Netflix has teamed up with director Tim Burton for a new live action series based on the world of The Addams Family.
According to Deadline, Burton will produce and direct the series (his first television directing gig) with Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar writing the series. The live action series, titled Wednesday, will feature the adventures of the Addams Family daughter as she attends Nevermore Academy and attempts to master her emerging psychic abilities.
The series will also find Wednesday taking on rampaging monsters that terrorize the town as well as a mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago.
“When we first heard Al Gough and Miles Millar’s pitch for Wednesday we were struck, like an arrow from a crossbow, right in our hearts. They nailed the tone, the spirit and the characters, but gave us a fresh way into this story,” said Teddy Biaselli, Netflix’s Director Original Series. He also calls Wednesday “the ultimate lone wolf” character. “We then got the call that visionary director and lifelong Addams Family fan Tim Burton wanted to make his television directorial debut with this series. Tim has had a history of telling empowering stories about social outsiders like Edward Scissorhands, Lydia Deitz and Batman. And now he brings his unique vision to Wednesday and her spooky classmates at Nevermore Academy.”
No cast has been announced for the series, but we will follow this story and this series as it develops.
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