When it comes to the Addams family, some members are a little more kooky while others are a little more spooky. Then there’s Gomez and Morticia’s daughter. She’s unlike the rest of her unusual kin. That’s why we’re not surprised she’s the one getting her own television series from Tim Burton. But while the latest trailer for Wednesday has us excited to see her go to school, we know one group that won’t be – her classmates.
Something tells us attacking the swim team with piranhas will seem tame by season’s end. Especially because Jenna Ortega’s Wednesday Addams will have bigger fish to fry. Here’s the series’ official logline from Netflix:
The series is a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams’ years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where 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.
Forget fish. That’s an entire ocean worth of issues. Of course, we trust Wednesday will still find time to torture her schoolmates, which we see in the trailer. And with her we mean that literally. Not that we need to tell Pugsley that. This official image from the series shows this new version of Wednesday has the same old animosity for her brother.
Wednesday isn’t the only Addams along for the fun, as we see in the latest trailer. The show also stars Catherine Zeta-Jones as her mother Morticia, Luis Guzmán as her dad Gomez, and Isaac Ordonez as her little brother Pugsley. The series also features: Gwendoline Christie, Jamie McShane, Percy Hynes White, Hunter Doohan, Emma Myers, Joy Sunday, Naomi J Ogawa, Moosa Mostafa, Georgie Farmer, Riki Lindhome, and a former Wednesday Addams, Christina Ricci.
While Tim Burton directs, Alfred Gough and Miles Millar serve as showrunners and writers. The series will also arrive—when else?—during the spooky season. Wednesday debuts this fall. That’s great news for us, but not for her fellow students. That’s barely enough time to transfer somewhere else.