Netflix Announces WEDENSDAY From Tim Burton, A Live-Action Spinoff Of THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Netflix Announces WEDENSDAY From Tim Burton, A Live-Action Spinoff Of THE ADDAMS FAMILY

Netflix has shared a huge announcement about a new live-action series which will see filmmaker Tim Burton return to a Gothic world for Wednesday, a female-led spinoff of The Addams Family franchise!

Tim Burton is officially developing a live-action spinoff TV series set in the world of The Addams Family. Set for a Netflix premiere, Wednesday will focus on, as you might have guessed, Wednesday Addams.

Described as a "coming-of-age comedy," the series will see "everyone's favorite maiden of the macabre graduate into a full fledged leading lady."

The show has an impressive creative team behind it, with Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar working closely with the Batman and Beetlejuice filmmaker to create Wednesday. The team also includes The Addams Family producers Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi, and Gail Berman, as well as Kayla Alpert (Code Black) and Jonathan Glickman (The Addams Family 2).

"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. They nailed the tone, the spirit and the characters, but gave us a fresh way into this story," Teddy Biaselli, Director of Original Series at Netflix said in a statement. "The upcoming eight-episode series is 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."

"We then got the call that visionary director and lifelong Addams Family fan Tim Burton wanted to make his television directorial debut with this series. Tim has had a history of telling empowering stories about social outsiders like Edward Scissorhands, Lydia Deitz, and Batman. And now he brings his unique vision to Wednesday and her spooky classmates at Nevermore Academy."

Gough and Millar serve as writers and showrunners of Wednesday, while Burton is directing. There's no mention of who will play Wednesday Addams, but casting is likely underway already.

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