Netflix has announced that they will be bringing the story of popular Addams Family character Wednesday Addams to life in a live action series directed by Tim Burton.
The series, titled Wednesday, will be aimed at young adults, following titular character in a coming-of-age story filled with sleuthing and supernatural mysteries. The official summary reads:
Wednesday attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized 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.
Originally made popular by the 1960s television series “Addams Family”, Wednesday was also made popular with younger generations through two “Addams Family” films from the 1990s featuring Christina Ricci. Viewer also saw the character onscreen in the 2019 animated film The Addams Family, which is set to get a sequel later this year.
Show creators Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville, Into The Badlands, and The Shannara Chronicles) will be joining the show as showrunners and executive producers, while Tim Burton is set to direct as well as acting as executive producer. The show also has members of the executive production teams from the 2019 Addams Family film set to contribute.