Wednesday, the revival of Netflix’s beloved franchise, The Addams Family, was given a fall 2022 release date.
An official trailer accompanied the release date announcement, which gives us our best look at the dark, gothic comedy ahead of its arrival later this year. Just watch out for piranhas at your local pool next time you go:
The Netflix horror comedy series will launch on the streaming giant at an undisclosed date later this year. If we had to guess, though, we predict that Wednesday will be with us in time for Halloween. And given that it will be centered on Wednesday Addams – the death-obsessed teen member of the Addams Family – a midweek release would be suitable for Netflix’s TV adaptation.
Wednesday stars Jenna Ortega (Scream, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous) as the title character. The coming-of-age supernatural series will follow Wednesday Addams as she navigates teenage life amid many other obstacles. Namely, mastering your newfound psychic abilities, stopping an unknown assassin from making a killing in your local town, and solving a 25-year-old family mystery. All in a day’s work for a younger member of the Addams Family (that is, if you discount Pubert), huh?
Ortega is joined by Catherine Zeta-Jones (The Legend of Zorro, Ocean’s Twelve) as matriarch Morticia of the Addams Family, Luis Guzmán (Narcos, Shameless) as husband and father Gomez Addams, and Isaac Ordonez (A Wrinkle in Time) as the Wednesday Pugsley’s older brother. Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday Addams in the iconic 1990s Addams Family films, will appear as someone named Marilyn Thornhill, while Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, The Sandman) is also among the show’s supporting cast. Christie will play director Larissa Weems, head of the Nevermore Academy.
Award-winning director Tim Burton, who is known for classic gothic fantasy and horror-comedy productions including Beetlejuice, Sleepy Hollow and Sweeney Todd, makes his TV directorial debut with Netflix’s Wednesday series. Burton’s frequent collaborator Danny Elfman is also on board as the show’s songwriter. Miles Millar and Alfred Gough (Into the Badlands, Spider-Man 2, Smallville) are co-showrunners.
All eight of Wednesday’s episodes will be released exclusively on Netflix when the show launches. If our Halloween 2022 prediction is correct, there is no better TV show to stream during the spooky season than this one.
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