Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Live-Action Wednesday Addams Series from Tim Burton Lands Series Order at Netflix

Netflix has today given a series order to the original drama series Wednesday - a live-action series centered on the iconic character Wednesday Addams from the Addams Family.

The drama is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams' years as a student at Nevermore Academy. That's where she 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.

Smallville and Into the Badlands creators Al Gough and Miles Millar will serve as showrunners, with Tim Burton set to direct. They will executive produce with Kayla Alpert, Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi, Jonathan Glickman and Gail Berman. MGM/UA Television will produce.

The first season will produce 8 episodes.

"When we first heard Al Gough and Miles Millar's pitch for Wednesday, we were struck, like an arrow from a crossbow, right in our hearts," said Teddy Biaselli, Director of Original Series, Netflix. "They nailed the tone, the spirit and the characters, but gave us a fresh way into this story."