- Film & TV
- 18 Feb 21
With the huge success of similar young adult Netflix shows Riverdale and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, it's no surprise that Wednesday is set to make a revival.
A Wednesday Addams live-action series is in the works at Netflix, with Tim Burton signed on to direct.
The project was first reported as being in development back in October, though no network or streaming platform was attached. Netflix has since given the coming-of-age series an eight episode order.
Based on the character originally created by Charles Addams, Wednesday is a YA series described as a a sleuthing, supernatural mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy.
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.
Al Gough and Miles Millar created the series and will serve as showrunners and executive producers, while Tim Burton is onboard to direct and executive produce.
Other executive producers are Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi and Gail Berman, who all executive produced the 2019 animated Addams Family movie.
Wednesday has been portrayed onscreen numerous times over the years, with Lisa Loring originally starring as the character in the '60s Addams Family television series. Christina Ricci also famously played the character in two Addams Family features in the 1990s. Chloë Grace Moretz voices Wednesday in the animated films.
The show marks one of the few television projects of Burton’s career, after directing episodes of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. He is best known for his film work, helming features like Edward Scissorhands, Batman and Mars Attacks.
Tim Burton is bringing Wednesday Addams to Netflix in a live-action coming-of-age series!
Burton will also make his TV directorial debut on the sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery that follows Wednesday as a student at Nevermore Academy pic.twitter.com/8ei3wIUrxq
— Netflix (@netflix) February 17, 2021