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‘Wednesday’, the upcoming new Netflix horror comedy spin-off of ‘The Addams Family’ promises a version of Wednesday Addams and her family that is both new and comfortingly familiar.
As the show’s first season is set to tell the story of Wednesday Addams now that she is a teenager rather than a child, with all the uncertainty and drama that can bring, as well as the opportunities for adventure and self discovery. Especially when Wednesday has to attend a sinister boarding school in a town experiencing a string of unexplained murders…
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All you need to know before you watch Wednesday
‘Wednesday’ Latest News
It’s Officially Here!!!
Yes, Wednesday is now available to watch worldwide on Netflix, and to celebrate, here is a brand new interview with Wednesday herself, Jenna Ortega, as she discusses the inspiration behind her ‘Wednesday’ dance scene:
After our first look at the series’ opening titles. Netflix have now released a brand new featurette that takes us behind the scenes of the mysterious supernatural boarding school, Nevermore Academy:
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Building anticipation for the debut of ‘Wednesday’. Netflix have released a brand new video showing the opening title sequence for the series featuring the music of series composer, Danny Elfman, and visuals directly overseen by series director and producer, Tim Burton:
Following it’s New York Comic Con panel for the series. Netflix have released a brand new trailer for ‘Wednesday’ giving us our best glimpse yet at the Nevermore Academy and the threats and mystery that Wednesday will deal with throughout the season as a student of the academy:
Ahead of the show’s panel tomorrow at New York Comic Con, the official Netflix Twitter account accidentally let slip that Wednesday’s beloved Uncle Fester would in fact be appearing in the first season of the show, with a reveal set for tomorrow’s panel.
The confirmation that this information was tweeted out prematurely came when Netflix’s social media team hastily deleted the tweet but not before fans caught it and screenshot it:
This then lead to a hilarious and threatening tweet to the official Netflix Twitter account from none other than Wednesday Addams herself:
As part of their ‘Tudum’ global fan event, Netflix have released a brand new clip from the series featuring Wednesday and Thing:
Ahead of the main section of their ‘Tudum‘ Global fan event airing later today (click here for info on how and where to watch).
Netflix have released a brand new poster for ‘Wednesday’ which also, finally, reveals the global release date for the series, as Wednesday 23rd November 2022:
The official Netflix YouTube channel has released a brand new trailer for the series, titled “Join Nevermore Academy Today”, and giving an in-world glimpse at the mysterious educational institution:
As the 74th Television Academy Emmy Awards were taking place, the official Twitter account for Wednesday Addams was giving hilarious in-character reactions to the ceremony, beginning with a video where Jenna Ortega, in character as Wednesday, advised the night’s nominees that winning an Emmy statuette would not give them validation and instead recommended that they do what she has done and “embrace the emptiness”:
This was then followed by a series of tweets from Wednesday giving her, unique, thoughts on each Emmy win and moment:
In addition to their recently released first teaser trailer for the series, Netflix have now released a behind the scenes video focusing on the lead character herself and speaking with series star Jenna Ortega on how it feels to be playing such an iconic character and what Wednesday as a character has always meant to her personally.
We’re also treated to plenty of glimpses behind the shooting of the show as well as discussions with series creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar along with a discussion with series director, Tim Burton, regarding the tone of the show.
Be sure to keep checking back here for all the latest news and updates on ‘Wednesday’.
‘Wednesday’ Release Date
Netflix have confirmer that the series will release globally on Wednesday 23rd November 2022.
Where can I watch the series?
As the show is a Netflix Original. Initially, it will be released exclusively, worldwide, on Netflix for Netflix subscribers, with a home release on physical media potentially coming later.
‘Wednesday’ 1st Official Full Trailer:
‘Wednesday’ Official “Join Nevermore Academy Today” trailer:
‘Wednesday’ 1st Official Teaser Trailer:
‘Wednesday’ Official Wednesday Addams Revealed First Look Character Teaser Trailer:
‘Wednesday’ Official Opening Title Sequence:
‘Wednesday’ Official “Wednesday Addams vs. Thing” clip:
‘Wednesday’ “Welcome To Nevermore” Featurette:
‘Wednesday’ “Inside the Character” Featurette:
Well, you may or may not be surprised to hear it’s not about the day of the week… Forgive me, cheap writer joke that I couldn’t resist, and besides, Gomez would love that joke.
