Netflix’s Geeked Week is returning once more. The event begins June 6. But it’s already looking like we’re in for a creepy and kooky ride. The streaming platform teased a preview of the upcoming Tim Burton series, Wednesday. The upcoming series follows the teenage Wednesday Addams. She’s thwarting a monster and trying to keep her psychic abilities in check. And before we get our actual tease, Netflix is giving us a little look at an important member of the Addams family: Thing.
Thing has clearly seen better days, as the scarred and stitched together appendage graces the screen.
Here’s the logline, per Netflix:
Wednesday is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting 16-year-old Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy. Season One will follow Wednesday as she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago—all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore.
Jenna Ortega plays the titular teen, while Catherine Zeta-Jones and Luis Guzmán play Morticia and Gomez. Rounding out the cast are Gwendoline Christie, Christina Ricci, Hunter Doohan, Percy Hynes White, Joy Sunday, Emma Myers, Riki Lindhome, Jamie McShane, Georgie Farmer, Naomi Ogawa, and Moosa Mostafa.
It’s particularly exciting to see Ricci, our current Yellowjackets MVP, returning to the franchise. Will the former Wednesday Addams have a scene with Ortega? We’d love to see a Wednesday Addams team-up.
In addition to Burton, who serves as director and executive producer, the creative team includes Al Gough and Miles Millar as producers and showrunners. Gandja Monteiro and James Marshall direct two episodes in the latter half of the eight-episode season. Plus, Danny Elfman is teaming up with Burton, his frequent collaborator, to write the score alongside Chris Bacon.