First look at Catherine Zeta-Jones as Morticia Addams in 'Wednesday'
Vanity Fair has released a new look at Tim Burton's upcoming Addams Family TV series Wednesday.
The series is set to be a comic show that follows Wednesday Addams during her high school years as she "attempts to master her psychic powers, stop a monstrous killing spree of the town citizens, and solve the supernatural mystery that affected her family 25 years ago".
The series will star Jenny Ortega as the titular character while Catherine Zeta-Jones will be playing Morticia. Luis Guzman has also been cast as Gomez while the show will also feature Gwendoline Christie.
Exclusive: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Luis Guzmán, Jenna Ortega, and Isaac Ordonez suit up as the Addams Family in this first look at ‘Wednesday,’ the new @Netflix series from Tim Burton. https://t.co/9yNodVgqrp
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) August 16, 2022
Christina Ricci, who played Wednesday in the two films from the 1990s's has also been confirmed to star but her role has not been disclosed.
Read more: Catherine Zeta-Jones to play Morticia Addams in Tim Burton's Netflix series
Tim Burton, known for his gothic inspired films such as Corpse Bride and Edward Scissorhands, is set to direct every episode while the show will be written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar who created Smallville.
“The relationship that kind of hangs over the season is really Wednesday's relationship with Morticia,” Gough told Vanity Fair. “How do you step out of the shadow of a mother as glamorous as Morticia?”
The series is set to be Burton's first foray into TV and also streaming. He hasn't released a film since his 2019 reimagining of Dumbo which starred Colin Farrell as well as regular collaborators Eva Green and Michael Keaton and received mixed reviews.
There have been several adaptations of The Addams Family which originally started as a comic strip in The New Yorker, the most famous of which is the TV version from the 1960's.
A film version starring Anjelica Huston and Christopher Lloyd followed in 1991 and was followed up with a sequel in 1993.
Most recently, two animated adaptations were released in 2019 and 2021 featuring Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Snoop Dogg and Chloe Grace Moretz as Wednesday.
Watch below: Jenny Ortega is Tim Burton's latest muse playing Wednesday Adams.