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First picture of new Addams Family drops for Tim Burton's Wednesday series

Stewart Perrie

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First picture of new Addams Family drops for Tim Burton's Wednesday series

The first image of the new-look Addams Family has dropped ahead of the release of Tim Burton's Wednesday series.

The Netflix show will be focusing on the eldest child of the peculiar brood.

We've finally been given the first glimpse at the family in full and it shows Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia, Luis Guzmán as Gomez, Jenna Ortega as Wednesday, and Isaac Ordonez as Pugsley.

The only person we're missing is Uncle Fester.

Now, where could he be?

Showrunner Al Gough has told Vanity Fair that all those details will be released eventually.

“We have no comment on Uncle Fester,” Gough said. “Watch the show.”

We don't know too much about the Netflix adaptation, but, according to DeadlineWednesday will be a coming-of-age comedy that follows our favourite goth girl.

A synopsis for the show states: "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."

Sounds spicy.

Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie will take the role of Larissa Weems, while Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in the 1991 film, is featured on the cast list in an unnamed role.

Tim Burton will not only direct several episodes of the series but will also executive produce it.

He'll join Andrew Mittman, who was in charge of the 2019 animated film about the quirky Addams family, while Al Gough and Miles Millar have been tapped to be the showrunners.

They've also called on others who have worked with the Addams Family material in the past, including Kevin Miserocchi (Tee and Charles Addams Foundation), Kayla Alpert (Code Black, Up All Night), Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania (Addams Family 2) and Gail Berman (The Addams Family, Alphas).

Tim Burton is no stranger to the Addams Family and was once meant to direct an animated movie that never ended up coming to fruition.

His previous work also means this new project will be perfect for him.

Burton has been in charge with the likes of Edward ScissorhandsCorpse BrideFrankenweenieDark ShadowsSleepy HollowSweeney Todd, and Beetlejuice - there's no one more perfect to bring Wednesday Addams to the small screen.

The series is expected to drop later this year.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix

Topics: TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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