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Netflix’s Addams Family spin-off Wednesday finds its titular anti-hero

May 19th, 2021 by Marc Comments

We reported back in February (here) that Tim Burton was developing his first TV series with Netflix and it was to focus on Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family and be called simply Wednesday.

At the time we had no casting news – although the rumour that Christina Ricci is being sought for the role of Morticia is just too good to go away – it seems that series has found its titular, em, anti-heroine.

Yes Day star Jenna Ortega has signed on to to play the eldest Addams child in the highly anticipated series which will be show-run by Smallville’s Al Gough and Miles Millar and will follow an older Wednesday finding her place in the world and going to Nevermore Academy.

‘She attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous local town killing spree, and solve a supernatural mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago – all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.’

And that’s all we know for now and it’s expected that many of the cast are being sought to be played by Hispanic actors.

Let me know your thoughts, gang…

Source: THR

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….