Wednesday is an upcoming Netflix Original family fantasy series directed by Tim Burton. Netflix triumphed in the bidding war for the show, outbidding all other bidders and securing exclusive global distribution rights. Al Gough and Miles Millar are the series’ creators.
MGM TV has already been announced as the production studio behind Wednesday’s development, with Burton serving as an executive producer in addition to his directing duties. On the Original, Burton is joined by Jon Glickman, Andrew Mittman, and Gail Berman as co-producers.
Wednesday will be a milestone in Tim Burton’s career because it will be his first time directing a television show.
Wednesday Addams’ role has finally been revealed. Jenna Ortega, who Netflix subscribers should recognize by now, is playing the iconic role.
Ortega has appeared in a number of Netflix Originals. Ellie in the second season of You, Phoebe in The Babysitter: Killer Queen, and Katie Torres in Yes Day are among her most well-known roles. She also lends her voice to the popular Jurassic World animated series Camp Cretaceous as Brooklyn.
Outside of Netflix, Ortega has appeared in films like Disney’s Elena of Avalor, The CW’s Jane the Virgin, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Iron Man 3.
Christina Ricci, who previously starred in the Addams Family and Wednesday Addams, has joined the cast of Wednesday! Ricci’s role in the film is currently unknown, but we can confirm that she will not be playing an older version of Wednesday Addams.
We finally got our Morticia and Gomez Addams cast in on Wednesday, which took a little longer than expected! Morticia Addams will be played by Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, and her on-screen husband Gomez Addams will be played by Luis Guzmán.
Enid Sinclair, a Werewolf with a sunny disposition and Willa’s roommate, has been cast as Emma Myers (Wednesday). Enid, on the other hand, accessorized the school’s purple uniform with brightly colored accessories, the polar opposite of Willa.
Tyler Galpin, played by Hunter Doohan, is a smart and sensitive young man who suffers from his dysfunctional relationship with his father, the town’s sheriff. Tyler is a normal human who works part-time at a local cafe and plans to leave the town once he graduates from high school.
Xavier Thorpe, a young man from wealth and privilege who is captivated by Willa, is played by Percy Hynes White.
Joy Sunday plays Bianca Barclay, a siren who is regarded as school royalty, and her demeanor reflects this. Bianca is constantly at odds with Willa, but beneath her tough exterior lies a woman who has had a difficult life.
Principal Larissa Weems, played by Gwendoline Christie, is constantly at odds with Willa, believing her to be nothing more than a troublemaker. Like a skilled diplomat, she presents herself as warm and welcoming while concealing her true feelings.
Dr. Valerie Kinbott, an eccentric professional therapist who takes a keen interest in her latest patient Willa, is played by Riki Lindhome. Dr. Kinbott is thoughtful and perceptive, and he enjoys roadkill taxidermy, Diptyque candles, and cashmere ponchos.
Sheriff Donavan Galpin, the single father of teenager Tyler, is played by Jamie McShane. Time has taken its toll on the sheriff, turning him cynical and frustrated, and leading him to be abusive toward his son on several occasions. When a series of gruesome murders occur near the academy, he becomes obsessed with linking the heinous crimes to the institution.
Ms. Tamara Novak, the academy’s only human teacher, is played by Thora Birch. Tamara, who teaches A.P. Bio and is particularly fond of Willa, is smart, quirky, and perceptive.
The project’s principal photography began in September 2021 and took place in Romania. Filming took place for a few months before wrapping up in January 2022.
Filming has started for Wednesday! Principal photography began in early September, but there is no word on when filming will wrap.
Wednesday’s first season will have a total of eight episodes, which has already been confirmed. Each episode has a running time of about 60 minutes.
As of now, Netflix has not confirmed a Wednesday release date. However, now that filming has wrapped and the series is in post-production, we expect it to be released before the end of 2022.