It’s been revealed that Tim Burton and Netflix have finally found their Gomez Addams for their upcoming Addams Family series – called Wednesday.
According to Collider, they’ve hired Luis Guzmán to play the iconic role and I believe that is just perfect casting.
There were rumours that Johnny Depp might get the role.
However, it seems as though Guzmán really impressed the casting directors and he managed to bag himself the role.
I do realise that a lot of Depp fans will be upset to hear that he won’t be in the Tim Burton series.
Yet, I do also wonder whether Depp might have been just slightly too expensive to hire for this series.
Also, Gomez Addams won’t be one of the show’s main leads – that will be Wednesday Addams, his daughter.
Luis Guzmán will be Gomez Addams in Tim Burton’s Wednesday series
The series is going to be mostly set in her boarding school where she has to solve a mysterious crime.
It’s going to be a pretty interesting series and will see Tim Burton’s first venture into the world of television.
It was previously announced that Jenna Ortega had been cast as the show’s lead.
The series is created by Smallville‘s Al Gough and Miles Millar.
They will also serve as showrunners.
Here’s the series’ plot synopsis:
Wednesday is a comedic, supernaturally-infused coming-of-age series that follows the teenage girl’s years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the town, and solve a mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago — all while navigating her new relationships at Nevermore.
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Are you looking forward to seeing Luis Guzmán play Gomez Addams in Wednesday?
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