No, ‘Wednesday’, is about the only daughter and oldest child of The Addams Family, the beloved, kooky and spooky family, from American artist and cartoonist, Charles Addams .
However, unlike previous adaptations of The Addams Family, Netflix’s ‘Wednesday’ features the family as supporting characters only, with Wednesday as the title character.
But in another departure from previous adaptations, the Wednesday of this series is now an older teenager rather than the little girl that she is normally seen as.
As this series focuses on her time attending the Nevermore Academy, a boarding school where Wednesday will spend most of the show as she deals with growing older and trying to become her own person.
A theme that the series’ creators Alfred Gough, and Miles Millar are more than versed in, having created the seminal Smallville which focused on a teenage Clark Kent and his journey from teenager to Superman.
In their exclusive interview about the show with Vanity Fair, Gough revealed:
“The relationship that kind of hangs over the season is really Wednesday’s relationship with Morticia,
How do you step out of the shadow of a mother as glamorous as Morticia?”
In addition, the only other story point that has been revealed at the moment for the show is that the show will have a mystery running throughout it that Wednesday will presumably investigate, involving the mysterious deaths plaguing the town where the Nevermore Academy resides.
Who’s making ‘Wednesday’?
The series has several high profile names both in behind and in front of the camera.
As behind the camera, we have acclaimed writers Gough and Millar who have not only created the series but are also executive produced all 8 episodes of the first season in addition to writing half of the season’s episodes.
Then, arguably, the most high profile name involved in the show is none other than iconic Hollywood director, Tim Burton, who not only serves as an executive producer on the show with Miller and Gough, but has also directed half of the season as well.
Burton also brings his long time collaborators with him, celebrated costume designer Colleen Atwood, and prolific composer Danny Elfman to bring their iconic touches to the show.
Creating, as Millar says in the Vanity Fair article, “an eight-hour Tim Burton movie”, which he also reveals was always his and Gough’s ambition for the show.
Update – 09/10/2022:
As revealed in the latest trailer for the series, Christina Ricci appears to be playing a member of staff of the Nevermore Academy named “Ms Thornhill”.
The trailer also reveals the inclusion of Uncle Fester in the series, played by Fred Armisen (Archer, Portlandia, Big Mouth).
The titular Wednesday is played by up and coming actress, Jenna Ortega (Elena of Avalor, Scream, Jurassic World: Camp Cretaceous).
While her parents, Morticia, and Gomez, are played by Catherine Zeta-Jones (The Mask of Zorro, Chicago, Prodigal Son) and Luis Guzmán (The Count Of Monte Cristo, Narcos, Code Black) respectively.
Wednesday’s brother, Pugsley, is played by young actor Isaac Ordonez (A Wrinkle In Time) in his biggest on screen role yet.
Reuniting as well with Burton who directed her in Sleepy Hollow is Christina Ricci (The Opposite of Sex, The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, Yellowjackets), whose own big screen break through was as Wednesday Addams for Director Barry Sonnenfeld in The Addams Family and The Addams Family Values.
Ricci stars in Wednesday in an as yet undisclosed role that has many Ricci and Addams Family fans eagerly contemplating who she could be?
Gwendoline Christie (Game Of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Sandman) plays Larissa Weems the seemingly stern and unimpressed head of Nevermore Academy.
Noticeably absent from the cast list for the film though is Grandmama, and Uncle Fester. The latter of whom when asked by Vanity Fair, Gough would only reply no comment, advising knowingly that everyone will just have to watch the show.
How many episodes in Wednesday?
There are 8 episodes in the show’s first season.
Is Wednesday a movie or series?
Wednesday is a series, although if it does well, there is always the possibility that Netflix may make a feature length Wednesday movie at some point in the future.
How long Will Wednesday episodes be?
Each episode of Wednesday is 45 minutes in length.