Wednesday, a new live-action, comedic coming-of-age tale from Netflix, will star Jenna Ortega in the role of Wednesday Addams, one of the world’s most enduring pop cultural icons.
— Creative visionary Tim Burton makes his directorial TV debut,
with creators Al Gough and Miles Millar serving as showrunners of the
new series from MGM Television —
The character has been portrayed in television, film, video games and even musicals, but Wednesday has always been part of The Addams Family ensemble until now — in her first young adult television series.
The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. 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.
Director / Executive Producer: Tim Burton (Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands)
Showrunners / Executive Producers: Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville, Into the Badlands)
Executive Producers: Steve Stark (Medium, The Event), Andrew Mittman for 1.21 (The Addams Family, Alphas), Kevin Miserocchi (Tee and Charles Addams Foundation), Kayla Alpert (Code Black, Up All Night), Jonathan Glickman for Glickmania (RESPECT, Addams Family 2), and Gail Berman (The Addams Family, Alphas)
Studio: MGM Television