Tim Burton to direct Wednesday Addams series for Netflix

Tim Burton attending the European premiere of Dumbo held at Curzon Mayfair, London.
Tim Burton attending the European premiere of Dumbo held at Curzon Mayfair, London.

Tim Burton will direct a Netflix live-action series featuring Wednesday Addams, the streaming giant said.

Based on the character originally created by cartoonist Charles Addams, Wednesday is described as a “coming-of-age comedy” set during the death-obsessed youngster’s school years.

Acclaimed filmmaker Burton – known for his affinity with the bizarre and macabre – will direct while Al Gough and Miles Millar will serve as executive producers.

Teddy Biaselli, Netflix’s director of original series, said: “The upcoming eight-episode series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday’s years as a student at the peculiar Nevermore Academy.”

Viewers will see Wednesday attempting “to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorised the local town and solve the supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago,” Biaselli added.

Wednesday was first introduced – though without a name – in Addams’ original 1938 cartoons for the New Yorker.

She and the rest of her family – including father Gomez and mother Morticia – were given names for the classic 1964 TV series.

Christina Ricci played Wednesday in 1991 film The Addams Family and its 1993 sequel.

A 2019 animated film version featured Chloe Grace Moretz as the voice of Wednesday.

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