She’s creepy and weird, mysterious and creepy…but she’s not Christina Ricci.
Netflix has released its first look at ‘Wednesday’ – the streaming service series about the Addams family who is centered on the girl obsessed with the death of the clan during her high school years. Trailer Reveals First Look at Jenna Ortega of “Scream 5” and “You” fame in the title role. Tim Burton executive-produces the project and will direct the majority of the episodes.
Netflix describes the eight-episode series as a “supernaturally infused, detective mystery” with a coming-of-age bent that will uncover new layers of the daughter of the Addams Family.
“Wednesday attempts to master his emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery that bedeviled his parents 25 years ago – all while navigating his highly tangled new relationships in Nevermore” , according to the official summary.
The cast of the series has some very big names. Catherine Zeta-Jones will play macabre family matriarch Morticia, and Luis Guzmán will play patriarch Gomez. The main cast of the show includes Gwendoline Christie and Thora Birch.
And don’t feel bad for the actor who popularized Wednesday Addams in 1990s films ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘Addams Family Values,’ with his deadpan delivery that contrasted with the softer version of the portrayed character. by Lisa Loring in the 1964 sitcom.
Ricci – who currently plays an equally disturbing character in Showtime’s hit “Yellowjackets” – has an undisclosed role on the show.
And that’s probably pretty significant, since she’s credited on IMDBb.com as appearing in all eight episodes.
I just hope Ricci plays a character in “Wednesday” that embraces many of the roles she’s played throughout her long career, like a pig-nosed flight attendant (“Penelope”) (“Pan Am”) who befriends a friendly ghost (“Casper”) during a car race (“Speed Racer”) and then together warn Wednesday about the pitfalls of dating a serial killer (” Monster”).