Netflix Order Live-Action ‘Wednesday’ Addams Series Directed By Tim Burton
Netflix is getting spooky, and altogether kooky, as they order ‘Wednesday‘, a new live-action series based around Wednesday Addams, directed by Tim Burton, from Al Gough and Miles Millar.
The eight-episode series is described as a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday’s years as a student at the peculiar Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago – all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships of the strange and diverse student body.
“Whether it was the classic TV series, the brilliant movies, the recent Broadway musical or even their guest appearances on Scooby-Doo – every time the Addams Family was on a screen, I was watching,” commented Teddy Biaselli, Netflix’s Director Original Series. “I loved that at every opportunity the Addams skewered so-called “normality.” Their entire existence was a middle finger (attached to a disembodied hand) to the status quo. And none was more rebellious, more avant-garde and more iconic than Wednesday Addams.”
The series comes from Al Gough and Miles Millar, the duo behind ‘Smallville’, ‘Into the Badlands’, and ‘The Shannara Chronicles’. The acclaimed director of all things creepy, Tim Burton, is set to make his tv directorial debut on the series and will serve as showrunner alongside Gough and Millar. The team also includes Andrew Mittman for 1.21 (‘The Addams Family’, ‘Alphas’), Kevin Miserocchi (Tee and Charles Addams Foundation), Kayla Alpert (‘Code Black’, ‘Up All Night’), Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania (‘RESPECT’, ‘Addams Family 2’), and Gail Berman (‘The Addams Family’, ‘Alphas’).
“When we first heard Al Gough and Miles Millar’s pitch for Wednesday we were struck, like an arrow from a crossbow, right in our hearts. They nailed the tone, the spirit and the characters, but gave us a fresh way into this story,” adds Biaselli. “As Wednesday stans, my team and I feel an inherent responsibility to get this truly one-of-a-kind character right for both old fans and new. We’re confident this talented group will do her justice as she prepares for the dreaded underworld known as adulthood.”
No news on casting or when ‘Wednesday‘ will film or air, but we’ll let you know when we hear more.
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