According to Deadline, Netflix has cast Jenna Ortega (Yes Day, Jane the Virgin) as Wednesday Addams in the upcoming Addams Family series.
This upcoming series has been written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar.
It’s set to be directed by Tim Burton and it’ll be his first time making something for television.
The series has been described as a “sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ (Ortega) years as a student at Nevermore Academy.”
She’ll be attempting to master her psychic ability in order to stop a terrible killing spree that’s terrified the whole town.
She will have to solve the supernatural mystery that her parents were embroiled in 25 years ago.
Tim Burton’s Addams Family has cast its Wednesday Addams
Jenna Ortega will be taking over the role that Christina Ricci played twice.
Ricci played Wednesday in two feature films, The Addams Family in 1991 and Addams Family Values in 1993.
Ortega also revealed the news via her Instagram account where she wrote:
New chapter. Hope I can do Wednesday Addams justice. *snaps twice*.
Burton, Gough and Millar will all serve as executive producers on the show.
Gough and Millar are also the series’ showrunners.
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