Tim Burton is making a live-action Wednesday Addams series for Netflix


Tim Burton is all set to make his TV directorial debut as he mounts a present all about Wednesday Addams of the Addams Family. The present has been within the works for some time, and based on Deadline, Netflix snapped it up and ordered eight episodes written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar.

Appropriately named Wednesday, the collection will observe Wednesday Addams throughout her years as a Nevermore Academy scholar in what Netflix calls a “sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery.” No casting bulletins have been made as of but, however O.G. followers of the Addams Family might recall Christina Ricci famously taking part in the function of Wednesday again within the ’90s.

While she clearly gained’t play the function once more, it will be good to see her return in some capability, perhaps as an older Wednesday in a flash-forward. Those unique films — which have been not directed by Tim Burton although they appear like they may have been — are one of the vital well-known and beloved diversifications of The Addams Family characters, which began as a comic book strip within the Nineteen Thirties earlier than making the leap to TV within the ’60s.

This coming-of-age comedy will deal with Wednesday’s journey in direction of mastering her psychic skills, which develop stronger by the day, whereas concurrently coping with a killing spree terrorizing her city and determining a thriller involving her dad and mom years in the past. Toss Tim Burton into the combo and also you’ve bought your self a collection to stay up for.

Tim Burton’s TV directorial debut

Tim Burton has made numerous spooky sideways classics through the years, together with Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas and many extra. But he’s by no means completed tv earlier than.

The Addams Family appears proper up his alley, as he has a style for the unusual and gothic. With his exaggerated, excessive distinction aesthetic, I’ve little doubt the present will probably be a feast for the eyes.

A personality like Wednesday Addams is the excellent focus for somebody like Burton, as her obsession with loss of life and her pale-skinned, dead-behind-the-eyes, lengthy darkish braided hair look is one he’s aware of. For followers of a sure age, he virtually invented it. This is completely Burton’s jam and we’re right here for it.

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