Director Tim Burton is teaming with Netflix on a brand new series starring none other than Wednesday Addams.
Wednesday Addams is about to take center stage over at Netflix where a live-action coming of age comedy centered around the iconic Addams Family member is officially in development.
Titled Wednesday, the forthcoming live action series is set to be directed by none other than Tim Burton. Burton’s involvement with the project marks the prolific director’s first time helming anything for the television genre.
Tim Burton is bringing Wednesday Addams to Netflix in a live-action coming-of-age series!
Burton will also make his TV directorial debut on the sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery that follows Wednesday as a student at Nevermore Academy pic.twitter.com/8ei3wIUrxq
— Netflix (@netflix) February 17, 2021
The Bettlejuice vet will be teaming with Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville, Into the Badlands) to bring the series to life. Gough and Millar will split show running and executive producing duties for the series.
So what can Addams Family fans expect from Wednesday?
Per the show’s official logline, the live action series is described as a “sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery” that will follow Wednesday Addams over the course of her time as a student at Nevermore Academy.
Life at school won’t be easy though. Over the course of the first season, viewers will get to watch on as Wednesday 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 at Nevermore.
Netflix has ordered eight episodes of the series to start, though there’s currently no word on when we can expect to see the show premiere.