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Tim Burton directing live-action Wednesday Addams series for Netflix

February 19th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Just before Halloween last year, we reported on Tim Burton diving into making a TV series with a new adaptation of The Addams Family (here) and now we know what exactly that series will be.

Not to be confused with the upcoming Addams family movie sequel (here), Burton is currently developing a Wednesday Addams series, aptly called Wednesday,with streamer Netflix.

The series will focus on the daughter of Gomez and Morticia Addams and will be live-action with Al Gough and Miles Millar showrunning; it will follow Wednesday as she attends Nevermore Academy and stumbles upon a long-forgotten mystery. At the minute there are no plans for the rest of the clan to appear but I’d imagine it will be hard to not have at least some of the other Addams appear.

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.

Tim Burton’s Batman, Beetlejuice and Ed Wood were big parts of why I became the movie fan I am today and back in the day I’d have been bouncing off the walls for this… I just hope he still has the teeth to really make a dark, gothic, darkly humourous and yet family-friendly adventure. That used to be his bread and butter… if he can tap into that, this could be a gem.


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….