Netflix has announced further castin for Wednesday, Tim Burton’s live-action Addams Family series, adding 10 series regulars. Joining the previously announced cast are Thora Birch (Ghost World, The Walking Dead), Riki Lindhome (Knives Out, Another Period), Jamie McShane (Mank, Bloodline), Hunter Doohan (Your Honor, Truth Be Told), Georgie Farmer (Treadstone, The Evermoor Chronicles), Moosa Mostafa (Nativity Rocks!, The Last Bus), Emma Myers (Girl in the Basement, Taste of Christmas), Naomi J. Ogawa (Skylin3s), Joy Sunday (Dear White People, The Beta Test) and Percy Hynes White (The Gifted, Pretty Hard Cases).
It was also recently announced that actress Jenny Ortega has been cast in the lead role of Wednesday Addams with Catherine Zeta Jones & Luis Guzman signing on to play Morticia & Gomez Addams. The series, which is simply titled “Wednesday” will follow the beloved Addams Family character’s “spooky coming-of-age.”
The coming-of-age comedy, written by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar and to be directed by Burton, is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ (Ortega) years as a student at Nevermore Academy. That’s where she 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.
Eight episodes have been ordered by Netflix; to be directed/executive produced by Burton with a release date still to be confirmed.