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“Wednesday” Trailer Reveals Tim Burton’s “The Addams Family” Reboot

The wonderfully weird journey of the Addams family continues. And who better to continue telling the tale of this beloved family of oddballs than Tim Burton, one of the world’s most beloved oddball filmmakers. Netflix has just revealed the first teaser trailer for Burton’s Wednesday, Burton’s reimagining of the Addams family with a story focused on daughter Wednesday (You star Jenna Ortega).

The series will track its young heroine as she’s bounced from school after school only to end up in Nevermore Academy finally, a place where she might finally be understood. Wednesday is the daughter, of course, of Morticia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Gomez (Luis Guzmán) and the sister of Pugsley (Issac Ordonez). While at Nevermore, Wednesday will hone her psychic abilities and try to sort out a puzzling murder mystery that is directly connected to her family.

For Addams Family fans, you couldn’t be in better hands than Burton’s (and the disembodied hand servant Thing, played here by Victor Dorobantu, would agree). The cast also includes George Burcea as the servant Lurch and a slew of talented, non-Addams Family members, including Gwendoline Christie, Jamie McShane, Percy Hynes White, Hunter Doohan, Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Naomi J Ogawa, Moosa Mostafa, Georgie Farmer, and Riki Lindhome.

And if you were wondering whether Christina Ricci, who had an iconic turn as Wednesday in the ’90s film series, is involved, we have good news for you. Ricci makes a special appearance as Marilyn Thornhill.

Burton executive produces and directs four of the eight episodes, with Gandja Monteiro and James Marshall directing episodes. The showrunners, writers, and executive producers are Alfred Gough and Miles Millar.

Watch the full teaser trailer below.

Here’s the synopsis for Wednesday:

The series is 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 at Nevermore.

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Featured image: Wednesday. (L to R) Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Adams, Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams, Luis Guzmán as Gomez Addams, Issac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams in Wednesday. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022

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