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Tim Burton Will Direct New Netflix Series About Wednesday Addams

Stewart Perrie

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Tim Burton Will Direct New Netflix Series About Wednesday Addams

Tim Burton has been tapped by Netflix to direct a new TV series all about Wednesday Addams.

The gloomiest member of the iconic Addams Family will be the star of the new eight-episode programme that will be a live-action series.

The synopsis for the upcoming project has been unveiled and it sure sounds epic.

"The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams' years as a student at Nevermore Academy," reads an official plot description.

Credit: Paramount Pictures
Credit: Paramount Pictures

"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."

Tim Burton will not only direct 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 Scissorhands, Corpse Bride, Frankenweenie, Dark Shadows, Sleepy Hollow, Sweeney Todd, and Beetlejuice - there's no one more perfect to bring Wednesday Addams to the small screen.


The race will now be on to find their Wednesday and the supporting cast.

Featured Image Credit: Paramount Pictures

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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