Tim Burton has cast his new Morticia for Netflix’s forthcoming live-action Addams Family drama Wednesday.
Catherine Zeta-Jones has officially be announced to be portraying the role in the upcoming series.
Zeta-Jones is the latest actress to offer a live-action rendition of Morticia. Carolyn Jones played the character first in the 1960s Addams Family TV series. Anjelica Huston perhaps most famously played her in the two Addams Family films in the 1990s.
Most recently, Charlize Theron voiced Morticia in the 2019 Addams Family animated film.
It was also recently announced that actress Jenny Ortega has been cast in the lead role of Wednesday Addams with Luis Guzman signing on to play Gomez Addams. The series, which is simply titled “Wednesday” will follow the beloved Addams Family character’s “spooky coming-of-age.”
Eight episodes have been ordered by Netflix; to be directed/executive produced by Burton.
Wednesday is described as a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy.
Wednesday’s 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.
The tale of The Addams Family, a fictional household created by American cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938, has had a number of screen iterations over the years including two live-action TV series; a live-action film franchise, and most recently an animated movie from MGM with the sequel dropping in 2021.