If 2021 has not yet given you reasons to move on, Netflix will give them to you daily. And it is that the streaming platform announced that they are producing a live-action series about Wednesday Addams, the daughter of one of the families most loved by millions of fans around the world.
The series, which will have 8 episodes during the first season, will be directed by Tim Burton and will have the help of screenwriters Miles Millar and Alfred Gough, who worked together on films such as Spider-Man 2, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Shangai Noon, Lethal Weapon 4, among many others.
But, what is the series about? Well, Netflix called Wednesday as a “sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday’s years as a student at the peculiar Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s 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 of the strange and diverse student body.”
It’s not the first time we’ve heard about the possibility of an Addams Family series directed by Tim Burton. Back in October 2020, there were already rumors about his possible direction. The passage of time ended up making something that was just a conversation come true, and thank goodness it did.
Over time, Wednesday Addams has been personified by different personalities. The last time the character came to life, was thanks to Chloe Grace Moretz in the movie Addams Family (2019). However, the most memorable performances were those of Christina Ricci in The Addams Family (1991) and Addams Family Values (1993), both under the direction of Barry Sonnenfeld.
At the moment there is no release date for Wednesday Addams live-action, but it is likely that, in the coming months, we will have a preview and – perhaps – a glimpse of one of the most anticipated series of this year.