Tim Burton’s Wednesday Addams series is gearing up to welcome Gwendoline Christie.
Director Tim Burton has already lined up some big names for his television directorial debut over at Netflix— and he’s about to add another.
On Wednesday (September 15), Netflix announced that Game of Thrones veteran Gwendoline Christie has officially joined the cast of the streamer’s upcoming Addams Family series centered on the spooky, cooky family’s teenage daughter, Wednesday.
The eight-episode live-action series is described as a coming-of-age dark comedy, which will follow Wednesday as she heads off to attend Nevermore Academy.
For her part, Christie is set to take on the role of Larissa Weems. Her character serves as the principal of Nevermore Academy who might not be Wednesday’s biggest fan— especially if her grudge against mom, Morticia Addams is anything to go by.
Christie took to Instagram shortly after news broke to spread the word to fans far and wide.
“CLICK CLICK! Overjoyed to announce that I will be working with @timburton on ‘WEDNESDAY’, the new Addams Family series for @netflix,” wrote the actress in the caption of her post. “LARISSA WEEMS IS COMING…..”
In addition, it was recently announced that actor Isaac Ordonez has also signed on to join the cast as Wednesday’s brother, Puglsey Addams. Meanwhile, Thing and Lurch will be played by Victor Dorobantu and George Burcea, respectively.
Gwendoline Christie, Isaac Ordonez, Victor Dorobanțu, and George Burcea join previously announced cast members Luis Gomez, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Jenna Ortega, all of whom are set to star in the forthcoming Netflix original series.
Currently, there’ no word on when we might expect to see Tim Burton’s Wednesday premiere via Netflix.