An Addams Family live-action adaptation is coming to Netflix! The upcoming series will tell the coming-of-age story of Wednesday Addams and her time at the Nevermore Academy. Wednesday will be coming from Tim Burton, who will be making his TV directorial debut in this eight-part series.
Check out the official announcement from Netflix:
In a statement from Ted Biaselli, Netflix’s director of original series, “Wednesday will see everyone’s favorite maiden of the macabre graduate into a full-fledged leading lady.”
The series is “a sleuthing, supernaturally-infused mystery” which chronicles Wednesday’s years as a student at the Nevermore Academy. It follows her as she masters her psychic abilities and solves the mystery involving her parents. This is all while she also navigates through her relationships among her strange schoolmates.
Wednesday comes from showrunners Al Gough and Miles Millar, who’ll also be executive producing the series alongside Tim Burton. The director also helmed films like Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, and more.
Wednesday will be under the production of Netflix and MGM/UA.
Homestream images are from Netflix.