Trailer for Netflix's new Addams Family series just dropped
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Netflix has just released the trailer for its new Addams Family series Wednesday, and fans are absolutely losing their minds at the revival.
As the show's name suggests, it will follow the life of the youngest woman in the Addams Family.
Check out the trailer below:
Directed by Tim Burton, the new series stars Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, Luis Guzmán as Gomez, Jenna Ortega as Wednesday, and Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley.
The show's official synopsis reads: "Wednesday attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorised the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago – all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore."
Reacting to the trailer, one excited fan wrote: "Oh okay I'm SOLD!"
"Can't wait to *click click* all the time again," added a second while a third remarked: "This is how you tease a show."
"THIS LOOKS GREAT," gushed a fourth.
While most of us will have met The Addams Family in one incarnation or another before, the shows creators, Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, were determined that it would be a unique take.
Gough said of Gomez, who is notably shorter than his 90s counterpart, that Tim Burton wanted to recreate his look in the original Charles Addams cartoons, which were first published back in 1938.
"He wanted the silhouette to look more like the Charles Addams cartoons, which is Gomez shorter than Morticia, versus the kind of suave Raul Julia version in the movies," Gough told Vanity Fair.
However, Gomez is still the doting husband that fans of the family have come to know and love.
"I think he has all those classic ingredients of the Gomez that has come before, but he brings something also very different and new," Millar added.
"That's something that was very important to the show – that it didn't feel like a remake or a reboot. It's something that lives within the Venn diagram of what happened before, but it's its own thing. It's not trying to be the movies or the '60s TV show. That was very important to us and very important to Tim."
The show will still have a number of connections to its roots and as well as referencing the original cartoons, Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in the 90s films, will also be appearing.
Deadline reported the news back in March, however, as the actress is now 42, she will be playing a new, currently unidentified character.
Wednesday will be available to stream on Netflix later this year, although the exact date is still to be confirmed.