It’s being reported that Christina Ricci could be cast as Morticia Addams in the upcoming Addams Family series from Tim Burton.
This report comes to us from The Illuminerdi and they tend to be pretty accurate with their exclusives.
This is also something that’s been rumoured for quite some time.
According to the report, Tim Burton himself is very keen on casting Ricci in the role of Morticia.
She played Wednesday Addams in the 1991 The Addams Family movie.
Ricci then played the character again in the 1993 sequel, The Addams Family Values.
She was only 11 years old when she was first cast in the role and she really nailed it.
Ricci had that spooky attitude down perfectly.
She would also now be the perfect age (41) to play Morticia Addams in the upcoming series.
Christina Ricci to play Morticia Addams in Tim Burton’s The Addams Family series?
It seems as though Tim Burton thinks she’s perfect for the role as well.
The upcoming series, which Burton will direct, will be coming to Netflix and will be simply be called Wednesday.
It’ll be told from Wednesday’s point of view and will take place mostly in the school she attends.
Al Gough and Miles Millar were the ones who pitched the show to Netflix and they are also serving as showrunners.
Wednesday Addams will be the show’s main character
The first season will be eight episodes long and here’s the plot synopsis:
The upcoming 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 terrorized 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.
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