Director Tim Burton has been set to direct a live-action Wednesday Addams series for Netflix.
Titled ‘Wednesday’, the series which will consist of eight episodes, 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.
The last time we saw Wednesday Addams was in the 2019 animated movie which saw Chloe Grace Moratz voice the character. The film saw the Addams family move to a bland suburb in New Jersey. However, problems arise when Wednesday, befriends the daughter of a reality show host.
Burton’s last project as a director saw him bring to life the much-loved Disney classic ‘Dumbo’ for a live-action movie which starred Colin Farrell, Eva Green, Michael Keaton and Danny Devito. Burton’s previous work includes ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’, ‘Dark Shadows’ ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Ed Wood’.