Netflix drops trailer for Tim Burton's 'Wednesday' - based on iconic Addams family

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By Phoebe Egoroff

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Netflix has just dropped the trailer for Tim Burton's latest project, Wednesday.

Based on the creepy yet iconic Addams Family, Wednesday is an upcoming comedy horror series that will soon be released by the streaming giant.

The Netflix series was already trending across social media earlier this year after an account named @WednesdayAddams posted a tweet in June that read: "I've started this account as an experiment in sadism. Thing tells me Twitter is the most effective place to feel pain and misery. Let the games begin."

The upcoming project is set to star Jenny Ortega as Wednesday Addams, and veteran actors Luis Guzmán and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Wednesday's parents, Morticia and Gomez.

Watch the trailer below: 

Addams Family superfans will love that Christina Ricci, who originally played Wednesday in 1991's The Addams Family, is returning to the Addams Family universe. What character she will portray, however, has not yet been revealed, per Deadline.

Fans were thrilled to see it was directed by Tim Burton, who is renowned for his gothic fantasy and horror films, including 1988's Beetlejuice and 2007's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

One Twitter user stated: "Oh I think I'm gonna love this series [black heart emoji]."

Another, who couldn't contain their excitement, wrote: "Okay I wasn't really excited about this BUT the trailer is really really good. Now I can't wait to watch it."

Slated to drop later this year, the co-creators of the show, Millar and Gough, told Vanity Fair that it was important the series "didn't feel like a remake or a reboot," before adding that their ambition was to "make it an eight-hour Tim Burton movie."

"It's something that lives within the Venn diagram of what happened before, but it's its own thing," Millar stated.

"It's not trying to be the movies or the '60s TV show. That was very important to us and very important to Tim," he added.

According to Millar and Gough, Burton was their preferred choice of director for the highly anticipated series. In fact, they considered him the "Mount Everest of directors," and it allegedly only took Burton three days after receiving the script to call the duo, per the Hollywood Reporter.

"He was interested in where it was going, the mystery of the show [...] He really loved that you had time to be with Wednesday and explore the character and you didn’t have to, you know, wrap things up in an hour and 45 minutes," Gough excitedly revealed to Vanity Fair.

The show is described on Netflix as: "A sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy."

The description continued: "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."

Well, say no more! The series is set for release by fall this year - mere months away!

Featured image credit: Ink Drop / Alamy

Netflix drops trailer for Tim Burton's 'Wednesday' - based on iconic Addams family

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By Phoebe Egoroff

Article saved!Article saved!

Netflix has just dropped the trailer for Tim Burton's latest project, Wednesday.

Based on the creepy yet iconic Addams Family, Wednesday is an upcoming comedy horror series that will soon be released by the streaming giant.

The Netflix series was already trending across social media earlier this year after an account named @WednesdayAddams posted a tweet in June that read: "I've started this account as an experiment in sadism. Thing tells me Twitter is the most effective place to feel pain and misery. Let the games begin."

The upcoming project is set to star Jenny Ortega as Wednesday Addams, and veteran actors Luis Guzmán and Catherine Zeta-Jones as Wednesday's parents, Morticia and Gomez.

Watch the trailer below: 

Addams Family superfans will love that Christina Ricci, who originally played Wednesday in 1991's The Addams Family, is returning to the Addams Family universe. What character she will portray, however, has not yet been revealed, per Deadline.

Fans were thrilled to see it was directed by Tim Burton, who is renowned for his gothic fantasy and horror films, including 1988's Beetlejuice and 2007's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

One Twitter user stated: "Oh I think I'm gonna love this series [black heart emoji]."

Another, who couldn't contain their excitement, wrote: "Okay I wasn't really excited about this BUT the trailer is really really good. Now I can't wait to watch it."

Slated to drop later this year, the co-creators of the show, Millar and Gough, told Vanity Fair that it was important the series "didn't feel like a remake or a reboot," before adding that their ambition was to "make it an eight-hour Tim Burton movie."

"It's something that lives within the Venn diagram of what happened before, but it's its own thing," Millar stated.

"It's not trying to be the movies or the '60s TV show. That was very important to us and very important to Tim," he added.

According to Millar and Gough, Burton was their preferred choice of director for the highly anticipated series. In fact, they considered him the "Mount Everest of directors," and it allegedly only took Burton three days after receiving the script to call the duo, per the Hollywood Reporter.

"He was interested in where it was going, the mystery of the show [...] He really loved that you had time to be with Wednesday and explore the character and you didn’t have to, you know, wrap things up in an hour and 45 minutes," Gough excitedly revealed to Vanity Fair.

The show is described on Netflix as: "A sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy."

The description continued: "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."

Well, say no more! The series is set for release by fall this year - mere months away!

Featured image credit: Ink Drop / Alamy