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Jenna Ortega To Play Wednesday Addams In Netflix Series

May 20, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Our new Wednesday Addams is officially set, as Jenna Ortega will play the Addams Family character in Netflix’s Wednesday. Netflix announced on Thursday that Ortega (The Babysitter: Killer Queen, Scream) will star as the iconic creepy daughter of the Addams clan. You can see the announcement post below.

Wednesday will be executive produced and directed by Tim Burton and recieved an eight-episode order from Netflix in February. Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville, Into the Badlands) will serve as showrunners for the show, described as follows:

Wednesday is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. 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.

The Addams Family was created by Charles Addams in 1938 and has been adapted to the big screen and television multiple times. The series will be Burton’s first foray into television.