Casting for the Tim Burton Wednesday Addams series over at Netflix is heating up!
Update (8/27/21): On Friday (August 27), Netflix announced a slew of new additions for the cast of its forthcoming live-action series centered on Addams Family favorite, Wednesday.
Set to appear in the series spearheaded by prolific director Tim Burton are actors Hunter Doohan, Georgie Farmer, Moosa Mustafa, Emma Myers, Naomi J, Ogawa, Joy Sunday, Percy Hynes White, Thora Birch, Riki Lindhome, and Jamie McShane.
Read up on who each of the newly announced cast members will play in Netflix’s Wednesday below!
Hunter Doohan (Your Honor, Truth Be Told) will play Tyler Galpin. A townie who strikes up an unlikely friendship with Wednesday Addams. Tyler has a troubled relationship with his father, the local sheriff.
Georgie Farmer (Treadstone, The Evermoor Chronicles) will play Ajax Petropolus. A student at Nevermore Academy who also happens to be a Gorgon. Awkward and shy, Ajax is anxious about looking anyone in the eye.
Moosa Mostafa (Nativity Rocks!, The Last Bus) will play Eugene Otinger. One of Nevermore Academy’s quirkiest students and president of the school’s bee-keeping club.
Emma Myers (Girl in the Basement, Taste of Christmas) will play Enid Sinclair. She is Wednesday’s sunny and colorful Californian roommate at Nevermore Academy. Enid hails from a pack of San Francisco Werewolves.
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Naomi J. Ogawa (Skylin3s) will play Yoko Tanaka. A vampire with Harajuku-inspired Goth flair and one of the cool kids at Nevermore Academy.
Joy Sunday (Dear White People, The Beta Test) will play Bianca Barclay. One of Nevermore Academy’s most popular students, Bianca descends from a long line of Sirens with a mesmerizing power to persuade.
Percy Hynes White (The Gifted, Pretty Hard Cases) will play Xavier Thorpe. A charismatic and supernaturally artistic Nevermore Academy student, who comes from wealth thanks to his celebrity psychic father.
Thora Birch (Ghost World, The Walking Dead) will play Tamara Novak. Wednesday’s dorm mother and the only “Normie” on staff at Nevermore Academy with a focus on all things botanical.
Riki Lindhome (Knives Out, Another Period) will play Dr. Valerie Kinbott. A local therapist in the sleepy town of Jericho who takes a particular interest in her newest patient Wednesday Addams.
Jamie McShane (Mank, Bloodline) will play Sheriff Donovan Galpin. Born and bred in Jericho, this Sheriff has always had an issue with Nevermore Academy and a vendetta against former student Gomez Addams.
The new recruits join previously announced cast members Jenna Ortega, Luis Guzman, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who will star in the upcoming live action dramedy as Wednesday, Gomez, and Morticia Addams.
Directed and executive produced by Tim Burton, the first season of the series is set to be comprised of eight episodes in total.
Read up on what you can expect from the show below!
Original Story (2/17/21): 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.