We recently announced that Tim Burton’s Addams Family spin-off series, “Wednesday”, was reportedly coming to Netflix – and now the streaming giant has confirmed the news. In late 2020 it was announced that Tim Burton was working with MGM on an Addams Family spin-off about Wednesday Addams with Netflix being rumoured as the then front-runner in the bidding. Netflix has now confirmed the series and stated that, along with MGM/UA, they are “thrilled to announce the new live-action coming-of-age comedy Wednesday that will see everyone’s favorite maiden of the macabre graduate into a full fledged leading lady.”
Production is likely to start this Summer and there are no details about cast or release dates at this early stage. Tim Burton will be directing alongside Alfred Gough and Miles Millar who will act as showrunners and executive producers.
The upcoming eight-episode series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday’s years as a student at the peculiar 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 of the strange and diverse student body.