Catherine Zeta-Jones has bagged the role of Morticia Addams in Netflix’s forthcoming live-action Addams Family series ‘Wednesday.’
Zeta-Jones joins Jenna Ortega, who is set to portray the titular role of Wednesday Addams and the recently cast Luis Guzman who takes on the role of Morticia’s husband, Gomez Addams.
Tim Burton will direct the series which is described as a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. 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 at Nevermore.
The young adult TV series is created by Al Gough and Miles Millar who will also serve as showrunners and executive producers alongside Burton. Andrew Mittman for 1.21, Kevin Miserocchi of the Tee and Charles Addams Foundation, Kayla Alpert, Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania, and Gail Berman. Mittman, Berman, and Miserocchi will also serve as executive producers.
Zeta-Jones follows in the footsteps of Carolyn Jones who played the role in the original series, Anjelica Huston in the films, and Charlize Theron who voiced the character in the recent animated films.