When we first learned in February 2021 that Netflix was teaming up with Tim Burton for a new Addams Family series titled “Wednesday,” we were thrilled. Then things got even more exciting when we learned that Jenna Ortega from “The Babysitter: Killer Queen” had been cast in the titular role. Since she’s already proven her supernatural chops with the Netflix horror movie, she seems like the perfect choice for the dry and macabre Wednesday Addams.
In September, Netflix announced that a handful of new stars had joined the cast. While “Game of Thrones” alum Gwendoline Christie has landed a regular role, a handful of newcomers join the cast as the rest of the Addams family, including Issac Ordonez as Pugsley Addams, Victor Dorobantu as Thing and George Burcea as Lurch. Other newly announced cast members include Tommie Earl Jenkins as Mayor Walker, Iman Marson as Lucas Walker, William Houston as Joseph Crackstone, Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo as Deputy Santiago, Oliver Watson as Kent, Calum Ross as Rowan, and Johnna Dias Watson as Divina. And most recently it was announced that Christina Ricci is returning to the franchise.
The young adult series follows Wednesday as she studies at the mysterious Nevermore Academy. As if coping with a new school and emerging psychics isn’t hard already, Wednesday must also save the local town as she tries to unravel the mystery her parents got involved in 25 years earlier. Directed by Burton and created by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, we’re eagerly counting down the days until the eight-episode series graces our screens. Until then, you can check out the rest of the “Wednesday” cast, including who will play the iconic Morticia and Gomez Addams.