A Netflix won a disputed studio war for production of Wednesday, first live-action series directed by Tim Burton, filmmaker responsible for classics like Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990) and Alice in Wonderland (2010).
The streaming platform outperformed its rivals by ordering eight episodes for the first season of the attraction, with no preview yet – or even when pre-production work will begin.
According to the synopsis, Wednesday will be a series of investigations, with supernatural touches, that will show Wandinha’s years as a student at Nevermore Academy, a dark and boarding school.
The production will record the daughter of Gomez and Morticia trying to control their psychic abilities, defeat a murderous monster that has terrified the city and still solve the mystery that involved their parents 25 years ago. All this while navigating adolescence and its complicated relationships.
Wednesday’s script is in charge of Al Gough and Miles Millar, creators of Smallville (2001-2011), who will serve as showrunners. The duo will also produce the attraction, along with Tim Burton, Kayla Alpert, Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi, Jonathan Glickman and Gail Berman.
The most famous version of Wandinha Addams was played by Christina Ricci in the two films released in 1991 and 1993. In 2019, an animation about The Addams Family featured Chloë Grace Moretz as the voice actress for Morticia’s eldest daughter.
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Tim Burton directed a lot, but now it’s time for him to debut in the world of series! With 8 eps, Wednesday is a live-action that accompanies the most iconic Addams studying at Nevermore Academy. I promise many mysteries, investigations and supernatural events.
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