WEDNESDAY: Catherine Zeta-Jones To Play Morticia in Tim Burton’s ADDAMS FAMILY Series

WEDNESDAY: Catherine Zeta-Jones To Play Morticia in Tim Burton’s ADDAMS FAMILY Series

Despite rumors that Christina Ricci was set to play Morticia in Tim Burton's Wednesday, it's now come to light that Academy Award-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones will actually play the Addams matriarch...

Though fans were hoping to see original big-screen Wednesday Addams actress Christina Ricci take on the role of Morticia in Tim Burton's upcoming Netflix series, Catherine Zeta-Jones (High Fidelity, Chicago, Zorro) has now landed the gig.

THR reports that the Academy Award-winning actress has been cast in a guest starring role as the Addams matriarch in the eight-episode series. She'll join Luis Guzmán as Gomez, and Jenna Ortega in the title role of Wednesday.

The coming-of-age comedy series, which has Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville, Into the Badlands) on board as showrunners, is said to be "a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at 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 at Nevermore."

We don't know whether any other members of the creepy, kooky family will appear, but if Gomez and Morticia will be dropping by, we assume Uncle Fester, Pugsley, Lurch and maybe even Cousin It will also appear.

Burton is set to make his TV directing debut with the show, and will also executive produce alongside Jonathan Glickman, Andrew Mittman, Kayla Alpert, Gail Berman, Steve Stark, and Kevin Miserocchi. No production or premiere dates have been announced.

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