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‘Wednesday’ Netflix Series: Coming to Netflix in November 2022

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Wednesday Addams played by Jenna Ortega in new Netflix series Wednesday- Photo: Netflix

Will be released on Netflix in November 2022, Wednesday is the new family series based on The Addams family. Below is our full preview of the new series, keeping up with all the other things you need to know Wednesdayincluding the plot, casting news production updates, and Netflix release date.

Wednesday is an upcoming Netflix Original family fantasy show directed by the legendary Tim Burton. Netflix won the bidding war for show, beating all its competitors to earn the exclusive worldwide distribution right. What’s on Netflix was one of the first to report that the spin-off would be heading to Netflix.

The creators of the series are Al Gough and Miles Millar.

It has already been announced that MGM TV is the production studio behind the development of Wednesday, with Burton on board as executive producer in addition to his duties as director. Burton is joined by Jon Glickman, Andrew Mittman and Gail Berman as fellow producers of the original.

The hatching of Wednesday will mark a special occasion in Tim Burton’s career as the show will be his TV directing debut.


What is the plot of? Wednesday on Netflix?

Netflix has revealed the official loglines for the series:

Wednesday Addam’s setbacks as a student at Nevermore Academy: A very unique boarding school nestled in the deepest New England.

Wednesday’s efforts to master her emerging psychic abilities, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the supernatural mystery her parents were embroiled in 25 years ago – all while shedding her newfound and very tangled relationships in Nevermore navigated.

A much bigger summary for Wednesday has also been reported:

After being kicked out of eight schools in five years, Willa aka Wednesday Adams begins a new chapter in her life at the academy, the two-century-old boarding school her parents attended. Willa, however, wants nothing to do with their alma mater and she already plans her escape. But this academy is like no other school she’s ever attended. It is a school of outcasts with four main cliques, the Fangs (vampires), the Furs (werewolves), the Scales (sirens), and the Stoners. It’s also a piece of mystery that holds dark secrets about her family’s past.

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When is the Wednesday Netflix release date?

We’ve known that for a while Wednesday was supposed to be coming to Netflix in the fall, which has now been revealed Wednesday will premiere on Netflix on Wednesday, November 23, 2022.

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Who are the cast members of? Wednesday?

The role of Wednesday Addams has finally been revealed. Jenna Ortega takes on the iconic role, whom Netflix subscribers should recognize by now.

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Jenna Ortega on Wednesday

Ortega starred in multiple Originals for Netflix. She is most recognizable for her role as Ellie in the second season of youPhoebe in The Babysitter: Killer Queenand Katie Torres in Yeah bye. She is also the voice of Brooklyn in the hit animated series Jurassic World Camp Chalk.

Outside of Netflix, Ortega has also been featured in popular titles such as Disney’s Elena of AvalorThe CWs Jane the Virginand the MCU movie Iron Man 3.

At Netflix’s Geeked Week event, we finally got our first look at Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams! New and old fans of the Addams Family should be incredibly excited to see Ortega in action.

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Wednesday. Jenna Ortega as Wednesday Addams in Wednesday. kr. Matthias Clamer/Netflix © 2022

In an exciting turn of events, former Addams Family and Wednesday Addams actress Christina Ricci has joined the cast of Wednesday! It is currently unknown what role Ricci has been given, but we can confirm that she will not be playing an older version of Wednesday Addams.

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Christina Ricci in 2019 (left) and Ricci as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (1991)

Who’s in the rest of the cast?

It took a little longer than expected, but we finally have our Morticia and Gomez Addams inserting Wednesday! Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones will take on the iconic role of Morticia Addams and Luis Guzmán will play her on-screen husband Gomez Addams.

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The remaining lead and supporting cast members have also been cast in the Wednesday series.

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Above: Emma Myers, Hunter Doohan, Percy Hynes White, Joy Sunday | Below: Gwendoline Christie, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Thora Birch

The students

Emma Myers has been cast as Enid Sinclair, a Werewolf with a sunny disposition, and roommate of Willa (Wednesday). Enid, the complete opposite of Willa, wore brightly colored accessories over the school’s purple school uniform.

Hunter Doohan has been cast as Tyler Galpin, a smart and sensitive young man who suffers from his dysfunctional relationship with his father, the city’s sheriff. Tyler is human, works part-time at the local cafe and aspires to leave town for good when he graduates from high school.

Percy Hynes White has been cast as Xavier Thorpea young man of wealth and privilege who becomes fascinated with Willa.

happy sunday has been cast as Bianca Barclay, a siren seen as school royalty, and her attitude shows it. Bianca is constantly at odds with Willa, but beneath her scaled appearance is a woman whose life has been far from easy.

The grown-ups

Gwendoline Christie has been cast as Director Larissa Weems, who constantly clashes with Willa because she believes she is nothing more than a troublemaker. She presents herself as warm and welcoming, but hides her true feelings as a skilled diplomat.

Riki Lindhome has been cast as dr. Valerie Kinbott, an eccentric professional therapist who takes a deep interest in her newest patient Willa. Thoughtful and perceptive, Dr. Kinbott also has a penchant for street taxidermy, Diptyque candles and cashmere ponchos.

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Jamie McShane has been cast as Sheriff Donavan Galpin, the single father of teenage Tyler. Time has taken its toll on the sheriff, making him a cynical and frustrated man, often leading him to insult his son. When a series of murders take place near the academy, he becomes obsessed with connecting the grizzly murders to the school.

Torah Berk has been cast as Mrs Tamara Novaku, the academy’s only human teacher. Smart, quirky and observant, Tamara teaches AP Bio and feels a special bond with Willa.


What is the production status of? Wednesday?

Official production status: post production (last updated: 06/06/2021)

The main photography started on the project in September 2021 and took place in Romania.

Filming took place during the fall and winter before finally finishing on February 10, 2022.


What does the number of episodes count for? Wednesday?

It has already been confirmed that the first season of Wednesday will have a total of eight episodes.

The running time of each episode is approximately 60 minutes.

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Is Wednesday a limited series?

It still remains unclear whether Netflix will only get one season Wednesday.

There is no doubt in our minds that Wednesday becomes extremely popular with subscribers and is likely to become one of the biggest Originals released on Netflix since Weird stuff, The Umbrella Academyand The Witcher.

The idea of ​​a second season is likely to be heavily in the hands of Tim Burton, who leads the series as showrunner, director and executive producer.


Are you looking forward to the release of Wednesday on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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