Tim Burton’s ‘Addams Family’ spin-off: everything we know
They’re creepy and they’re weird, mysterious, and scary – and they’re coming to Netflix. Tim burton runs a new Addams Family spin-off series on Wednesday Addams, correctly titled Wednesday.
The streaming service announced the series in February 2021 and revealed the first look at the show’s artwork, which showed a Wednesday in silhouette playing the cello with a large knife instead of a bow.
Few other details about the eight-episode series have been released, but given Burton’s fondness for a horror-inspired, goth-tinged aesthetic, he and the Addams should be a good choice.
The director, who will make his first foray into television with Wednesday, rose to prominence in the 1980s with Pee-wee’s great adventure, Beetlejuice and Batman. His next project, the 1990s Edward Scissorhands, no doubt made stars of Johnny Depp and Winona ryder (and was memorably parodied by Timothée Chalamet in a Super Bowl 2021 commercial).
Throughout his career, he has collaborated on several occasions with many of the same actors, including Depp, Michael keaton, Christina ricci, Michelle pfeiffer and his ex-girlfriend, Helena Bonham Carter. So far, none of these people have been reported to be involved in Wednesday, but it doesn’t hurt to dream of a bewitched Pfeiffer as the matriarch of the Morticia family.
The Addams Family started as a series of simple panels New Yorker cartoons drawn by illustrator Charles Addams, from 1938 until his death in 1988. The first Hollywood adaptation was a half-hour sitcom that ran from 1964 to 1966. Two animated series followed in 1973 and 1992 , and a live action series titled The New Addams Family operated from 1998 to 2001.
The first big screen adaptation hit theaters in 1991, with a cast that included Ricci as Wednesday, as well as Anjelica huston, Raul Julia and Christopher lloyd. The following, Addams Family Values, premiered in 1993 and was followed by a direct reboot to video in 1998.
Finally, the Creepy Crew has returned in 2019 animation again The Addams Family, featuring the vocal work of Charlize theron, Oscar isaac and Snoop dogg as Cousin Itt. A sequel to this version is slated for release in November 2021. Oh, and there was also a Broadway musical that premiered in 2010.
All of this to say that this isn’t the first time someone has tried to bring the Addams back. It’s not even the first time Burton has tried to do it – he was attached to a stop motion film version that was canceled in 2013.
This is the first time anyone has focused solely on Wednesday Addams, however, which is great news for fans of pigtail braids and black color. Keep scrolling to find out everything we know so far Wednesday: