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Netflix Announces New Tim Burton Series Based On Wednesday Addams

Netflix Announces New Tim Burton Series Based On Wednesday Addams

Remember when we told you that Tim Burton was bringing The Addams Family to our TV screens?

Well, details of that new venture have now arrived, and the show is set to star none-other than the infamously spooky family's pig-tailed daughter, Wednesday.

Named (you guessed it) Wednesday, the live-action show has been conceptualised by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, who will also remain attached as show-runners.

Wednesday is set to follow Wednesday Addams' teenage years, as a student at Nevermore Academy.

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Netflix teased the new series, Wednesday (Credit: Netflix)
Netflix teased the new series, Wednesday (Credit: Netflix)

There, we see her trying to harness her emerging psychic abilities in order to help in the fight against a killer that has descended on her local area.

Plus, she will set off trying to "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."

Sounds epic!

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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.

The show will be Tim Burton's TV directorial debut. He will also executive produce alongside a various producers who worked on previous versions of The Addams Family.

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

The cast for the series is still unknown, but we are willing to bet there are going to be some pretty big names attached, too.

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Fans are used to seeing Wednesday Addams portrayed by Christina Ricci, who took on the role in 1991 movie The Addams Family and its 1993's Addams Family Values.

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Sharing the news of the new show, Netflix posted a poster on social media on Wednesday (see what they did there?!).

In the poster, Wednesday's silhouette could be seen, clutching a cello and a knife.

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.

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

Still from 'Addams Family Values' (Credit: Paramount Pictures)
Still from 'Addams Family Values' (Credit: Paramount Pictures)

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.

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

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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: Netflix/ Paramount Pictures

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Netflix

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