Netflix has announced that Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands) will make his TV directorial debut with Wednesday, a series based on The Addams Family character Wednesday Addams.
The live-action series will chart Wednesday’s time at the eccentric Nevermore Academy as she comes of age.
Alongside dealing with all the small horrors of adolescence, Wednesday begins to master her burgeoning psychic powers. As a series of supernatural mysteries threaten the local town, Wednesday must put on her sleuthing hat to solve them, including one which also embroiled her parents 25 years ago.
The series will be written by the screenwriting duo Al Gough and Miles Millar (Into the Badlands).
Netflix’s Director of YA/ Family Series, Teddy Biaselli, commented: “As Wednesday stans, my team and I feel an inherent responsibility to get this truly one-of-a-kind character right for both old fans and new. We’re confident this talented group will do her justice as she prepares for the dreaded underworld known as adulthood.”
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