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The Addams Family Is Getting A Netflix Reboot From Tim Burton

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The Addams Family Is Getting A Netflix Reboot From Tim Burton

The Addams Family is officially getting a reboot - this time as a TV show focusing on our favourite rebel daughter: Wednesday Addams.

Netflix also has some updates on the famous faces who will be taking on the iconic characters in the series titled: Wednesday.

Catherine Zeta-Jones will be taking on the legendary role of Morticia Addams and Luis Guzmán will play the doting husband, Gomez Addams.

Catherine Zeta-Jones will play the iconic Morticia Addams (Credit: PA Images)
Catherine Zeta-Jones will play the iconic Morticia Addams (Credit: PA Images)
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As for Wednesday Addams herself, Jenna Ortega will be playing our fave spooky teen girl.

You may recognise her from other Netflix hits such as Jane the Virgin, You and The Babysitter: Killer Queen.

Jenna Ortega will be leading the show as Wednesday Addams (Credit: PA Images)
Jenna Ortega will be leading the show as Wednesday Addams (Credit: PA Images)

According to Deadline, Tim Burton is set to reimagine the franchise alongside Smallville developers Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who have been recruited as head writers on the series.

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The Addams Family was first brought to life by American cartoonist Charles Addams in the '30s before being picked up for two live action series': a movie franchise starring Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston and Christopher Lloyd, and - in 2019 - an animated movie from MGM.

The reboot could be from the perspective of Wednesday Addams (Credit: Paramount Pictures)
The reboot could be from the perspective of Wednesday Addams (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Given that The Addams Family is about the most famous spooky franchise around, there couldn't be a better fit than Burton - who has previously worked on Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands.

Another dark comedy he's made his mark on is Dark Shadows. Originally a gothic-horror soap opera, Burton turned the series into a feature film in 2012, starring Johnny Depp.

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The Addams Family was first retold in a 1991 movie (Credit: Paramount Pictures)
The Addams Family was first retold in a 1991 movie (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

Originally, Charles Addams' depiction of The Addams Family featured Gomez and Morticia Addams, their kids Wednesday and Pugsley and close relatives Uncle Fester and Grandmama.

It also included their butler Lurch, and Pugsley's pet octopus, Aristotle.

The family expanded over the years, with The Thing (which evolved into a disembodied hand) being introduced in 1954 and Gomez's Cousin Itt landing in 1964, alongside Morticia's pet lion Kitty Kat.

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Finally, Pubert Addams - who is Wednesday and Pugsley's infant brother - joined the clan in Addams Family Values.

They were originally conceived as a satirical depiction of the ideal 20th-century American family: rich and somewhat odd, with a love for all things dark and gloomy.

We can't wait to see how Tim Burton brings them to life once more.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Netflix

Joanna Freedman
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