Netflix used social media to announce its new series, Wednesday, on Wednesday, 17. The streaming service has already secured 8 episodes with protagonist Wandinha Addams, the eldest daughter of The Addams Family. This will be the first television project by renowned film director Tim Burton.
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On Twitter, the Netflix profile announced: ‘Tim Burton directed a lot, but now it’s time for him to debut in the world of series! With 8 episodes, Wednesday is a live action that accompanies the most iconic Addams studying at Nevermore Academy. I promise many mysteries, investigations and supernatural events. “
Tim Burton is bringing Wednesday Addams to Netflix in a live-action coming-of-age series!
Burton will also make his TV directorial debut on the sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery that follows Wednesday as a student at Nevermore Academy
— Netflix (@netflix)
The filmmaker is responsible for classics such as Batman (1989), Edward Scissorhands (1990), Planet of the Apes (2001) and Alice in Wonderland (2010). In the world of animation, he also collects hits such as Jack’s Strange World (1993), Corpse Bride (2005) and Frankenweenie (2012).
Still without a premiere date, Wednesday’s synopsis reveals a series of investigations, with supernatural touches, that will show Wandinha’s years as a student at a dark boarding school. The teenage daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams will have mediumistic abilities, will fight monsters, and still solve the mystery that involved her parents 25 years ago.
Al Gough and Miles Millar, creators of Smallville, are responsible for the script. The duo will also produce the series alongside Tim Burton, Kayla Alpert, Andrew Mittman, Kevin Miserocchi, Jonathan Glickman and Gail Berman.