- Jose Cadena
BURTON’S WEDNESDAY UNVEILS TRAILER AND CAST
Fall better get here in a snap. After having a phenomenal star-making year so far with roles in Scream (2022) and X, Jenna Ortega is putting on pigtails and heading back into the macabre as the star of Tim Burton’s Wednesday series. Focusing on Wednesday Addams of the Addams Family, the new Netflix show will follow the teenage ghoul entering her first year at a mysterious boarding school.
Check out the first quick teaser showing Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday with Thing.
Similar to what the streaming giant has done with franchises like Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, the new show will be more adult in nature than past iterations of the franchise. Rounding out the family tree is Catherine Zeta Jones (The Haunting) as Morticia Addams, Isaac Ordonez (A Wrinkle in Time) as Pugsley, George Burcea as Lurch, and Luis Guzmàn (The Bone Collector) as Gomez.
As we shared early last year, Burton (Dark Shadows, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Beetlejuice) is helming the series for Netflix. His signature imagery has captured imaginations of all kinds of audiences despite his own disappointing track record (and opinion) regarding diversity. However, this new project is the first to cast predominantly Latinx actors as the iconic Addams. Fans quickly shared the viral trailer for the series that debuted (appropriately) on a Wednesday.
Teased as a “nightmare full of mystery, murder, and mayhem,” keep an eye out when Wednesday streams on Netflix this fall.
Enjoy the full bloody trailer for Wednesday below: