the long awaited the addams family derived series Wednesday has finally gotten a poster and a release window.
the addams family is one of the most beloved franchises in Hollywood. It spawned two live-action feature films, two animated movies, books, and a ton of other merch. With the second animated adventure grossing around $120 million at the worldwide box office last year, there still seems to be interest in the famous family.
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Netflix knows this and ordered a spin-off series from Wednesdays (the daughter of the family), starring up-and-coming actress Jenna Ortega.
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Collider exclusively revealed the first poster for the upcoming series last week, which was unveiled at this year’s Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. The poster also confirmed the (expected) release window for the series, which is this fall. It seems likely that Netflix will try to release it around Halloween.
Take a first look below:
One of the most intriguing aspects of the series is that it is developed by none other than Tim Burton. The man who created Edward Scissor handmanaged bat Man (1989) and batman returns as well as the two live-action Alice in Wonderland movies and many more. He is known for his unique, colorful yet dark visuals and gothic atmosphere of him in most of his work, so he seems like a perfect fit to direct the series.
It is also worth noting that he directed all 8 episodes himself. Wednesday also reunites the director with his regular collaborator Danny Elfman (Spider-Man, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), who will be in charge of composing the series. The duo worked together on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the nightmare before christmasor Burton’s bat Man Films.
On Wednesday it will be performed by Jenna Ortega. The up-and-coming actress has had a great run this year. She first starred in the new entry of the iconic Scream horror franchise, which became a blockbuster and is already set to star next year scream 6. She then starred in the acclaimed independent film The consequencesfor which he garnered critical acclaim.
After that, he had a role in the new horror comedy. studio 666 from the Foo Fighters followed by a role in A24’s slasher horror X. Before her rapid rise to stardom she starred in the Netflix sequel The babysitter and in yes day with Jennifer Garner. She also appeared in Season 2 of the hit Netflix show. You.
Another fun cast member will be Christina Ricci. She played the role of Wednesday Addams in both live action movies. the addams family movies of the 90s and is scheduled to appear in Wednesday as a regular cast member. While we don’t know who she plays, her return to the franchise can only mean good things for the upcoming series.
The series also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzman as Gomez Addams, Garfunkel and Riki Lindhome de Oates as Dr. Valerie Kinbott, Jamie McShane as Sheriff Donovan Galpin, Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley, and Gwendoline Christie as member main cast known as Larissa Weems.
Check out the official synopsis here:
“Based on the character originally created by Charles Addams, “Wednesday” is a young adult television series described as a supernaturally infused mystery tracing Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. She attempts to harness her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous murder spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery involving her parents 25 years ago, all while navigating her new and highly tangled relationships in Nevermore.
Even as someone who hasn’t (yet) seen the original ’90s movie or the two animated adventures, I’m still looking forward to seeing the series. Jenna Ortega has been excellent in everything she’s been in and a series directed by Tim Burton sounds pretty amazing. The rest of the cast is also exciting, so I have no doubt that it will be fun to watch, as long as it is released between September and November.
What do you think? are you excited about Wednesday? What has been your favorite the addams family movie? Let’s discuss it all in the comments below and on our social media.
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