Tim Burton’s ‘Wednesday’ Series: Coming to Netflix Fall 2022 & What We Know So Far

Review Ethan / 2022-08-29 22:27:45

We reported in February 2021 that Netflix had won the bid war for Wednesday's Addams Family TV Show, directed by Tim Burton. In February 2022, filming ceased and the show is now in post production. Arriving in Fall 2022, we’re also keeping track of everything else you need to know about Wednesday, including the plot, casting news production updates, and the eventual Netflix release date.

The upcoming Netflix Original Family Fantasy Show Wednesday will be directed by Tim Burton. Netflix was the winner of the global exclusive distribution rights. It beat all other competitors in the bidding battle for the show. Al Gough, Miles Millar and Miles Millar are the creators of this series.

MGM TV has been confirmed as the production studio responsible for Wednesday's development. Burton will be serving as both an executive producer and director. Burton will be accompanied on the Original by Jon Glickman and Andrew Mittman.

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

Is there a plot to Wednesday's events?

Netflix revealed the loglines of the series on its website:

Wednesday Addams misadventures as a student at Nevermore Academy: a very unique boarding school snuggled in deepest New England.

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.

An even larger summary of Wednesday's events has been also reported.

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

What date is Wednesday's Netflix release?

The Wednesday series will debut on Netflix Fall 2022, as expected. An exact release date has yet to be revealed, however, it’s our expectation that Wednesday will be part of Netflix’s Halloween 2022 line-up.

What are the Cast Members of Wednesday's Show?

Wednesday Addams' role has been finally revealed. Jenna Ortega will take on this iconic role, which Netflix subscribers are sure to recognize.

Tim Burtons Wednesday Series on Netflix What We Know So Far Jenna Ortega

Ortega has appeared in numerous Originals on Netflix. Her most well-known roles include Ellie, in The Babysitter: Killer Queen's second season, and Katie Torres, in Yes Day. In the Jurassic World animated series Camp Cretaceous, she voices Brooklyn.

Outside of Netflix, Ortega has also featured in popular titles such as Disney’s Elena of Avalor, The CW’s Jane the Virgin, and the MCU movie Iron Man 3.

During Netflix’s Geeked Week event we finally received our first look at Jenna Ortega in full as Wednesday Addams! Ortega will be seen in action by Addams Family fans old and new.


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

Christina Ricci, a former Addams Family actress and Wednesday Addams actress, has been added to the Wednesday cast! It’s currently unknown what role Ricci has been given, however, 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)

Which actor is the remainder of the cast?

Although it took us a while to get our Morticia Addams and Gomez Addams casting in, we are now ready for Wednesday. Welsh actress Catherine Zeta-Jones will be taking on the iconic role of Morticia Addams, and Luis Guzmán will be playing her on-screen husband Gomez Addams.

Tim Burtons Wednesday Series on Netflix Zeta Jones Guzman

In the Wednesday series, all remaining lead and supporting cast members were also cast.

wednesday cast members netflix season 1

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


Emma Myers will play Enid Sinclair (Wednesday), a Werewolf who has a bright disposition and is Willa's roommate. A complete opposite to Willa, Enid accessorized the school’s purple uniform with brightly colored accessories.

Hunter Doohan will play Tyler Galpin. He is a sensitive and smart young man, who has a dysfunctional relationship to his father, the sheriff. Tyler, a human being, works part-time in the cafe and hopes to move on from the town after he finishes high school.

Percy Hynes White will play Xavier Thorpe. He is a young man from privilege and wealth who falls in love with Willa.

Joy Sunday plays Bianca Barclay. She is a siren and school princess, with a sassy attitude. Bianca has a difficult relationship with Willa, but underneath her slender exterior lies a woman who's had a hard life.

For the Adults

Gwendoline Christine has been chosen to play Principal Larissa Weems. She is a conflicting character who believes Willa to be nothing but a troublemaker. Although she presents herself warmly and inviting, her real feelings are hidden like a diplomat.

Riki Lindhome will play Dr. Valerie Kinbott. She is an eccentric professional therapist and takes a great interest in Willa. Perceptive and thoughtful, Dr. Kinbott is also a lover of roadkill taxidermy and Diptyque candles.

Jamie McShane will play Sheriff Donavan Galpin who is the father to Tyler. The sheriff has become a frustrated and cynical man over the years, leading him to abuse his son. He becomes obsessed by connecting the grisly murders to the school after a string of crimes occurs near the academy.

Thora Birch will play Ms. Tamara Novak. She is the academy's only human teacher. Tamara is smart, perceptive and quirky. Bio, and feels a special connection to Willa.

Complete Cast List

Here is Wednesday's complete cast list:

Role Cast Member
Wednesday ‘Willa’ Addams Jenna Ortega
Gomez Addams Luis Guzmán
Morticia Addams Catherine Zeta-Jones
Enid Sinclair Emma Myers
Tyler Galpin Hunter Doohan
Xavier Thorpe Percy Hynes White
Bianca Barclay Joy Sunday
Principal Larissa Weems Gwendoline Christie
Dr. Valerie Kinbott Riki Lindhome
Sheriff Donavan Galpin Jamie McShane
Ms. Tamara Novak Thora Birch
Joseph Crackstone William Houston
Mayor Walker Tommie Earl Jenkins
Ajax Petropolus Georgie Farmer
Yoko Tanaka Naomi j Ogawa
Eugene Otinger Moosa Mostafa
Divana Johnna Dias-Watson
Carter Islam Bouakkaz
Deputy Santiago Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo
Lurch George Burcea
Pugsley Addams Isaac Ordonez
Kent Oliver Watson
Lucas Walker Iman Marson
Thing Victor Dorobantu
Rowan Calum Ross

How is Wednesday's production?

Official Production Status: Post-production. (Last Updated 06/06/2021).

The principal photography of the project began in September 2021 in Romania. The filming was completed in the Winter and Fall, with the final cut on February 10, 2022.

How many episodes are there for Wednesday?

The first episode of Wednesday's season will consist of 8 episodes.

Each episode runs approximately 60 minutes.

Are Wednesdays a limited series?

Netflix may only get one Wednesday season, it is not clear.

There’s no doubt in our minds that Wednesday is going to be extremely popular with subscribers, and is likely going to be one of the biggest Originals released on Netflix since Stranger Things, The Umbrella Academy, and The Witcher.

Tim Burton is the showrunner, executive producer, and director of the second season.

Do you look forward to Wednesday's release on Netflix? Comment below to let us know your thoughts!


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