Wednesday: Tim Burton to direct Netflix Addams Family series
Staff Reporter | On 17, Feb 2021
Tim Burton is heading to Netflix for Wednesday, a new live-action Addams Family series.
Netflix and MGM/UA are producing the coming-of-age comedy, which will will see everyone’s favorite maiden of the macabre graduate into a fully fledged leading lady.
The eight-episode series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday’s years as a student at the peculiar Nevermore Academy. Wednesday’s attempts 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 – all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships of the strange and diverse student body and preparing for the dreaded underworld known as adulthood.
Burton will make his television directorial debut with the series. The creative team also includes Andrew Mittman for 1.21 (The Addams Family, Alphas), Kevin Miserocchi (Tee and Charles Addams Foundation), Kayla Alpert (Code Black, Up All Night), Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania (RESPECT, Addams Family 2), and Gail Berman (The Addams Family, Alphas).
”When we first heard Al Gough and Miles Millar’s pitch for Wednesday we were struck, like an arrow from a crossbow, right in our hearts,” said Teddy Biaselli, Netflix’s Director of Original Series, in a post announcing the project. “Adolescence is an awful time for everyone. We’re growing hair in weird places, getting taller, breaking out, and all we want is for people to like us. She is the ultimate lone wolf. She marches to her own beat… and it’s likely a funeral dirge.“