1991) and Values ​​of the Addams Family (1993). In those films, Christina Ricci’s performance as Wednesday transformed the character into an icon. The 2010 Broadway musical wasn’t a hit, but the Addams Family still reigns supreme: There were animated films in 2019 and 2021, and now they are Wednesday. The Netflix series is mostly original, but will surely draw inspiration from the full Addams Family canon.

who is in there

Jenna Ortega plays the title role in Wednesday Addams. Joining her in the main cast are Gwendoline Christie in all her glory, Riki Lindome and Isaac Ordonez. Catherine Zeta-Jones will play Wednesday’s mother, Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán will play Gomez, and Fred Armisen will play Uncle Fester. Other supporting roles.

Is Christina Ricci there?

Yes. Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday Addams in the legendary ’90s Addams Family movies, is in attendance Wednesday but she doesn’t play Wednesday Addams. Not much is known about Ricci’s character at the moment, but her character’s name is Marilyn Thornhill and she is brand new to the Addams Family Universe (AFU), as are several characters in the series.

When is it coming out?

Wednesday Coming to Netflix on Wednesday (hahah, got it)?!, November 23rd.

One more thing?

Yes! There are still interesting things to know about Wednesday. The series comes from co-creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar (they contributed Kleinville and will be credited Spiderman 2 Script). The show is also produced by Tim Burton, who directed several episodes. Burton’s frequent collaborator Danny Elfman composed the show’s original music. Burton, a perfect match for AFU, did not direct the 1991 film The Addams family due to scheduling conflicts Batman returns. Finally he got his chance Wednesday.


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