Netflix has announced the release date for Tim Burton’s Wednesday. According to Deadline, the streamer will release the series on Thanksgiving week, specifically on Wednesday November 23rd. Netflix also released the key art for the series, which can be seen in a tweet below. The anticipated Netflix series is directed by Burton and written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar. It will star Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams as she goes through her years at Nevermore Academy learning to master her psychic abilities, solve a supernatural mystery surrounding her family, and stop a supernatural killing spree in her town.
Wednesday premieres November 23! Snap, snap. pic.twitter.com/Ejwn9U5Sl9
— Netflix (@netflix) September 23, 2022
Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’ Coming Thanksgiving Week
The Addams Family has been around since the 1960s, and Wednesday Addams was once a good-natured little girl. It was in 1991, when Christina Ricci portrayed her in the feature film, that we were introduced to the goth and macabre image that Wednesday is known for today. Creepy as she is, Wednesday is now considered a comedy icon. Burton is known for celebrating eerie and strange characters in his many works. He will surely put a unique spin on Wednesday and her creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky family.
Other series stars include Gwendoline Christie as Principal Larissa Weems, Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams, and former Wednesday Christina Ricci as Marilyn Thornhill.
More Wednesday Than Ever Before
This will be the first time Wednesday is portrayed as a teenager. Ortega commented on this teenage take on Wednesday saying, “Her snarky, snide remarks might not necessarily sound as charming when they’re coming from somebody who should probably know better than a 10-year-old girl. That was a balancing act. We didn’t want to make her sound like every other teenage girl, but we also didn’t want to make her too ignorant.” Ortega also said she’s excited that Wednesday will get more screen time than ever, saying, “Any other time you’ve seen Wednesday, she’s been the one-liner, the end of a joke, she always hits it, and I think that’s what people really love about her. But in this show, every scene is Wednesday. There’s an opportunity to give her a bit more dimension, and she becomes a bit more of a real person, which I don’t think we’ve ever seen before.”
Tim Burton’s Wednesday will release on Netflix on November 23rd. To hold you over, view the trailer below.